Birdie Scout Woven Tee and Corduroy Moss Skirt

Scout woven tee and Moss skirt

After finishing my corset, I yearned for a quick and easy project to refresh myself. Refreshing from one sewing project by making another sewing project? One might wonder if I have no life beside sewing lol.

Anyway I was in Okadaya, a fabric store in Shinjuku, to find some corset supplies when I found this piece of double gauze fabric with cute birds pattern. It was only 70 cm but I bought it anyway, thinking that I could make it into a simple top.
Scout Woven Tee Scout Woven Tee

The Scout Woven Tee from Grainline studio has been in my stash for sometime and I think the simple shape is great to show off the bird print. I cut size 0 with no alteration except for shortening it about 5 cm. My fabric is of course not enough for the neckline binding, I used store bought binding in light yellow double-gauze cloth.

It is such an easy and simple pattern with wonderful shape! I can easily see this tee become one of my everyday staple.

Moss skirt Moss skirt
What is better to wear with a Scout Woven Tee than the Moss Skirt from Grainline studio? Of course! I bought the Moss skirt PDF pattern rightaway and start cutting into my fabric that afternoon. The fabric is green corduroy, the same one that I used for Sidra’s sarouel pants. I cut size 0, did a little swayback alteration, and lengthened the hem about 5 cm. It was indeed a very mini skirt before lengthening!

Moss skirt Moss skirt

As the Scout Woven Tee, the Moss skirt is also an easy and simple pattern. The most difficult part was probably the fly front zipper but I’ve made this several times so it went okay. My skirt also has center back seam on the waistband because I wanted the corduroy grain to stay horizontal on the front.

Scout woven tee and Moss skirt Scout woven tee and Moss skirt

The next day I went to a park near my house to enjoy the beautiful day with Sidra. I rarely took pictures of my outfit outside because I was shy. How all of you do it? But actually I live in a very wonderful area with lake, park, and woods nearby. I’ve brought my tripod with me but was too shy to set it up taking self-pictures in front of people.

Eventually I asked Sidra to be my photographer that day. He was very excited that he was finally allowed to use the SLR and took hundreds of pictures of me, of flowers, of people, and of dogs. He did a wonderful job although I was too self-conscious to pose. I think I look a little different when other people taking pictures of me than when I took them myself, don’t you think so?
Scout woven tee and Moss skirt

Scout woven tee and Moss skirt

Top pattern is Scout Woven Tee size 0.
Skirt pattern is Moss Skirt size 0.

  • Jenya

    Fabulous job! I’m about to make the Moss skirt and would love to know what the final measurements of the waist and hip are for the size 0. Can’t seem to find that info anywhere. Would be forever grateful if you wouldn’t mind measuring it. Thanks :)

    • http://verypurpleperson.com Novita

      Hi Jenya, I couldn’t find my Moss skirt right now, maybe you can ask Jen who make the pattern for more reliable answer. Thank you!

  • http://thesecretlifeofseams.wordpress.com thesecretlifeofseams

    Love the fabrics you’ve used here. I love sewing up the scout tee, very satisifying, and I was thinking of doing a Moss mini in corduroy, so your version has convinced me.
    Your Sidra-pics do have a slightly different vibe, so funny! He’s got a knack with the camera, keep him on!

  • http://monbouton.fr sophie o. (monbouton)

    the fabric for your top is great! I can really understand why you’d want to sew something in order to refresh yourself from a complex sewing project, we’re probably all mad women :)
    you seem to have wonderful surroundings for taking pictures: I too have problems taking pictures of myself outside, that’s why I barely only have indoor photos, I need to work on that!

  • molly

    i love your blog b/c you seem to be very similar to me physically so it’s super nice to see what is working for you. is that cheating:))? thank you for sharing these pics too! it looks like spring is happening for you.