Two for one! I love when a good outfit combo comes together. This red linen Scout Tee with the Chambray Zinnia is such an easy outfit to wear.
This is the first Woven Scout Tee that I ever made, last summer. Looking at it now, I see that I need to add a few more of these to my summer wardrobe. I posted about my long sleeve Liberty version here. I made a couple small changes. Just brought in the side seams a bit for a better fit on me and added a few inches to the length. I’m going to make my next versions at the original length because I think it will look more flattering with skirts and shorts for the summer. For the binding on the neck, I couldn’t resist making a contrast bias tape using some plaid cotton shirting from Sultan’s. Those hidden details give me endless pleasure.
For the Colette Zinnia Skirt, I combined elements of version 2 and 3 on the pattern. I liked the shorter length and the pockets, but since I was using the Chambray Union Light, I also wanted to have a lining. I omitted the belt loops since I don’t ever wear belts. I would definitely make this custom version again. The skirt is very light weight and feels so soft. I can’t wait to wear it this summer without tights. All the pleats in the skirt are top stitched down. I love the way this looks. I was also very happy to find the perfect button for the back closure in The Button Dept. at the workroom.
Both these patterns are great for beginners and a breeze for experienced sewers.
My Me Made May month is going really well! I keep finding new clothes in my closet that need to be photographed, so there is now a queue of blog posts that I’m working on. You can keep track of my outfits on Instagram or see the collection here.