Grainline Studio Scout Tee & Colette Zinnia Skirt

Grainline Studio : Scout Woven Tee
Linen from Sultan’s Fine Fabric, bias plaid trim from Sultan’s Fine Fabric

Colette Patterns : Zinnia Skirt
Robert Kaufman Chambray Union Light
Lined with Solid Grey Voile

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 Skirt 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.

Grainline Studio Scout Tee & Colette Zinnia Skirt

Grainline Studio Scout Tee & Colette Zinnia Skirt

Grainline Studio Scout Tee & Colette Zinnia Skirt

Grainline Studio Scout Tee & Colette Zinnia Skirt

Colette Zinnia Skirt

Colette Zinnia Skirt

Grainline Studio Scout Tee & Colette Zinnia Skirt



  • Love how it all goes together, the colous blend and contrast perfectly. I have been searching for fabric to make a zinna every since it was released but struggle to find any fitting, but now I think my search will go in an other direction.
    docksjö recently posted..Me Made May 12-17

  • this is lovely! love the soft choice of colors. looks great on you!

  • i love, love, love this outfit so much. i know i always say that! you look like a ballet teacher. so comfortable and classy. and the tights! love that dusty rose color of the top. i have so many skirt patterns, i haven’t gotten this one yet…but those pleats are too cute! and her patterns are so educational. and the plaid binding is perfect :)
    ashley recently posted..Writing Communities Connect Bloggers Across

    • ash! that might be one of the best compliments ever. though my russian ballet teachers were not something i ever aspired to look like, i have such fondness for ballet and miss it so much. ‘ballet teacher’ may be my new style inspiration for the rest of the year! xo

  • Beautiful work! I’ve just bought the Cynthia Rowley skirt/dress pattern based on your recommendation (I love the Nani Iro one you made). If I may ask, which would you say was your favourite to sew, this Colette skirt, or the Rowley?

    • Hi Noelle, I have a definite fondness for the Cynthia Rowley 2215 pattern, so I’d say that was my favourite to sew. BUT! the side zip with the pocket always stumps me for a few minutes each time.

  • This is lovely! Beautiful fabrics. I’ve got several unfinished Colette patterns & this has made me want to complete them – might have to bring back #junefinish for 2014!

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