You Bug Me

6.21.2013

So what do you do with one yard of silk in your stash? Lingerie? A tank top?   Drape it over your head and sashay around the house calling everyone Darrrrlink?

Well if it's 60" wide you can just squeeze out a Grainline Studio's Scout Tee.  All you need is some scrap fabric laying around, nude silk maybe, to use for the bias binding. 
Confession, I blow at bias bindings.  Jen's tutorial is supper helpful, but if you are an inaccurate cutter and sewer then you really can't expect professional results. There's a reason there are two lines of stitching around the neckline.  It's called my bias binding is all different widths and I wasn't even drinking!
I do try to be accurate but that part of my brain appears to be annexed into remembering song lyrics.  Appearently remembering all the words to 867-5309 is more important than consistant 1/2" seam allowances. (Jenny I got your number, I'm gonna make you minnne,  Jenny don't change your number, 8675309.)
Now if you're gonna make a shirt with a semi-large bug print on it people are either gonna love it or hate it.  My own husband said to our child, "EWWWW  Mommy's covered in Stink Bugs!!'   Don't be silly, stink bugs are brown not fabulous colors like my bugs.....Darrrrlink.
This is my second Scout Tee so pop over here to see what changes I made to the pattern. (Darts darrrrlink) 
In closing I give you this.

22 comments:

  1. Ha ha ha ha. You are too cute! Love your little buggy top.

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    1. Hee hee thanks. I will send you good luck in the from of pretty bugs.

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  2. Man, I love those colours on you! Perfect with the bright trousers too! (Look! I didn't call them pants! I'm learning, Sewcialists, I'm learning...) My parents met in uni because my mom was standing in front of my dad in line, and he noticed a big bug on her shoulder! Bugs = love, right?

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    1. That's an awesome bug related story, bugs do mean love. As long as they aren't cockroaches.

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  3. Ahhhhhhhhh - now I'm never going to get that song out of my head!! This is such a fun and distinctive top and those bugs look nothing like stink bugs (hate. those. things.). This must be soooo comfy to wear. Jenny, Jenny who can I turn to? For the price of a dime......

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    1. Ear Worm, Ear Worm! At least we're both singing it now while crushing stink bugs. Those things are evil.

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  4. I don't normally think of bugs as pretty, but yours are just fun colors they aren't gross! Love the shirt and especially that last photo - lol!

    ~ Brooke

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    1. It is the fun colors that makes it OK cause some of them are a little too real looking otherwise. Do you think Johnson & Johnson sells much "ON"? Maybe only to entomologists. ;)

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  5. I totally love this print as a tee! It looks fah-bulous! (And it's giving me ideas for that meter of donut fabric I have stashed away.) And now I have that song in my head as well. Thank you.

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    1. Thank you, Thank you. Gasp, donut tee perhaps? That would be delicious.

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    1. Thank you, can't say no to crazy bug prints.

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  7. Love those bugs! The scout is such a good fabric for showcasing a great fabric like this. Great job!

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    1. Thanks so much and you're right, the scout lets the fabric do the work.

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  8. Nice bugs! I like them in the wild, but not in my home! Since you are a bit wild sometimes, I think they are very appropriate...

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    1. Haa haa! You do not know how much it pleases me to be called a bit wild. Thank you very much.

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  9. I love this! How cool is a staple shape with a pop of insect whimsy?!

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    1. Thanks P, that scout tee is the shizzel.

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  10. hehee - love it. Isn't 1 yard of fabric (or 1m in my case) just the most annoying! Not any more though :) Looks great!

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    1. Thanks! I am glad to have found a use for such a small piece of fabric. It's kind of like having 1 ball of yarn just laying around.

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