First let's talk the location - I am in Utah baby! More specifically Arches National Park, down south where everything is red but the sky. I was warned off a Utah summer because of the heat, but I'm a rebel and my visa won't let me hang out here until the fall when apparently it's even lovelier.
The dress is yet another Grainline Scout Tee variation (see previous blogged scouts here, and my first scout dress here. There's also a bunch more unblogged ones that pop up on instagram). I have (had) 2 scout tee patterns: one with only a few fitting adjustments that kept the original shape, and another variation that shall be referred to as "The Pattern Formally Known As Scout" (TPFKAS). It's been altered and adjusted into a more fitted, longer, more curvy shape and only the neckline and sleeves suggest any relation to her mother. This dress is from TPFKAS, but I'm sure it would work with the real scout tee pattern, or any other tee pattern for that matter, especially if you wear it with a belt.
It was so easy to make. Just take the original pattern and cut straight down from the hips / but, which on me is the widest part.
The fabric is a semi-sheer silk from The Fabric Store, and divine to touch. Actually, if I stand between your eyes and the sun it's very sheer. Ever wanted to know what I look like naked? Well there you (nearly) go.
I was keen to use this fabric before leaving Australia so I serged (overlocked) the seams where I normally would have frenched them. Speaking of serge vs. overlock, even though we share a tongue, Australians and Americans still have some pretty major linguistic differences. The other day I was telling travel buddy about only being able to find one thong and getting a very filthy look from another camper within ear shot (Oooooh, you call them flip flops. I get it now). Then there's coriander vs. cilantro, or zucchini vs. courgette. And I'm not sure what the American word is yet, but the other day I asked for a tarp and I'm pretty sure I offended someone's mother.
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The pattern: TPFKAS
Fabric: Silk from The Fabric Store - I think it's DKNY?
Changes made: Lengthened to make it a dress
Next time: I'll remember not to stand in front of the sun ;)
Worn with: Country Road leather belt, hiking boots, and a serious sheen of moisturiser, sunscreen, bug spray and sweat. I call it Eau de Camp.