Make a Cropped Scout this Summer!

Make a Cropped Scout this Summer! | Grainline StudioMake a Cropped Scout this Summer! | Grainline Studio
Make a Cropped Scout this Summer! | Grainline Studio

I was cleaning out an old hard drive recently and found these images of the original Scout Tee. Did you know it was cropped originally!? I lengthened it for the sewing pattern but with all the high waisted skirts and pants happening right now I thought now would be a fun time to show you how to create your own cropped Scout! It’s super easy so this won’t take long!

Make a Cropped Scout this Summer! | Grainline Studio

Start by tracing out your Scout front and back pattern pieces onto a sheet of paper. Measure up from the hem line the amount that you want to crop the top. For our example here we cropped 5″ off. If you have a Scout you’ve made we recommend trying it on and marking where you’d like to crop yours. Then use that measurement to form the new hem line.

Make a Cropped Scout this Summer! | Grainline Studio

After you’ve marked the new hem, cut along that line and discard the bottom. Cut your Scout using the new front and back pattern pieces and sew it according to the instructions. That’s all there is to it!

Delicate Necklines

Delicate Necklines

In this blog post we teach you how to easily and securely finish necklines on delicate fabrics!

We used a silk chiffon for this cropped Scout and rather than applying a bias facing as instructed in the booklet, we bias bound the neckline edge. I find that a lot of times it looks neater on a sheer fabric. If you’d also like to try this crop with a sheer fabric, check out our tutorial on working with delicate necklines (click the image above). The neckline there was done in the exact same way as this one and I think it really works well.

Make a Cropped Scout this Summer! | Grainline Studio

Have you tried cropping your Scout already? If you have, or you try this tutorial let us know! Tag us on Instagram @grainlinestudio or use the hashtags #grainlinestudio or #scouttee. We pretty much live to see what you guys do with our patterns!

Patterns used in this tutorial

Make a Cropped Scout this Summer! | Grainline StudioMake a Cropped Scout this Summer! | Grainline Studio

2 replies on “Make a Cropped Scout this Summer!

  • Kathleen

    I’ve been pulling out most of my Scouts to crop them after realizing I was tucking them into all my higher waist pants (Landers, hacked Morgans, and Persephones…. even some elastic waist linen pants. )

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    • Jen

      I think it’s all about the crop right now! Funnily I made this top in 2011 but I think it works even better today. Also you’ve reminded me I need to sew up the Landers I cut forever ago

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