Scout Tee 14-30 Pattern Tester Roundup
Here at Grainline, we follow a very thorough, multi-step process when we release a pattern. We develop our custom blocks and create, test, and refine our grading for each block before fitting with live fit models in house to ensure that our sizing and grading fits properly across all sizes. Then we use professional tech and copy editors to make sure our patterns and instructions are correct and clear, and we work with members of the community to test each and every size of each pattern we release. Our goal is to create patterns of the highest quality to make sewing easy and fun for you!
Pattern testing with our community team is one of our favorite parts of developing a new pattern. For each pattern, we set up a Slack channel so we can geek out together about construction, fit, other sewing projects we’re working on, etc., and it’s truly a joy to sew together. We love to see the pattern come to life in the hands of our skilled testers, and with that in mind, we’d love to share some of our testers’ finished Scouts today.
Claire really demonstrated how versatile the pattern is by sewing up three different versions of the Scout. The first one she made in quilting cotton, and the second in a metallic double gauze. The third version utilizes the cuffed sleeve option from the Scout Sleeve Variation Pack.
Miranda made a fun version using a waxed cotton print.
Lisa used a cute quilting cotton for her Scout.
Melizza used a gorgeous silk noil for a really classic take on the Scout Tee. We were so excited to use her photos as product shots when we couldn’t safely hold a photo shoot with a model.
Emily used cheerful yellow cotton for hers.
Please note that while we do test every size, it's not a requirement of our testers that they share their finished garments publicly. This is why you're only seeing 5 of the 9 testers today. Because we value their feedback and it is integral to our proceess, all of our pattern testers are compensated for their work.