Finished projects

Peacock Scoop Top

What’s better than cute t-shirt patterns? FREE cute t-shirt patterns! I’ve already made the famous Deer and Doe Plantain a while back, but I wasn’t aware of the Scoop Top by Skirt As Top until I was perusing Pinterest and saw a pin with links to many free t-shirt patterns. Thanks for adding to the addiction, Pinterest!

The Scoop Top is a PDF pattern that has minimal pieces. Keep in mind you also have to draft a neck band yourself as it’s not included on the pattern. It is super easy to print, tape, cut, and sew in a half day. It also helps that there are no sleeve pieces – it’s kind of a kimono style, so no need to fuss with that!

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I had some fabric leftover from my Peacock Maxi Dress, so I whipped this up in a matter of hours:

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The shirt is printed as one size. I think it’s a M/L and I didn’t make any changes to the sizing. It is a little big on me, so if I make this again, I will probably shave an inch off the sides and possibly raise the neckline. I left off the pocket and added twill tape to the shoulder seams for stabilization. The twill tape also makes the sleeves poke out a little more than they should, but let’s call that a design element. 🙂

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It has a high/low hemline which makes for a cute butt flap detail. You all know how much I love butt flaps! If you lengthen the hem, this would be a cute top to wear with leggings.

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Excuse the hat – I was having a bad hair day. But I insisted on taking these pictures because the blog must go on! (And I have quite a backlog of projects to photograph, yikes…)

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The sleeves and hemline are serged then turned under and stitched. The neck band is sewn onto the shirt then top stitched. I used the “lightning” stitch for the top stitching, but could have gotten away with a straight stitch since the neck hole is pretty large and doesn’t need to stretch to get it over your head.

Well, there’s not a whole lot left to say about this top. It’s easy and fast and fun! So for some fun, here’s an outtake of me running out of ideas for posing:

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Style and Grace

I’ll catch you later in May! Can you believe Me-Made-May is almost here!? GAWD!

-RED

 

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20 thoughts on “Peacock Scoop Top

    1. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Silly question, what’s a trillby? I suppose it’s one of those English words that didn’t make it’s way into our American-English vocabulary. 😉

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  1. Good to see that you are using every inch of this gorgeous fabric! The top looks great and the peplum is perfect. I really like your hat too, I need one of those as I often have ‘bad hair days!’

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  2. LOL I saw that back photo and instantly thought, “OMG, another butt flap!” And then I saw your comment below it and LOL’d even harder. xD

    I have about one grillion free t-shirt patterns in my Google Drive and haven’t made a single one–I gotta get on it! This one is particularly cute, especially in this fabric. (What can I say? Peacock is a good look for you. 😉 ) And while I refuse to believe you are capable of having a bad hair day, you do rock the sh*t out of that hat!

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    1. Butt flaps for everyone! I just like having the extra security so when I bend over I won’t be flashing my crack everywhere.

      Dressing in peacock is fun, but I need to get some chicken feather fabric. Then maybe my chickie ladies will want to cuddle with me again like they did when they were babies. *Sigh* they grow up so fast…

      Thanks for the comments! I always feel like I look weird with hats on, but this is boosting my confidence. 🙂

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  3. Love the shirt with the hat! I also didn’t post but the dress came out so good!! Love the pants too! You know how to pick the patterns and fabrics to go with them! XO

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    1. Thank you, Shirley! Figuring out pattern/fabric marriages is one of the funnest parts of sewing…. other than actually buying the fabric, that is, LOL. ❤

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    1. Everyone should rock the butt flap look! This is a super easy t-shirt and I’m wanting to try the “Fun Summer Tee” next. I just need to figure out which two fabrics I want to use. 🙂

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