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Striped Linen Scout and Plain White Linden

Me-Made-May is off to a good start! I’ve got a couple of new garments to share today, both from Grainline Studio patterns. First is this light and airy Scout Tee.

linen scout front

This top is heavily inspired by this lovely striped Scout.

linen scout side

I added a curved hem and lengthened the sleeves so they could be rolled up.

linen scout back

The striped linen fabric from Stonemountain is very lightweight and a little crisp.

linen scount action

Since it was a little chilly out I layered on my new Linden sweatshirt. Although I wasn’t sure about a plain white sweatshirt I resisted the temptation to embellish. And I’ve gotta say I’m glad. Thanks to everyone who recommended leaving it plain!

white linden front

This is made from an organic cotton fleece. The only adjustment I made was to shorten the body by 2″ just like my other Lindens.

white linden back

I’m also linking up with Gray All Day’s Sew it Chic in a Week #14.

Me Made May

I’m looking forward to Me Made May – what about you? Last year was my first time and I managed to wear me-made clothes almost every day. I didn’t have anything appropriate for professional public appearances OR muddy days kayaking on the river, but I’ve filled in those gaps. This year I’m going to try the same pledge again.


‘I, Noelle at Pinned in Petaluma, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ’15. I endeavour to wear 1 me-made garment each day & keep track of what me-made clothing I wear for the duration of May 2015’


I just started sewing a year ago and I think that I wear the clothes I’ve made fairly often. But I’ve never tried to keep track… This year’s Me-Made-May seems like a great opportunity to figure out how often I wear the things I’ve made and which ones are the most wearable.

So here’s my Me-Made-May pledge:


‘I sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ’14. I endeavor to wear something I made each day AND keep track of what me-made clothing I wear for the duration of May 2014’