Every now and again you find a fabric that is so unbelievably beautiful, sews wonderfully and drapes like nothing else, that you want to tell everybody about it (and buy fifty more yards)!! I’ve worked with some lovely fabrics so far but nothing measures up to this one. After seeing galaxy print garments everywhere, I knew I just had to find the perfect galaxy fabric for myself; however it seemed as though I was a little late to the party and most of the beautiful prints I found online were sold-out long ago, except quilting cotton but we’ve all made the mistake of making garments with that – never again! I’d almost given up hope of finding the perfect fabric when I stumbled across it on eBay whist browsing through a particular favourite fabric seller’s items. I think it is a peachskin polyester (although with eBay you can’t ever be sure) and this one came in purples with hints of pink and mustard yellow. I fell in love- even more when I saw it was only £3.99 a metre! (I LOVE eBay!!) I had no plans for the fabric but had to snap it up anyway.
However, due to a problem with the courier service, the parcel never arrived. When I contacted the seller about a replacement they said they could recut the other fabrics I had ordered, but the galaxy print had sold-out. Instead I was offered the replacement of the monochrome version of the print (equally as beautiful) but they had a 78cm remnant of the purples version which they sent too for free. When it arrived I knew it had to be made into something amazing and not end up in my stash pile so it was dutifully made into a Grainline Studio scout tee.
I had plenty of fabric and even have enough left for perhaps the front of a cami or something similar. The fabric sewed like a dream, even as easy as cotton and my machine loved it! And it’s the perfect weight that it has enough structure for a tee without being too stiff and it drapes beautifully! Also, unlike usual polyester it didn’t fray as much as I’d anticipated during the cutting/sewing process so I overlocked the seams rather than french seaming. I also overlocked the sleeves and hem and topstitched as I felt a double fold would be too bulky on this fabric.
Overall I just love this fabric and the shape of the tee is such that it will go with everything! I’ve been wearing it almost constantly since I finished it and it is definitely a favourite!
Pattern: Grainline Studio Scout Tee
Materials: Peachskin Polyester Galaxy Print from TheTextileCenter on eBay
Sizing/Alterations: Size 0, increased armhole size and sleeve head to fit, lengthened front and back by 2″.
Cost: £0 (Stash Pattern = Free, Fabric Remnant = Free)