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Holiday Shipping Schedule

Please note the following holiday related shipping dates:

The last day for USPS FIRST CLASS packages to be mailed with delivery guaranteed by USPS Christmas is Dec. 19th. That means ALL orders must be in to us before midnight on Dec 18th.

The last day for USPS PRIORITY MAIL packages to be mailed with delivery guaranteed by USPS for Christmas is Dec. 21st. That means ALL orders must be in to us before midnight on Dec. 20th.

All patterns ordered by midnight on the 22nd will ship Dec 23rd.

All patterns ordered after midnight on the 23rd will ship Dec. 29th.

We are not responsible for any USPS delays in package delivery. Unfortunately we have no control over the packages once they leave our hands.

Thanks!

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2015 Pattern Recap: Tamarack Jacket

2015 PATTERN RECAP: TAMARACK JACKET | Grainline Studio

Shortly after the release of the Lark Tee, Jen and I started working on some personal pieces. Jen had an idea for a quilted jacket and as soon as she started drafting it, we were both in love. The construction was pretty simple and it was really fun to make something using quilting techniques. As soon as Jen posted about it, it started to seemed like we weren’t the only two really excited about this jacket. So, we decided we would hurry up and make it as a PDF only pattern. We haven’t done a strictly PDF pattern in a while, but this one was only six pieces and we really wanted it to be available to you before the cold winter set in. Take a look at the first post about the jacket for more info on Jen’s design and inspiration.

2015 PATTERN RECAP: TAMARACK JACKET | Grainline Studio

Like I said, the pattern is six pieces and once quilted goes together quite quickly. The part that really takes up time is quilting all the pieces. However, if you’re in a rush or just not a quilting person, there is a great post about buying pre-quilted fabric. In the post we talk about the the cutting layout for pre-quilted fabric and Jen included some examples that are really sweet prints, all of which would be great for spring. Read the post here!

2015 PATTERN RECAP: TAMARACK JACKET | Grainline Studio

One of our favorite things about the Tamarack is the freedom you have to quilt it in different patterns and with different techniques. Check out a post we did on quilting tips and techniques for the jacket.

2015 PATTERN RECAP: TAMARACK JACKET| Grainline Studio

2015 PATTERN RECAP: TAMARACK JACKET | Grainline Studio

Jen and I both love ours, Jen has two, actually! She made one with cotton batting and one with wool. I used wool batting in my jacket. If you’re looking for more inspiration, check out a few finished jackets we picked out from Instagram!

2015 PATTERN RECAP: TAMARACK JACKET | Grainline Studio

whatkatiedoes | kzstevens

2015 PATTERN RECAP: TAMARACK JACKET |Grainline Studio

jenndumon | alicebartlett

2015 PATTERN RECAP: TAMARACK JACKET | Grainline Studio

bellbird_ | naomianja

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2015 Pattern Recap: Lark Tee

2015 PATTERN RECAP: LARK TEE | Grainline Studio

It doesn’t feel like it was that long ago that we released the Lark Tee. However, it was a pattern we had been thinking about for a long time. Last winter, we couldn’t stop talking about how neither of us could find the perfect layering tee. We would be working in the studio, tugging on our hems and readjusting our sleeves, then bursting out “we have got to make a tee that works on it’s own, under sweaters, and jackets!” So when we had the time, after the release of the Cascade and Morris, we started on the Lark. Check out the original release post here.

2015 PATTERN RECAP: LARK TEE | Grainline Studio

It’s leveled as beginner, we really wanted to make another pattern that sewed up quickly and was good for beginning sewists. However, we still wanted it to be interesting to make, so we included 4 different sleeve lengths and 4 differing necklines. With all the possibilities of this pattern, we decided to have a Sew Along, which you can read here.

2015 PATTERN RECAP: LARK TEE| Grainline Studio 2015 PATTERN RECAP: LARK TEE | Grainline Studio

You can also check out three different tutorials we did on Lark variations in the Lark sew along. One of our favorite things about the Lark is that it’s so versatile. A couple small changes to the pattern makes for a totally new garment, like the first variation we posted, making a cardigan. Read the variation here, if your curious.  The other two are also quick and super cool updates.

2015 Pattern Recap: Lark Tee | Grainline Studio

We had a couple awesome Sew & Tells featuring Niina and Katie. Both are definitely worth a read, if you missed them. That being said, we can only do so many Sew & Tells and we have seen a lot of great looking larks in blog posts and on social media since it’s release. Here are just a handful pulled from Instagram.

2015 PATTERN RECAP: LARK TEE | Grainline Studio

sewingbi | kristi_sweetkm

2015 PATTERN RECAP: LARK TEE | Grainline Studio

basteandgather | kat.linn

2015 PATTERN RECAP: LARK TEE | Grainline Studio

nf_merritts | textillia

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2015 Pattern Recap: Morris Blazer

2015 Pattern Review: Morris Blazer

Up next in our 2015 Pattern Recap is the Morris Blazer. This blazer originally made it’s debut as part of my Hound Fall/Winter 2011 collection and I think it still looks just as good as when it was originally designed!

Up next in our 2015 Pattern Recap is the Morris Blazer.

It features a flattering front angled hem, 3/4 length sleeves, and a shawl collar. The Morris can be made up in either a woven with a bit of stretch or a stable knit. Both of these allow for ease of movement and give the drape necessary to retain the relaxed style the Morris was designed with.

Up next in our 2015 Pattern Recap is the Morris Blazer.

This blazer originally appeared back on the blog in this post but it took about 30 months of requests to get it across to me that you guys really wanted this pattern!

2015 Pattern Review: Morris Blazer

We have a full Morris Blazer step-by-step sew along here on the blog which you may find useful. We employ a few production sewing techniques when attaching the facings and having a photo guide can definitely be a help.

2015 Pattern Review: Morris Blazer

We featured Katie and Kelly’s Morris Blazers, which you can read more about in their posts. You’ll also find links to their blog posts which contain any modifications they made.

If you’re on social media (specifically Instagram) and search the hashtag #morrisblazer you’ll see a TON of amazing blazers. Here are just a few!

2015 Pattern Review: Morris Blazer

lifeonwallace | etaudette

2015 Pattern Review: Morris Blazer

ojolly | danisaurus33

2015 Pattern Review: Morris Blazer

saturdaynightstitch | katherine_skene | katharineemma

I also can’t forget to mention the time I taught the Morris Blazer at Fancy Tiger Crafts in Denver and accidentally convinced about half my Instagram followers that Jaime and I were actually twins. I had to add the #justkidding after realizing just how many people I fooled. Sorry guys!!

2015 Pattern Review: Morris Blazer

That’s all the Morris info I’ve got, next up is the Lark!

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2015 Pattern Recap: Cascade Duffle Coat

2015 Pattern Review: Cascade Duffle Coat

We released quite a few patterns this year so we thought it would be fun to do a little recap on them along with any posts related to them. We’ll start with our first pattern of 2015, the Cascade Duffle Coat! This pattern was released back in January, you can read our original release post here, but the idea for the coat started long before that.

2015 Pattern Review: Cascade Duffle Coat

The original prototype for this coat was made back in Nov. 2012, which you can read about in this post. I love the coat so much that I thought it would make a great pattern. Unfortunately with it being so involved and me working on my own, it took forever to produce. Things sped up in fall of 2014 once Kendra came on board and we were able to pick up the pace and finally release this beauty!

2015 Pattern Review: Cascade Duffle Coat

The Cascade has two views, a short coat with a collar and a longer version with a hood. The hood and collar are interchangeable between the two coats which is pretty handy depending on your needs.

2015 Pattern Review: Cascade Duffle Coat

One thing I feel sets the Cascade apart from other duffle coats is the fact that it includes both a traditional toggle front closure as well as a hidden zipper to keep away the cold.

2015 Pattern Review: Cascade Duffle Coat

We’ve got plenty of inspiration to get you motivated for your own coat as well. There are plenty of photos in this post, but if that isn’t enough, we also have a pretty great Cascade Inspiration board over on Pinterest.

2015 Pattern Review: Cascade Duffle Coat

Once you’re inspired, choosing all the supplies necessary for a full on winter coat can be an overwhelming task but we have a complete photo supply list to make the process easier and much more manageable.

2015 Pattern Review: Cascade Duffle Coat

In addition to a photo supply post we also have a full, in depth photo sew along for every step of the coat. We walk you through everything so there’s no need to fret. If you’ve never bagged a jacket lining before, prepare for your coat making world to be revolutionized. Seriously it’s like magic the first time you bag one!

Seeing the patterns come to life is one of the best parts about all of this, so I’d like to showcase a few Cascades I grabbed from Instagram! So many smiles and so many beautiful coats, it makes me so happy! Make sure you hashtag #grainlinestudio and the pattern name so that we can see what everyone is up to! This is also how we chose projects for our Sew & Tell series. The official pattern hashtags are included on each pattern.

2015 Pattern Review: Cascade Duffle Coat

sallybeemakes | sewnbyelizabeth

2015 Pattern Review: Cascade Duffle Coat

jessicaseiz | twitchykitschy

2015 Pattern Review: Cascade Duffle Coat

theemilyluong | allysondykhuizen

2015 Pattern Review: Cascade Duffle Coat

sewspoiled | ohmygreendarling

That’s all for the Cascade Duffle Coat, we’ll be back later with the rest of the 2015 pattern releases!

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Sew & Tell

Sew & Tell | Kiyomi Go Hollo

Sew & Tell Kiyomi Go Hollo | Grainline Studio

We love this Linden that Kiyomi made a little while back. I wanted to post it now but it’s such a great Linden for autumn into winter. We have gotten a lot of interest since the Linden came out about making it in a woven, Kiyomi’s is such a great example of how to make the Linden work for a woven. Plus, these photos are too good not to feature, thanks to Kayleigh McCollum.

Name    Kiyomi Go Hollo

Where can we find you online?     The Dapper Crow

Link to your post about this project     The Dapper Crow

Which pattern did you use?     Linden Sweatshirt

What type of fabric or other materials did you use?

Robert Kaufman Mammoth Flannel in Americana and a Moda Bella Brushed Cotton

Sew & Tell Kiyomi Go Hollo | Grainline Studio

Sew & Tell Kiyomi Go Hollo | Grainline Studio

Tell us about your project!

I love the Linden Sweatshirt! I have probably sewn half a dozen of them and I doubt I’ll stop anytime soon, I’m wearing one right now even. The woven Linden craze hit the Instagram world when I was still living in Denver and working at Fancy Tiger Crafts. Everyone was whipping up Lindens in lovely lawns and double gauze. That isn’t really my style and though I knew I would love my favorite shirt sewn up in a woven I just couldn’t settle on a fabric that would be right for me. It wasn’t until I moved to Seattle and experienced the constant damp of the PNW that I truly began to appreciate flannel. When Mammoth Flannel arrived in Drygoods Design, the Seattle fabric shop I now call home, I knew I needed a Linden.
I usually tweak the Linden pattern a bit, lengthen it, raise the neckline, bring it in a bit on the sides, but this time I sewed it as written since the woven wouldn’t have the shape fitting stretch of a knit. The end result is so Seattle its not even funny. It is super cozy and perfect for layering, bringing some color into my usually drab pallet. The plaid also helps me fit snugly into my new damp and misty home.

 

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Merry Everything! Grainline’s Holiday Gift Guide

‘Tis the season, whatever your celebration may be, to enjoy the company of family and friends, eat warm, delicious meals, and give. For those of you who exchange gifts, it can start to feel very overwhelming, there can be serious pressure to find or in our case make the perfect gift. When it comes to Grainline patterns, we thought we would help you out a bit, or at the very least give you some inspiration for sewing gifts you can give. One of the best and most exciting gifts for a fellow sewer would be a bundle containing a sewing pattern plus all the supplies, perfectly curated, that they would need to make the piece. I have browsed around some online fabric stores and found fabrics I think would be great paired with some of our patterns. If you are feeling especially ambitious, some of these bundles would make great gifts sewn up. The Stowe Bag is a nice one to sew yourself before gifting because it goes together very quickly. The Portside Travel Set makes for an amazing gift if you have the time to spare. What’s great about the bag patterns is you don’t have to worry about sizing.

Check out the fabrics we found and loved below. The Portside bundle I thought would look great using all three fabrics, fabric #1 for the top of the bag, fabric #3 for the bottom, and fabric #2 for the lining! All the other bundles below are simply suggestions.

one | two | three

one | two | three

one | two

one | two

one | two

 

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Cascade Sew Along  |  Tamarack Jacket

Some of Our Favorite Coats

We did this with the Linden a little while back and thought now would be a good time to refresh everybody on some older coat posts we have done. This is a new thing we are trying to post about because at this point Grainline has been around of a while and there’s a ton of information on the blog. We are hoping this is a nice feature for you as the reader. Let us shift through old posts and highlight some things that go well together.

First of all, I’m so happy to be to featuring not only the Cascade but also the Tamarack. I recently finished mine, after a long avoidance to make a thread run, but I haven’t stopped wearing it! I don’t want it to get any colder because I’m not ready to put this thing away until spring. Jen also posted an awesome sew along for the Cascade. I linked up two posts I think are really helpful, one about choosing the right wool for coats and one tutorial on lining your Cascade or any bagged jacket.

I can’t believe how quickly this year has flown by and now we’re talking about winter coats. Whoa!

Some of Our Favorite Coats | Grainline Studio

Tamarack Jacket

Some of Our Favorite Coats | Grainline Studio

Cascade Duffle Coat

Some of Our Favorite Coats | Grainline Studio

Cascade Supply List

Some of Our Favorite Coats | Grainline Studio

Inserting the Cascade’s Lining

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Last Day of Our Annual Give Thanks Sale

Last Day of Our Annual Give Thanks Sale | Grainline Studio

Just a friendly reminder, today is the last day of the Give Thanks Sale. So if you are still contemplating a purchase, you have until midnight tonight to make your decision!

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Give Thanks Pattern Sale

Give Thanks Pattern Sale | Grainline Studio

It’s that time of year again, time for our Annual Give Thanks Pattern Sale! This is a good time for us to say thank you so much for all your support. We really appreciate that you take the time to read and comment on our thoughts, tutorials, tips and tricks. We are also extremely grateful that you purchase our patterns and make them again and again. It’s a major perk of the job to be able to see all of your creations and know that they all have come from a pattern we spent our time and energy to bring you! Here at Grainline Studio, we are able to continue doing what we love because of you. It doesn’t hurt that you are also an amazing group of people that continue to be an inspiration for us here at the studio! Alright, enough of the mushy stuff, right?

The details on this years Give Thanks Sale are as follows…

-Sale includes both digital and printed patterns. The only things excluded from the sale are wholesale orders, gift cards, and the Stowe Bag.

-Enter the code GIVETHANKS15 at checkout for 20% off your purchase.

-You will enter the discount code on the second page of the checkout process along with your payment information.

-The sale ends at midnight CST on Monday November, 30th.

Alright, I think that’s everything you need to know! We’re signing off until Monday to enjoy some tasty eats and drinks with our families and friends.

 

 

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