A couple of weeks ago each of us here at Grainline chose a kit from Sprout Patterns to sew up! Jen and Lexi both made the Alder Shirtdress and I made a set of Lakeside Pajamas. We are all really jazzed about how our projects turned out!
The process is so easy and fun. All you have to do to get started is go to our Sprout Patterns shop and pick out which of the available patterns you want to make. You can pick from any of the prints that Spoonflower has to offer (thousands), create your own… or pick from one of the prints that we designed with Michelle Vondiziano! Sprout is very helpful as it suggests what type of fabric is suitable for each pattern. Check out this post to see exactly how it works!
Once your fabric arrives all you need to do is wash it, press it and start cutting out your pattern pieces. Tip: cut on the black line. The white border surrounding each piece is just an outline and is not part of the pattern. Each purchase includes the PDF pattern with the instruction booklet, which is very helpful for adding dart points and you’re able to make another out of stash fabric!
This was my first time making the Lakeside Pajamas and it was really fun! The bias binding was definitely a challenge, but in the end it turned out great and now I am waaaaaaay more confident with binding and making spaghetti straps.
Lexi is our expert sewer in the crew and she picked the Alder Shirtdress for this project, because it has so many pieces! Tracing and cutting is one of the most time consuming parts of sewing. It was really novel for her to be able to quickly cut out all of the pieces and get right to the good part – wearing her handmade garment! Ordering from Sprout Patterns is a great option for those of you who don’t have all the time in world for sewing projects.
If you are itching to make one now is the time because Sprout is generously offering 20% off a discount on all Grainline patterns that runs for the next 48 hours (now till Friday Sept. 30th at 10 am CST). Just use the code GRAINLINELOVE at checkout and you’ll be all set!