Get Ready for the Hadley Sew-Along

Alright, it’s time to announce the plan for the Hadley Sew-Along! We’re going to start it out on Monday, Sept. 4th so it’s time to make sure you’ve got your pattern and supplies all squared away. I know that’s a bit off, but if you’re ordering fabric online this gives you plenty of time for it to arrive, and also I’ll be out of the country the week prior and running a sew-along while working out of the office just doesn’t seem like a great idea. We’ve already got a few posts linked on the Hadley Sew-Along page and I’ll be adding each post as they’re published, so this page will be your sew-along home base. The posts we have planned (or already up) are:

Pattern Introduction
Inspiration
Fabric Ideas
Fabric & Supplies
• Selecting your Size
• Pattern Adjustments
• Cutting your Hadley
• Applying your Fusible
• Assembling the Back
• Assembling the Front
• View A: Sleeves
• View B: Sleeve Facings
• Neckline Facing
• Hem Facing
• Finishing

We’ll have the fabric and supplies post up later this week so you can get your prep on. If there’s anything else you’d love to see added either as a variation or something you might need extra help with, let us know in the comments below and we’ll do our best to fit it in!

17 replies on “Get Ready for the Hadley Sew-Along

  • Emma

    Oh yay, Iam glad you are doing this. I love the style but I am having a bunch of fit issues. My first attempt pulled funny across the bust (was hoping to avoid a FBA) and flashed too much boob. Second attempt with an FBA help a bit but it is still sitting funny under the arms and around the neck. Looking forward to the adjustments post so I can filly wardrobe with Hadleys!!

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    • Jen

      Which view are you making? If you want to email us at hello@grainlinestudio.com with a photo we can probably help better since we won’t be able to address each person’s specific fit issues. It sounds like you might need to pinch some excess out of the neck though from what you’re saying. Not sure about the armholes since again, hard to know without seeing what’s happening.

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      • sarah monks

        Thanks for getting back to me! I have punched some out of the back as per your recommendation. It has helped alot, I am calling the second one a totally wearable muslin. I have the next one planned so hopefully I’ll mail it! Thanks again!

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  • Amanda

    I’m excited for the sew-along…but I might not be able to wait. I got this great fabric in the mail this week, washed it up, and this might just be a good weekend make;-)

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  • Helaine

    This is my first time doing this! Looking forward to it. Just purchased my silk noil. Not sure how this sew along works though.

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    • Jen

      It’s easy, we post photos and explanations of each step and you can follow along! If you have questions you can ask them in the comments on each post.

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      • Jen

        The Sew-Along is a series of blog posts where we walk people through each step of sewing the pattern. The first post when up yesterday which you can find in the blog section. For an idea of how our sew-alongs work, you can click the Learn tab in the top menu on this site, then select “Sew-Alongs” which will take you to all of our existing ones.

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  • Annette

    HI! I am pressing my pattern pieces and tracing my size… and am wondering a bit about the bust dart. Can I switch that to a side French dart without distorting the swing? This is such a finely drafted pattern I don’t want to mess it up.

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    • Jen

      We haven’t tried converting it to a French dart so I can’t say for sure. It may interrupt the drape as it crosses over the seam, but as long as the dart isn’t too deep it shouldn’t change the grain too much. You may want to make a muslin to double check before you try it in good fabric though!

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    • Jen

      What you’ll want to do for a 3/4 sleeve is to just cut the sleeve where you’d like it, plus seam allowance. That’s it! We’ll likely touch on this in a variation as I like to stay as close to the pattern as possible in the main sew-along.

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  • Liz

    Hi! Is it possible to add the sleeves of view A to view B? Not sure if the armholes are identical…I have some cotton lawn that flows, but not enough (in my opinion) to make the back of view A) thanks!

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