Summer 2019 Style Inspiration | Aimee | Grainline Studio

There was a collective, “We’re so happy summer is finally here! … Wait, how are we halfway through the year already?,” moment in the studio this week. I personally look forward to the summer season every year, but once it arrives I often end up feeling intimidated by how quickly it’s passing by. In an attempt to combat my seasonal paralysis, I’m grounding myself in my summer sewing plans and appreciating the season while it’s here!

Summer 2019 Style Inspiration | Aimee | Grainline Studio

The slightly oversized Lark Tees I sewed for our previous embroidery inspiration post had me dreaming about a loose fitting mid-calf length Lark Dress. I want something that is relaxed, comfortable, and effortlessly stylish. I think the Lark checks all of those boxes, and I know it sews up quickly. I can imagine wearing this to my neighborhood farmer’s market, lounging around in my yard, and out and about to barbecues.

Summer 2019 Style Inspiration | Aimee | Grainline Studio

I try to steer clear of trends, but these sheer organza blouses have been calling my name. I’m really drawn to longer duster versions as well, and I’m planning on using the Archer Button Up to make one. The hardest part will be deciding on length and color. I will likely stick to a neutral tone so that I’ll feel comfortable wearing this long after this fad passes.

Summer 2019 Style Inspiration | Aimee | Grainline Studio

I already have a set of Lakeside Pajamas, but have always thought about making a few pairs of the shorts in linen to be worn as day or night wear. I’m thinking about using the Willow Tank to make a few sets of coordinating separates. Lexi also gave me the idea to combine the Willow and Lakeside Shorts into a romper, and I don’t know that I’ll be able to stop thinking about it until I make it. If I do we will definitely be sharing a tutorial!

Summer 2019 Style Inspiration | Aimee | Grainline Studio

Ever since Jen made her Uniform Dress I’ve been wanting my own, and think a sleeveless version made up in a leather would be amazing not to mention multi-seasonal. Last on my list, for now, is to use the Felix Dress pattern to make a beach or pool cover up. I might lower the neckline so that the dress cover-up is more similar to the image shown on the right.

All of these images came from our Summer 2019 Inspiration Pinterest board where you can find additional inspiration. I’ve roped Jen and Lexi into sharing about their summer sewing plans, and they’ll be adding to their sections of the Pinterest board and posting about their summer style soon!

Do you have summer sewing plans? Let us know in the comments below.

2 replies on “Summer 2019 Style Inspiration | Aimee

  • Rue

    I saw this newsletter and got all excited that you were showing women who obviously were out of your size range and hoped it was your announcement that you are finally added larger sizes like most of your competitors. Alas, there was no news. I participated in a long survey from you in the past year that made it sound like you were increasing your size selection. It is such a shame because your minimalist style is just what many of we larger women love. Too bad you continue to ignore a large part of the market.

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    • Jen

      Hi Rue- Jen here, the owner of Grainline. We’ve been working throughout the year to get our next size range ready and our first collection should be out this October! I’m sorry you feel like we’ve been ignoring you since the survey, but really we’ve just been doing a ton of behind the scenes work – developing a new block, testing, drafting new patterns, writing instructions, more testing, etc. Production usually takes us a year from initial sketch to having a printed pattern ready for sale in our existing size range and that’s the same for the new range as well. We’ve been working on an update post but we wanted to make sure we could hit our target release date before we made any announcements. We’ll be sharing more on all this soon!

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