• Hadley Sew-Along: Sides & Shoulders | Grainline Studio Hadley Sew-Along: Sides & Shoulders

    Today’s Hadley step is quick and easy, sewing the side and shoulder seams! Lets dive in… Place your front and back pieces together with the right sides facing each other. Align the side seam edges and bust notch, as well as the ends of the shoulders. Sew along the seam lines at both side seams […]

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  • Hadley Sew-Along: Assembling the Backs | Grainline Studio Hadley Sew-Along: Assembling the Backs

    Today we’re assembling the backs of our Hadley Tops. If you’re making view B there’s nothing new for you here. Simply follow the instructions for the front shown here to sew your back pieces together. If you’re making view A, skip past these two photos of view B for your instructions! For view A follow […]

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  • Hadley Sew-Along: Assembling the Fronts | Grainline Studio Hadley Sew-Along: Assembling the Fronts

    Today we’ll be assembling the front of our Hadley tops. The instructions for both views are the same, so I’ll be demo-ing on view B since the neckline there seems more likely to trip people up than the jewel neckline. So without further ado, let’s start sewing! Your first step is going to be staystitching […]

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  • Ludlow Scarf | Grainline Studio Summer of Basics: Ludlow Scarf

    Ludlow Scarf Ravelry Project Link Pattern: Ludlow by Julie Hoover for Brooklyn Tweed Yarn: Brooklyn Tweed Loft in Fossil Sweater & Jeans: Madewell Shoes: Dieppa Restrepo Completely eschewing my original plans, my second garment for the Summer of Basics Make-Along was this super snuggly Ludlow Scarf! I’d had this pattern in my knitting queue since […]

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  • Hadley Sew-Along: Applying Interfacing | Grainline Studio Hadley Sew-Along: Applying Interfacing

    We always get questions about applying fusible interfacing so I wanted to add a photo illustration in addition to the information labeled on the pattern pieces and in the Cutting Layout section of your booklet. Hopefully this, and the rest of the information below, will help to demystify the interfacing process a bit. For View [...] Continue Reading
  • Hadley Sew-Along: Cutting

    Although cutting can be tedious, cutting the Hadley pattern is pretty straightforward. Not too many pieces and just a bit of fusible. Follow the diagrams below to double check that you’ve cut everything you need for View A or View B. We’ve gotten a few questions about the Hadley which I’ll answer below: Can I […]

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  • Summer of Basics Best Combo Winner Summer of Basics: Best Combo Winner!

    As both Karen and Kate at Kelbourne Woolens have mentioned, you all completely blew us away with your Summer of Basics projects! When starting out on this journey I never would have imagined so many people would take part or how inspired we would all be by the garments coming out of the challenge. I […]

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  • Hadley Sew-Along: Pattern Adjustments

    Today we’re going to talk about a few common pattern adjustments you might find helpful in making your Hadley Top. Below you’ll find instructions for lengthening and shortening your Hadley, how to blend between sizes, moving the dart, and completing a full bust adjustment. Let’s start with the easiest first, blending between sizes. Blending Between […]

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  • Hadley Sew-Along: Selecting your Size

    Today we’re going to talk about selecting your proper size. The first thing you’ll need to do is get some measurements. The three measurements needed to select your size are bust, waist, and hip, and with the Hadley, the most important measurement is going to be your bust. This is due to the fact that it’s […]

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  • We walk you through everything needed to successfully make your own Hadley Top! Hadley Sew-Along: Gathering Supplies

    1. Hadley Pattern: You can find the paper pattern here, or the PDF version here. 2. Fabric: I’m using this ivory rayon for View A and this monstera print cotton/rayon lawn for View B. If you’re on the fence about what to use for your top, check out our prior post about fabric choices. And […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • I made the Shibui Getty sweater as the first garment in my #summerofbasics wardrobe. Getty Sweater

    Getty Sweater Ravelry Project Link Pattern: Getty by Shellie Anderson Yarn: Shibui Cima & Twig Necklace: Verna by Lindsay Lewis Shoes: Nisolo Sofia in Navy Suede Alright, it's time to report on my first finished garment for the Summer of Basics Make-Along, my Getty sweater! You may recognize this sweater from my Instagram account or [...] Continue Reading
  • See our picks and tips for choosing the right fabric for your Hadley Top! How to Choose your Hadley Fabric

    Today we’re going to talk about choosing your Hadley fabric! Probably the most important thing to remember when choosing fabrics is that the Hadley is a shape that needs drape. If you choose something too stiff rather than having an elegant A-line top that flows with you as you move, you’ll sort of be wearing a […]

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  • A few times you may have seen our new pattern on Instagram! Introducing the Hadley Top

    Today I'm so excited to introduce our newest pattern, the Hadley Top! When we started out working on this pattern we wanted to design a simple, elegant top that was extremely versatile. Something that would look equally good in a bold statement print or a gorgeous linen. The top should be wearable in all seasons [...] Continue Reading
  • Give your Willow Tank a split hem with our super easy tutorial! | Grainline Studio Variation 02: Split Hem Willow

    We’re deep in the heat and humidity of summer here so the only things I want to make are quick, easy garments that will keep me cool when I step outside. Our Willow Tank is perfect for that, and you all have been making SO MANY of them, I’m a little blown away. A few […]

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