• Hadley Inspiration

    Our vision for the Hadley was to create a top wearable on a daily basis that has bold details. We love the perfect tee, but we also love structured garments. The Hadley is a staple to any wardrobe and has the versatility that we strive for. It features a front seam that gives it a […]

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  • Archer Button Up | Swatch Share

    The Archer Button Up is our timeless button up that features long sleeves and a collar. It can be casual or formal depending on your fabric choices. If you go with a plaid or a chambray you can have an everyday workwear vibe. 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 These […]

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  • Me Made May | Archer Roundup

    We are in the midst of Me Made May. A sewing challenge created by Zoe Edwards in 2010. Participants pledge to wear a handmade item everyday during the month of May. It’s so great to see what everyone is making with Grainline patterns this year! These are our favorite Archer Button Ups that we found […]

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  • Lark Inspiration and Swatches | Lark Cardigan Variation Pack

    All Images are from our Pinterest The Lark Cardigan Variation Pack allows you to turn your lark tee into a drape front cardigan without doing any drafting or pattern alterations. It’s the perfect season to cozy up in a cardigan! It’s not cold enough for a jacket but not hot enough to leave the house […]

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  • Lark Inspiration and Swatches | Lark Dress Variation Pack

    Last week we released the Lark Dress Variation Pack so that you can turn that favorite tee shirt into a dress. We are getting into the season where we want to be sitting dock side. And sitting comfortably! We found inspiration for this pattern in minimal lines, shapes and colors. all images are from our Pinterest  […]

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  • Our Lark Variation Packs are Here!

    We have an exciting variation pack that is perfect for you beginning sewers out there. With the Lark Tee pattern you can make a crew neck, scoop neck and v- neck tee shirt. For sleeves you can choose a cap sleeve, three quarters or long sleeve. That’s a lot of choices right?! Well we are […]

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  • Farewell to Parkas… Hello to Jackets

    photo by Ebony Bizys from her blog Hello Sandwich. We love all things Japanese, and it’s about to be cherry blossom season! We can’t wait to see those blossoms pop! One of our favorite online stores, Miss Matatabi has a beautiful selection of pre-quilted fabrics by Japanese designer Nani Iro. We spent our gloomy Monday […]

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  • Tips + Tricks | for sewing with silk

    Silk… the only fabric that has its own adjective; of or resembling silk, especially in being soft, fine and lustrous. It elevates garments from casual to formal. It’s elegant and of course… expensive. But there is no reason to be intimidated by it. With the right techniques it is easy to work with! Here are […]

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  • How to level up your project photography

      We love exploring our hashtags on Instagram to see what you are making with our patterns! With the advancement of cameras on smart phones it is even easier to share professional looking photos. Back in 2016 we shared our photo editing techniques with Karen Templer of Fringe Supply Co. in this great post about how-to edit and […]

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  • Winter Flurry Sewing Jams

    We’ve been busy working on new patterns and all kinds of projects to share with you! These are the tunes we have been listening to while we sew. Enjoy!

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  • Sew and Tell | Morna

    Are all of us up here in the north tired of wearing long sleeves and layering up? I certainly am. This Archer Button Up that Morna made has me re-excited about winter! Which is a very good thing because we still have months to go. I’m loving the chambray, the collar and most of all […]

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  • 2016 in Review: Textile Tutorials

    One of our most fun adventures in the studio in 2016 was creating, On the Surface, our textile tutorial series. There are so many techniques that you can use to customize your fabric at home. Stay tuned because there are more coming in 2017! original post The first tutorial we put together was potato stamping. The […]

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  • 2016 in Review: Pattern Variations

    There are hundreds of pattern variation tutorials that we would love to post! There is so much potential for each pattern. We love doing pattern variations because so many ideas come from you! It’s really fun to brainstorm with our community. In 2016 we came up with several. We only wish we could have done […]

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  • 2016 in Review: Pattern Releases

    This has been a really exciting and rewarding year for us. We worked together, combining our talents and released four new patterns. Releasing patterns is such a fun and creative process. For the most part! After the drafting and testing part is done we come up with a name for the pattern. We brainstorm for […]

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  • Glitzy fabrics for your Holiday parties

    There’s nothing like being complimented on your outfit and then getting to tell the person dishing out compliments that you made it! Now that we are in the midst of the holiday season there are so many opportunities to wear handmade clothes. Better yet… shiny and glittery hand-mades! I am excited to share these sparkly […]

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