Meet the Augusta Shirt & Dress!
I'm so excited to release our newest pattern Augusta today! This pattern is an idea I've wanted to make come to life for a while and it kind of seems unreal that it's actually complete. It all started with the idea for the collar. You all know I love a button up shirt, but sometimes I want something a bit more relaxed, yet still polished. From that starting point we built the rest of the pattern, something comfortable that would accent the beauty of the collar nicely.
The Augusta is perfect for every day whether it's work or play. It's fitted through the shoulders, anchoring the silhouette on the body, and falls into a cocoon shape below the bust. It features a polished asymmetrical collar that is a joy to sew as well as a mitered hem. The two sleeve options are interchangeable between the dress and top versions giving you flexibility depending on seasons.
This pattern has been a long time coming and so hard for us to keep secret, especially since I've been dying to post my versions on Instagram! We originally developed the 0-18 pattern, along with two others, prior to finishing the blocks for our new 14-30 size range. Our photos with Mia were shot in spring of 2019 and we were ready to release that summer, but we decided to hold off on releasing anything new until our new sizing was completed.
We finished up the Augusta in sizes 14-30 and shot the photos with Tiffany back in late February for an April release date, and then COVID broke loose and all of our plans changed! All of our schedules went out the window as we tried to adapt to the new normal. Slowly but surely we chipped away at the release to-do list during this time and finally release day has come!
We have a ton of great content to share with you to compliment this release, from pattern tester versions, to how we style our Augustas, and even a full video sew-along! Stay tuned for dates regarding that, and make sure you tag us on social media using the hashtags #grainlinestudio and #grainlineaugusta. We cannot wait to see how you all interpret this pattern!