Meet the Cortland Trench!
Today we're so excited to release our newest sewing pattern, the Cortland Trench! I’ve been wearing my Cortland spring and fall for the last year and a half and I’m so happy I don’t have to hide it from you all anymore. When designing the Cortland, I wanted a trench that felt a bit less formal than a traditional trench, something that felt easier to throw on with my everyday clothes that would look put together. I spent a lot of time looking at old trench coats from the 60’s and 70’s and, after a lot of sketching, came up with this design.
Now let’s talk about the Cortland Trench design details. Raglan sleeves give you plenty of movement and room for layering – you can fit a sweater under this jacket with ease. The storm flaps and generous collar add style and help to keep inclement weather out. The Cortland features a double-breasted front closure that looks just as good open as closed and roomy welt pockets provide space for your phone, keys, etc. All of the seams on the inside of the jacket are bound which not only gives your coat a professional finish, but also helps it stand up to wear and tear. If you’re not up for binding all of the seam allowances though, you can easily serge the insides.
Like the Augusta, we originally developed the 0-18 pattern, 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 brand new until our new sizing was completed and we could offer our patterns to all of our customers. We completed the 14-30 just in time for the pandemic to hit and due to supply chain issues with our printed patterns have been unable to release until now.
We have some great content to share with you to compliment this release, from pattern tester versions, to how we style our Cortlands, and more! Stay tuned for that, and make sure you tag us on social media using the hashtags #grainlinestudio and #grainlinecortland. We cannot wait to see how you all interpret this pattern!