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  • How to Line the Farrow Dress Pt. 2: Sewing Instructions

    Today I’ll be walking you through assembling the lining pieces of your Farrow Dress. If you missed our previous post on how to draft the lining pieces, you can find that here. To begin, assemble the main (or self) fabric of  your Farrow according to the instructions through Step 8. Stop here and set the […]

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  • How to Line the Farrow Dress Pt. 1: Pattern Alterations

    Today I’ll be showing you the first step in how to line your Farrow Dress! It’s really very simple and great for slightly sheer or very silky fabrics. The dress above has a shell and facings made from ivory 4-ply silk crepe de chine with a slightly warmer neutral silk charmeuse lining. Now lets draft […]

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  • Sewing Facings on Narrow Sleeves

    If you’ve ever been frustrated when a narrow sleeve doesn’t fit around your sewing machine arm, this post is for you! Nothing groundbreaking here but people have asked so we’re answering. Sewing Facings on Narrow Sleeves from Grainline Studio on Vimeo. Hope you found that helpful! Any q’s of course leave them below.    

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  • Farrow with No Pockets

    In our first Farrow Dress variation we’re going to show you how to omit the pockets on your Farrow. A few people asked why anyone would want a dress without pockets on Instagram and I can think of a few. Little known fact, or maybe not I’m not sure, but I wore a pocketless Farrow for […]

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  • Farrow Dress Roundup

    Now that the Farrow Sew-Along has wrapped up and we’re about to get into a few Farrow Variations we thought it would be fun to showcase a few of your Farrows popping up on social media! By far the best part of every pattern release is seeing the garments popping up on Instagram and the […]

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  • Farrow Sew-Along: Hems & Finishing

    Alright, last day of the Farrow Sew-Along! Today we’ll be talking about hems and finishing – lets dive in! Hemming is quite easy for the Farrow. Simply fold and press up 1/4″ then fold and press that up 1/4″ again. You can see above that I serged my hem before folding. You don’t need to […]

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  • Farrow Sew-Along: Neckline Facing

    In today’s edition of the Farrow Sew-Along we’ll be assembling and attaching our neckline facing. To begin, sew the front and back neckline facings together at the shoulder seams as shown above. Press the seam allowances open and finish the outer edge if desired. I’ve serged mine here but since the facing is interfaced, it […]

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  • Farrow Sew-Along: View B Sleeves

    In this segment of the Farrow Sew-Along we’ll be inserting our sleeves for the Farrow View B. To begin, place two lines of basting stitches along the sleeve cap between the front and back notches leaving long tails on either end. I like to place mine at 3/8″ and 5/8″ so that the 1/2″ seam […]

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  • Farrow Sew-Along: View A Armhole Facings

    Today we’ll be finishing the armholes of the Farrow View A. To begin, sew one front armhole facing piece to one back armhole facing piece to create two circular facings. Finish the seams if desired and press the seam allowance towards the back of the garment. Since your facing is fused it shouldn’t fray, but […]

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  • Farrow Sew-Along: Side & Shoulder Seams

    This Farrow Sew-Along step is an easy one. To sew the shoulder and side seams, simply align the seam lines of the front and back with each other, right sides facing, and sew along the 1/2″ seam allowance. Finish your seams if desired and press them towards the dress. That’s it!

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  • Farrow Sew-Along: Assembling the Dress Front

    Today we’ll be forming the front of the Farrow. This is essentially the same steps as the back of the dress, but we’re adding a few steps to form those front pockets. If you’re using a relatively stable fabric or aren’t worried about stretching you can skip these first steps. If, like us, you’re using something […]

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  • Farrow Sew-Along: Assembling the Dress Back

    Today we’ll be assembling the back of the Farrow dress. Let’s get started! To begin align the angled edge of one of the back bodice pieces with one of the back skirt pieces. Make sure your right sides are facing each other. Stitch along this seam line at the 1/2″ seam allowance.   Finish your seam […]

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  • Farrow Sew-Along: Cutting

    Cutting the Farrow pattern is pretty straightforward, not too many pieces and only a bit of fusible. You can see what you’ll need to cut for View A and View B in the diagrams below. View A View B We’ve gotten a few questions about whether the front and back pieces can be cut on the […]

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  • Farrow Sew-Along: Pattern Adjustments

    Today I have a few specific fit adjustments for you – lengthening and shortening the Farrow Dress pattern, a full bust adjustment, and blending between sizes. Lets start with the easiest first, blending between sizes. In the above example we’re blending between a size 6 at the bust and a size 8 at the hip. You’ll […]

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  • Farrow Sew-Along: Selecting Your Size

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

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