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  • How To Sew and Turn Spaghetti Straps | Grainline Studio How To Sew and Turn Spaghetti Straps

    When you ask sewists what skills or particular techniques they dislike, you're likely to get varied responses. But if you specifically ask them about their experience making spaghetti straps, you're likely to hear shared stories of resigned frustration. Whether you're new to sewing, or someone with years of experience, it can be challenging to turn [...] Continue Reading
  • Lexi's Tie Front Alder Shirt | Grainline Studio Lexi’s Tie Front Alder Shirt

    After planning out her 2019 Summer Style Inspiration Pinterest board, Lexi got down to work on bringing her seasonal wardrobe to life. She made this Tie Front Alder Shirt out of a delicate, slightly sheer vintage fabric she had in her stash. To make this summery top, she modified the Front Bodice pattern piece of [...] Continue Reading
  • A Felix Dress with Waist Ties | Grainline Studio A Felix Dress with Waist Ties

    Every time we wear a Felix Dress we're reminded of the secret magic of this pattern and dress. If you've sewn the Felix before you may have had similar sentiments - wearing this dress feels like wearing air. The loose fitting, billowy silhouette lends itself to comfort without sacrificing style which is what we've been [...] Continue Reading
  • How To Sew Mitered Corners | Grainline Studio How To Sew Mitered Corners

    The first time I sewed a mitered corner was in 2016; it was a revelation. Up until that point, I had finished corners by folding the seam allowances of the hem and side seam under one another before stitching them down. It didn't seem to matter how many pins I used to hold everything in [...] Continue Reading
  • Summer 2019 Style Inspiration | Lexi Summer 2019 Style Inspiration | Lexi

    Hi everyone, it's Lexi. Summer is upon us here in Chicago, with much warmer temps and LOTS of humidity. It has me feeling like I'm in the tropics rather than Illinois! In order to truly feel like perpetual summer vacation on a tropical island, my wardrobe needs some help! Usually I wear most of my [...] Continue Reading
  • Willow Tank Variation 03: Gathered Waist Dress Willow Variation 03: Gathered Waist Dress

    We have another pattern modification available for you today that we're happy to finally be sharing. Jen made this gathered waist Willow Tank Dress over a year ago, but she hadn't gotten around to photographing it. After seeing a similar version pop-up on social media a few weeks ago, she was reminded of the dress [...] Continue Reading