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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
  • 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
  • Portside Dopp Kit: Fanny Pack Tutorial Portside Dopp Kit: Fanny Pack Tutorial

    Today we're showing you how to easily modify your Portside Dopp Kit from toiletry bag to one of our favorite practical accessories, the Fanny Pack! Don't let the name deter you. We've seen these hands free pouches called belt bags, cross-body slings, waist bags, and a number of other names that distance them from their [...] Continue Reading
  • Tamarack Society Update: Part 05 | Grainline Studio Tamarack Society Update: Part 05

    Hi all! We were doing a pretty good job of steadily working on and providing progress updates about our Tamarack Jackets, but then things got busy around here. Before we knew it half a year had gone by! That doesn't mean we weren't paying attention on social media - we've loved seeing all of your [...] Continue Reading