• 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
  • An Alder for All Seasons

    Pattern: Alder Shirtdress Fabric: Feral Childe Thieves Linen/Tencel Mods: None, cut a straight size 4It’s that time of year where fall is rapidly approaching but summer just hasn’t given up quite yet. Over the past week I’ve worn both sweaters and shorts so with this change of seasons in mind I thought I’d present my […]

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  • Alder Sew Along: Alder as a Shirt

    Today I wanted to show you guys how easy it is to turn the Alder Shirtdress into an Alder Shirt! I’m showing View B here but you can do the same thing with view A for a more classic sleeveless button up. Start by deciding how long you want the shirt to be. If you’ve […]

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  • Alder Variation 01: Band Collar

    Note 05.31.19: We periodically go back through our posts to make updates. In 2014, we created a variation of our Alder Shirtdress pattern and gave it the title 'Alder Variation 01: Mandarin Collar'. In the 5 years that have passed, we've listened and learned a lot, from people of color and on our own, about [...] Continue Reading
  • Alder Sew Along Day 11: Armhole Binding

    Today in the Alder Sew Along we're binding armholes. To follow along click below! Begin by sewing the two ends of each bias armhole strip together at 1/4," then press the seam open. Pin a bias strip around the armhole of the dress. Stitch around the armhole at 1/4" Grade the seam allowance by trimming [...] Continue Reading
  • Alder Sew Along Day 10: Attaching the Collar

    Today we'll be assembling and attaching the collar. This post is extremely photo heavy, about 32 photos, so if you're here for the sew along, click below. If not browse on! Begin by interfacing the upper collar and one of the collar stand pieces. If you're using fusible interfacing follow the instructions included with your fusible, [...] Continue Reading