• Introducing the Tamarack Jacket

    I think some of you may have had an idea that this was coming, but today we’re excited to unveil the newest Grainline Studio pattern, the Tamarack Jacket! I’m personally really excited about this jacket – I wore the version with wool batting nonstop when I was in Berlin and loved it, and this past week […]

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  • Alternative Cascade Yardages

    I’ve gotten an uptick in emails lately asking about specific yardage combinations for the Cascade Duffle Coat based on two of my samples, so I thought I’d share those on the blog today in case anyone else is wondering this same thing. The first yardage is for the image above, the Cascade with a contrast […]

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  • Cascade Sew-Along: Front Bands View A

    I’m showing View A in the sew along without the zipper. It feels a little less formal to me and when I’m wearing a short jacket I’m not as concerned with it closing as tightly as I am with a longer coat. To assemble the bands for View A begin by taking your interfaced bands […]

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  • Cascade Sew-Along: Making Your Own Toggle Closures

    I know a lot of you are planning on making your own toggle closures so I thought I’d slip this post in before we attach the button bands so that you’re all ready to go and can sew your toggles on straight after that step. If you need a supply list for making your own […]

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  • Cascade Sew-Along: Announcement & Schedule

    Alright, the patterns have shipped and it’s time to start the Cascade Duffle Coat Sew-Along! A lot of you have been asking me when this would start and I’m excited to dive right in. We’ll be going along with the instruction booklet, as usual, but this will give you the opportunity to sew with me and ask […]

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  • Cascade Duffle Coat Inspiration

    Today I wanted to share a little inspiration for the Cascade Duffle Coat from my Cascade Inspiration board on Pinterest. I pulled a mix of more classic styles as well as some that showcase interesting toggle applications. Duffle coats are a traditional silhouette that has really made the transition to modern style quite well, I can’t imagine […]

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  • Cascade Duffle Coat

    I’m so beyond excited to finally announce that the Cascade Duffle Coat pattern is now a reality! It’s a big pattern with lots to talk about so I’m going to launch right in. If you have any questions let me know in the comments below! GARMENT DETAILS First lets talk about the design elements of the […]

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  • Autumn Wardrobe | Northwoods Toggle Coat

    Another year another new winter coat right? This coat has been a long time in the making. I designed the coat quite a while ago but started on it last winter when I made the pattern, got it cut out and attached the Thinsulate interlining to the body. Then I stalled out…hard. It was SO […]

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  • Pattern Tutorial | Adding Lining to an Unlined Blazer

    You may know that I am planning a polka dot blazer this summer and in deciding what sort of blazer I wanted to make I went to three places… My closet to see what types of blazers I have that I wear a lot, the internet to see what sort of blazers are out there […]

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  • fabric friday?

    Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and ate WAY too much food, I know I did! I was hoping I would finish some socks up to show here today but after eating too much food we all passed out on the couch downstairs and watched the Godfather Marathon. Was anyone else watching that? Anyway, instead […]

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  • Moorland Melton Wool Coat

    So I’ve been wearing the same H&M mustard woolish fall/winter coat (I have a puffy for the really brutal Chicago winter months) since fall 2006 and while I should have retired that coat about 2 years after I purchased it I kept it around year after year. It was mustard (my favorite clothing color), it […]

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