• Our Newest Pattern: Willow!

    We have been day dreaming in the studio of warm days at the lake, canoe trips and having night picnics at Millennium Park. And most importantly… what we are going to be wearing during these activities! With this new season there is a new pattern… The Willow Tank! The pattern includes both a Tank Top and […]

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  • Sew & Tell | Melissa Kronlage of Craft Rambler

    Melissa made this Alder back in October and we think it’s just the perfect Alder for colder weather. The chambray and flannel are so cool together and I’m loving how Melissa styled the dress. Name  Melissa Kronlage Where can we find you online? Craft Rambler Link to your post about this project Flannel Alder Shirtdress […]

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  • Sew & Tell | Bella of Bellbird

    Even though it’s mid-summer, it’s not too late to sew up an Alder. I just finished one a couple weeks ago before a trip to California and wore it a lot. It’s an easy, breezy, unfussy summer dress. Here at Grainline Studio, we have wide eyes for this amazing fabric Bella chose for one of […]

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  • Sewn: Black + White Sleeved Alder

    Pattern: Alder Shirtdress View A with sleeves from the Archer Button Up Pattern Tutorial: Archer + Alder Variation Fabric: Carolina Gingham 1″ from Robert Kaufman Shoes: Rachel Comey Penpals (cause someone always asks about the shoes) I posted the tutorial on this dress last Friday but since the weather has been a bit rainy here […]

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  • Archer + Alder Variation

    Today I have for you the long awaited Archer + Alder variation! I was hoping to get some photos of it on but the weather here in Chicago has not been cooperating at all so here we have it on a form in the studio. Modeled photos to come but for now, click below to […]

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  • Alder Variation 01: Mandarin Collar

    Today’s Alder Shirtdress variation is an easy one, the Mandarin Collar. You don’t need any extra pattern pieces, in fact you need less. The mandarin collar is actually just the collar stand without the addition of the collar. Start by fusing the wrong side side of one of the collar stands. With right sides together […]

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