• 2015 Pattern Recap: Morris Blazer

    Up next in our 2015 Pattern Recap is the Morris Blazer. This blazer originally made it’s debut as part of my Hound Fall/Winter 2011 collection and I think it still looks just as good as when it was originally designed! It features a flattering front angled hem, 3/4 length sleeves, and a shawl collar. The […]

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  • Merry Everything! Grainline’s Holiday Gift Guide

    ‘Tis the season, whatever your celebration may be, to enjoy the company of family and friends, eat warm, delicious meals, and give. For those of you who exchange gifts, it can start to feel very overwhelming, there can be serious pressure to find or in our case make the perfect gift. When it comes to […]

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  • Morris Sew-Along: Sleeve Facings

    We’re now onto the last step of our Morris Blazers, attaching the sleeve facings. To begin, sew the edges of each facing together, press the seams open, and grade the seam allowance. Next sew the narrower edge of the facing to the edge of the sleeve with the underarm seams aligned. Grade the seam allowance […]

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  • Morris Sew-Along: Attaching the Facing

    We’re now going to attach the facing we made yesterday to the blazer. Start by aligning the center back seams of the blazer and facing with the right sides of the fabric facing each other. From there match the lapel points and pin between them and the center back seam. Next we’re going to align […]

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  • Morris Sew-Along: Making the Facing

    Today we’re going to assemble the main facing that finishes the collar and hem. Begin by taking your two front facing pieces and stitching them together along the center back seam. Press the seam allowance open and grade it in half. This is an alternative to the finishing method in the booklet, instead of turning the […]

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  • Morris Sew-Along: Setting Your Sleeves

    To begin the process of inserting your sleeves we first need to assemble the sleeves. Start by sewing the underarm seam of each sleeve, finish the seam as desired (I serged mine) and press them towards the back of the garment. Next you’re going to place two lines of basting stitches to help gather any […]

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