• Farrow Sew-Along: Pattern Adjustments

    Today I have a few specific fit adjustments for you – lengthening and shortening the Farrow Dress pattern, a full bust adjustment, and blending between sizes. Lets start with the easiest first, blending between sizes. In the above example we’re blending between a size 6 at the bust and a size 8 at the hip. You’ll […]

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  • Farrow Sew-Along: Gathering Supplies

    We had such a good reaction to our Tamarack supply post that we’re now going to be doing one for each of our new patterns. I love when something is both fun to put together and really helpful for you! Below you’ll find a list of everything we used to create our Farrow Dresses. If […]

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  • Farrow Sew-Along Schedule

    It’s time to get your fabric and supplies together because the Farrow Sew-Along is almost here! We’ll get started with our first posts Thursday of next week and continue throughout the month of December ending before the holidays. We’ll be breaking it down into small steps you can accomplish after work or easily catch up […]

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  • Willow Sew-Along: Day 04

    In today’s installment of the Willow Sew-Along we’ll be binding our neckline and armhole edges. This is probably the most “difficult” part of the Willow, but if you take it one step at a time, it’s no trouble at all! I’ll be showing you how to bind the neckline in this post, but the armholes […]

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  • Willow Sew-Along: Day 03

    Today we’ll be attaching the skirt to the bodice for the dress version of the Willow. If you’re making the tank, you can skip today! Begin by sewing the side seams of your skirt pieces. Finish the seam allowances as desired and press them to the back of the garment. Now we’ll sew the first […]

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  • Willow Sew-Along: Day 02

    Today we’ll be sewing our darts and the side seams for the bodice of the tank & dress. If you missed our previous post about fitting and cutting, you can find it here. Make sure that you have your dart point marked and the dart legs notched. Fold the top right sides together matching the two […]

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  • Lark Variation Strap Neckline Detail Variation

    Today I’m bringing you a quick and simple Lark variation, how to add a strap neckline detail, as pictured above. It adds an extra bit of interest plus it’s a fun and super easy way to change up the pattern! The first thing you will want to do is construct a Lark exactly as instructed to […]

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  • Sew & Tell | Katie from The Creative Counselor

    Katie let us know as soon as she finished the Lark and as soon as we checked it out we knew we had to feature it as a Sew & Tell. Her finishings are outstanding and can you believe this is only the second v-neck she’s ever sewn? We love her fabric choice and how […]

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  • Get Ready for the Lark Tee Sew Along

    We have been sealing and shipping orders like crazy this week! So if you ordered a Lark Tee, it shouldn’t be long before you receive it (if you haven’t already). What does that mean for us here at Grainline? It’s time to start the Lark Tee Sew Along! We will be starting up the Sew […]

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  • Morris Sew-Along: Assembling the Body

    Today we’re going to work through Morris Blazer steps 1-8 in the pattern booklet. Begin by fusing all of your interfacing to the corresponding pieces. You don’t need to do this immediately but I prefer to get it out of the way at the beginning of the project so you don’t have to stand around […]

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  • Morris Blazer Sew Along Announcement

    Just wanted to drop a quick note that the Morris Blazer Sew Along will be starting next week. The pattern isn’t very difficult so it’s likely it will only be 6 days long, but a lot of people have been asking for it so I want to get it up on the site. As of […]

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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: Gathering Your Supplies

    Today I’m going to walk you through everything you’ll need to make your Cascade Duffle Coat. I know a lot of you have already shopped for your fabrics & notions, in that case you can use this post as a check list to make sure you’ve got everything you need to dive right in. The […]

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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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  • Alder V-Neck Variation

    Today I’ll be showing you how to convert the neckline of the Alder Shirtdress from a collared button up in to a collarless v-neck. For this variation you can disregard the pattern pieces for the upper collar, under collar, and collar stand. This is another image heavy post since I’m doing the pattern alteration and […]

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