• Hadley Modification 01: Wrap Top | Grainline Studio Hadley Modification 01: Wrap Top

    Today we're going to teach you how you can modify the pattern pieces of the Hadley Top View B in order to turn it into a wrap top! This modification retains the drapey, fluid style of the original pattern while also providing a slightly closer fit. This is a fairly straightforward modification. You will modify [...] Continue Reading
  • How To Sew Piping Into Your Garments | Grainline Studio Two Ways to Sew Piping into Your Garments

    It's no mystery that attention to detail is necessary when it comes to making clothing; clothes that are well-made and long lasting require care during making. After we've sewn a pattern enough times and have the foundational details down pat we get pretty comfortable. Inevitably, this is the moment when most of our mistakes happen! [...] Continue Reading
  • Using Thread Chains To Keep Bra Straps In Place | Grainline Studio Using Thread Chains To Keep Bra Straps In Place

    A few years ago we talked about our love of thread chains in the studio and how useful they are when you want to keep two layers of fabric together loosely. Today we'll show you how we use thread chains to keep bra straps in place under sleeveless garments like our Alder Shirtdress, Hadley Top, Farrow [...] Continue Reading
  • 2016 in Review: Pattern Variations

    There are hundreds of pattern variation tutorials that we would love to post! There is so much potential for each pattern. We love doing pattern variations because so many ideas come from you! It’s really fun to brainstorm with our community. In 2016 we came up with several. We only wish we could have done [...] Continue Reading
  • 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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  • Madewell Scout Variation: Sewing Tutorial

    Alright, here we go with the sewing portion of the Madewell Scout Variation. If you missed the pattern tutorial you can find it here. For this tutorial you'll need the following supplies... Scout Tee pattern altered using the tutorial found here Fabric - I used Robert Kauffman's 6.5oz Indigo Denim Scissors, thread, pins, sewing machine...you [...] Continue Reading