in progress | colorblocked dress pdf

I’ve been working on the new pattern download the past two weeks and, as you can see from these very wrinkly muslin photos, it’s going to be a version of the Colorblocked Kat dress I made last summer. It’s not exactly the same, I am changing up some of the proportions and other things that bothered me, so it will be even better. Right now I am digitizing the pattern and drawing out all the instructions in Illustrator, that’s what takes the longest. I can’t wait to make my new version, I figured out my fabric a few days ago and am very excited for the re-vamped, new and improved dress!

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16 Responses to in progress | colorblocked dress pdf

  1. Beth Van says:

    This looks like it’s going to be a lovely pattern. I’m also a Chicago-based seamstress, although I’m mostly self-taught. It’s great to see you do what you love as a career. It seems like you’ve really found your niche.

    • jen | grainline says:

      Thanks, I feel a bit like I’m still trying to find it and make it a career. Baby steps though I guess? Haha.

  2. Julie says:

    It looks beautiful so far!!

  3. Grace says:

    Ooooo, I’m excited by those princess lines (easy FBA)! I LOVE my tiny pocket tanks (I’m about to make my 4th one). That pattern is great, easy, and the instructions are so perfect. I’ll look forward to this next pattern.

  4. Becky Ruud says:

    So glad you’re making the pattern. I remember the first time I saw the dress on your blog and it’s been on my mind! I wanted to try to copy it but I’d love to pay for the pattern instead!!!

    • jen | grainline says:

      Thanks! It always takes so long to get these patterns ready since I am only using Illustrator. I just saw that you sell sewing patterns too! They’re super adorable!

  5. Erica says:

    Wow! This is going to be so amazing. I will have to get practicing my sewing to make one for myself!

    • jen | grainline says:

      If you’re half as good at sewing as you are at knitting you’re not going to need much practice!

  6. Rachel says:

    Yay! I, too, am in love with the tiny pocket tank. (2 made, plans for several more) They’re perfect for work w/ a cardi & pencil skirt, and I forsee that this will be my perfect dress for weekends. (and is that an exposed zipper? double yay!)

  7. Meghan says:

    I love it in white! I can’t wait for the pattern, looks great so far

  8. Zoe says:

    I’m SOOOOOOOOOO excited that you are going to make this available. It flipped me out when I first saw it. You are so talented it’s insane. xxx

  9. Cristalle says:

    I’m so excited for this! I loved the tiny pocket tank- you have such great instructions and clean, beautiful designs- I know this dress pattern is going to be great.

  10. Leah says:

    Can’t wait for this! I would love to make it to wear to a wedding…what fabrics do you suggest for this lovely dress? Also, your Fayne tunic is dreamy. Any plans for a pattern? Thanks?

    • jen | grainline says:

      It’s a pretty versatile pattern as far as fabrics are concerned. I would go mid-weight cottons/silks. Nothing too heavy or it won’t stay up as well though. No plans for turning Hound patterns into downloads, but you guys are very consistent in asking for Fayne so maybe I will re-consider…no promises.

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