Author Archives: Jen


Fall Style Inspiration – Sarah

I can’t wait for the leaves to start changing, because when they do it means it’s time for my favorite outfits to come out! They were packed up under my bed all summer and now it’s time for them to … Continue reading

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Journal Entry

Sprout Patterns x The Grainline Crew!

A couple of weeks ago each of us here at Grainline chose a kit from Sprout Patterns to sew up! Jen and Lexi both made the Alder Shirtdress and I made a set of Lakeside Pajamas. We are all really jazzed about how our … Continue reading

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Inspiration  |  Jen's Handmade Wardrobe

Jen’s Fall / Winter ’16 Wardrobe Inspiration

[image sources] The nights are getting longer and the weather is finally starting to turn cool, which can only mean one thing…fall is here! There’s nothing I love more than wardrobe planning for my favorite season, the season of long … Continue reading

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Pattern Tutorials  |  Sewing Tutorials

Archer + Alder Version 02

Today I’ll be walking you through another version of combining the Alder and Archer patterns to create a dress. If you remember, we posted the first Alder + Archer variation shortly after the Alder was released. That version used the … Continue reading

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Teaching at Craft South!

Our blog has been down for quite a bit so I haven’t had a chance to tell you that I’ll be teaching at Craft South next weekend! I’m really excited about this class, we’ll be learning how to measure, draft, … Continue reading

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Back in Stock!

If you’ve been poking around our shop the past month you’ll likely have noticed we were out of stock on many of our most popular patterns. It seems like you guys just can’t get enough Grainline patterns because despite our … Continue reading

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Pattern Tutorials  |  Willow Tank Dress

Willow Variation 01: Cropped Tank

Today I’m going to talk about turning the Willow Tank into a cropped top! Typically when lengthening or shortening a pattern piece you’ll want to use the lines marked on the pattern. When shortening the Willow into a crop however, we … Continue reading

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Alder Sew Along

The Alder as a Tunic or Shirt

Around this time of year we get a lot of emails enquiring how to convert the Archer into a sleeveless shirt. We have a tutorial here but one thing to note is that since the Archer is both slightly oversized … Continue reading

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Willow Tank Dress

Willow Sew-Along: Day 05 Hemming

Today we’ll be hemming up our Willows…just in time for the hot weather approaching! I’ll be going through hemming the tank version first, then the dress. Begin by folding up and pressing the 1/2″ seam allowance around the bottom hem … Continue reading

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Willow Tank Dress

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! … Continue reading

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