Cascade Sew-Along: Announcement & Schedule

Cascade Duffel Coat Sew Along | Grainline Studio

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 any questions you might have as we go. If you’re nervous about tackling a large project like a coat, don’t worry, it’s actually not as scary as it sounds and is such a rewarding project. Since I make clothes like it’s my job (errr well it is) people rarely give me the “wow you sewed that?!” response to anything anymore…except coats. It still blows people away!

Cascade Duffel Coat Sew Along | Grainline Studio

Here’s the schedule we’ll be sticking to, 11 days to sew your coat and 2 days for variations.

Day 01: Schedule & Badges
Day 02: Gathering Your Supplies
Day 03: Choosing a Size, Cutting, and Prepping Your Pieces
Day 04: Assemble Fronts, Backs, and Pockets & Attaching Pockets
Day 05: Attaching Front Bands & Toggles
Day 06: Creating Your Own Toggles (if you’re into customization)
Day 07: Complete Coat Body
Day 08: View A -Assemble & Attach Collar
Day 09: View B – Assemble & Attach Hood
Day 10: Assemble Linings & Facings
Day 11: Bag Your Jacket & Admire Your Beautiful Cascade Duffle Coat!
Day 12: Variation 1 – Cascade as a Vest
Day 13: Variation 2 – Cascade in Spring or Fall Fabric

Cascade Duffel Coat Sew Along | Grainline Studio

I’ve got some badges below if you’d like one for your blog just copy and paste the code inside the boxes onto your site, or if you’re sharing your progress on social media, tag your photos as #cascadedufflecoat or #cascadesewalong and we can create a little sew along community. If you still need the pattern you can grab a copy here. I can’t wait to see what we sew up together!

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20 Responses to Cascade Sew-Along: Announcement & Schedule

  1. Hélène says:

    I was planning to make this coat in twill and wax it to get it waterproof. Do you think Cascade is suitable for this project? Will the sewing process be the same? Thanks!

  2. Kelly says:

    Cascade as a vest….whut?? I may have to do that. Along with my coat of course. My poor mailman is about to get stalked again, haha.

  3. Kara says:

    I love the vest idea – I think a long vest with the hood would be so cool!

  4. Wee! Fashion fabric arrived and I’m waiting on my lining. I’m debating if I want to underline my fabric either with fusible or silk organza to give it a bit more crispness (it’s pretty drapey), but I’ll wait to see about all the steps with interfacing before I decide which would make sense (underlining when there’s fusible interfacing involved is kind of a question mark to me). So excited!!

  5. neli says:

    hola, te escribo en español espero entiendas. Quería saber si las exp.licaciones estarán disponbiles en tu pagina o son sólo para quienes adquieran el patrón???. Pense que era free, no puedo comprarlo, pero si podría seguir las explicaciones para cuando pueda adquirlo….desde ya gracias.

  6. Heather says:

    I’m really excited for this!! Can’t wait for my pattern to get here!

  7. Mags says:

    Are there any British stockists of the pattern yet?

  8. Mia says:

    Pretty coat, what will be time-consuming?

    • Jen says:

      Probably the combination of all 60 steps is the most time consuming part of the coat. Attaching the front bands and toggles and bagging the lining will most likely be the hardest.

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  10. Caroline says:

    Hello, when will your next sew-along day be posted ? (Day 3)

    • Jen says:

      Hi Caroline-

      It was supposed to be up today but I got snowed out of work so I wasn’t able to post (I need an image on my work computer). Should be up Tuesday as long as the streets are plowed so I can get there!

  11. Daria says:

    I would love to make my own winter coat but after adding up the costs of the materials, it’s about the same as a store bought coat. What I would like to do is to buy a coat from the Sally Ann and tailor it down to fit my small frame (I’m 5’2, 93lbs). Would it be possible for you to do a tutorial on how to do this? As someone on the smaller end of the size spectrum, it is very difficult to find anything in my size and I would like to learn how to make my own clothes. Thanks!

    • Jen says:

      Hi Daria-

      I most likely won’t have time to do such a tutorial. At the moment I’m doing this sew along in support of the pattern I just released and it’s a large undertaking. It’s true that while occasionally you can save money by sewing over high end items, there is always a cheaper option with the huge rise of fast fashion. The materials may not be identical in some of the cheaper versions but for example, the Pendleton wool version cost me about $200 in supplies while a wool coat from their site is about $400 and is made from the same wool. That said I can easily get similar a wool blend coat from H & M that retails for $50 but contains only 7% wool. It’s really about striking a balance of what works for you. Thanks for the suggestion though and good luck on your coat alterations!


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