NEW IN • Grainline Studio Sewing Patterns
Jen Beeman is the designer and patternmaker behind Grainline Studio. She loves to sew and make things, and is passionate about sharing these skills with others.
The aim of the brand is to create modern, fashion-forward patterns all of which have been drafted with a contemporary fit. They believe that the best handmade wardrobe is one you can wear and be proud of on a daily basis. All of the patterns are drafted, graded and digitalised by hand in their Chicago studio.
We've selected six patterns to sit with our current range of Sewing Patterns, including a mix of woven, jersey, nightwear and accessories.
Firstly, there's the Alder Shirtdress, a sleeveless loosely fitting shirt dress that comes in two options as shown above. Both styles have the same bodice with bust darts, a collar and breast pockets, the dress on the left has a gathered skirt at the sides and back, which creates a flattering and fun silhouette; and the dress on the right has an a-line shape and curved hem.
The Willow Tank Dress is a great staple piece for your summer wardrobe. Fitted at the shoulders, it falls into a relaxed style below the bust. Choose from either a top or dress, both of which are a great vehicle for both prints and plains alike.
Next up is the Scout Tee, an easy to make style designed for woven fabrics, it has capped sleeves and a flattering scoop neckline. This is another style which allows the fabric to take centre-stage, the Nani Iro printed fabrics for example, would look fantastic in this tee shape.
The Lark Tee is designed for knit or jersey fabrics, it has a modern slim fit and is another Grainline Studio pattern that is destined to become a wardrobe staple. It works equally well when worn on it's own and also as a layering piece, under shirts, jumpers and jackets etc.
What we really like about this pattern is the fact there are four different necklines: crew, tee, scoop or boat; each of which can be interchanged with the four different sleeve options, choose from cap, short, three quarter and long sleeved; this gives the maker a total of16 different shapes to choose from, making it extremely versatile.
Any of our jersey knit fabrics by Art Gallery Fabrics would look lovely made up in this style, above we've shown Aged Allure Washed Knit; or why not take it to the next level with the 2 ply knit fabric by Nani Iro, Corsage.
We love the Lakeside Pajamas, they're just perfect for summer. The top features spaghetti straps and has a lovely split back detail. The shorts are a gym style, which are very on-trend right now, and both are finished with bias binding.
Ginghams are really on-trend this season and we think these pyjamas would look lovely is any of our Organic Ginghams, or for a more luxurious feel, any of the Nani Iro Double Gauze fabrics would look fabulous too.
And last, but not least there's the Stowe Bag! Designed by Fringe Supply Co., purveyors of fine knitting supplies, this is the perfect project bag, whatever your project may be! This bags has lots of internal side pockets for your to store small tools and notebooks etc, although designed for knitting it works equally well for other projects too.
If you love these patterns as much as we do you can follow Jen and Grainline Studio on her blog.
We hope these patterns have helped to inspire you with your next sewing project, first up for me has to be the Willow Tank! Whichever one you choose to make, remember that we love to see what you've been sewing, please send us photos via the Contact Page.