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Grainline Studio: The Archer Shirt

I have always loved shirts. Loved shirts and worn shirts. Loved shirts and worn shirts and bought shirts. So I never really needed another one and, truth be told, there was a little fear factor involved too. All those buttonholes….

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My Leni Top. The shiny one.

Meet my third Leni Top and, by far, the fanciest. This one came about after receiving the party invitation that read “Glitter encouraged, not essential”. This party wasn’t a formal affair, just a fun one, so I didn’t want to go all…

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NEW :: Leni Top (and blog!)

Meet our latest Tessuti pattern – the Leni Top! After we released our much-loved Esther Shorts pattern in 2014, we really wanted to create a simple, classic cropped style that looked good with a high-waisted garment. A few years ago we went on a little journey with Leni…

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Modified Linen/Liberty Alice Top

I often think about making little changes to our existing patterns, constantly inspired by styles and detail finishes I see in RTW garments. It’s a fun, easy way to alter a TNT pattern for a little variety. Since releasing our Alice…

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Ruby with a Ruffle

Here’s my final sew for 2016 – a ruffled Ruby. Inspiration for this dress came via something similar I saw in a shop. Ok, it’s basically a direct copy. Also, dead easy and supremely comfortable. Whilst I normally have a…

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NEW :: Nina Pant Pattern

Meet our latest pattern – the Nina Pant! This classic, slim, tapered leg pant has a faced waistline that sits on the lower waist. Design features include flat front, back darts, stitched down facing, side invisible zipper and twin-needle finished wide…

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NEW :: Helga Shirt Pattern

Meet Helga – our latest Tessuti pattern! About ten weeks ago we put up this photo (below) of Helga on Instagram.  Helga (the customer – not the shirt 😉 had taken her pattern – modified to suit her shape –…

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NEW Audrey Shirt Pattern

Meet our newest pattern, the Audrey Shirt!  Japanese 100% Cotton – Black Supesu (also available in grey and navy) This lovely collared design features a clever tie-front detail that is both flattering and stylish. The side ties extend from the…

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