Grainline Studio Farrow Dress

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I made this Grainline Studio Farrow Dress out of this linen/cotton blend Robert Kaufman fabric. I love this dress for so many reasons. The slight high low hem is flattering without being overwhelming. The center front and back seams and the angled seams that conceal the pockets are just so good.

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Originally I got this fabric to make a Deer and Doe Melilot Shirt, but once I got it I was worried that it was a bit too stiff/thick so I ended up changing my mind at the last minute. However, the Melilot requires less fabric so I had to really squeeze everything in. Since the fabric is the same on the front and the back I was able to get all of the main fabric pieces to line up. I also was able to get the facings out of this fabric but I had to add a center seam to my front neckline facing – that is how little fabric I had left over!

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I love this linen/cotton blend. However, there is something about the texture of the fabric when it gets super wrinkly where it looks a bit like toilet paper that at some point was wet but has since dried up. However, I think as long as I take it out of the dryer right away and do some light ironing. I think over time this fabric will soften up also, which will help with the extreme wrinkliness that happens.

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One issue that I’ve been having is that my back hook and eye come unhooked a bunch. I think I might switch out the eye to a smaller one.

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Did I mention the pockets???

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4 thoughts on “Grainline Studio Farrow Dress

  1. I’m a huge fan of Grainline but when I first saw this dress I honestly missed a lot of the details (such as the pockets!) until recently when I saw another online (now one is on the way to me right now). Well that sold me completely! Love the silhouette and I had thought about linen for mine too – you’ve shown me what a good idea that is! Love your Farrow!

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    1. Thanks! I love the linen version and its definitely getting better with wear as it softens up. I might try a fabric with more drape next time though to mix things up.

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