Thursday, 13 September 2018

Grainline Hadley top

This is my second Grainline Hadley top and I'm afraid it is a complete copy.  When I visited Guthrie and Ghani during the SewBrum meet up, one of the staff was wearing this exact top and I loved it so much I just copied it.

This is a really full, swingy top, which is much better made in a really drapey fabric ... and this fabric is very drapey and soft.  I'm sure you will recognize it as the Atelier Brunette moonstone viscose.  I love it, even though it is expensive.  I got mine from one of my favourite internet shops, SewMeSunshine, Harriet offers an fantastic service and great fabric.    It may seem a bit  strange but I used the wrong side of the fabric, because I liked the more subtle coloured shapes.

It has an uneven hem and loose sleeves and the back has a pleat at the backneckline.

Another thing I love about this pattern is how neat you can make it on the inside, look how beautiful.  I French seamed all the seams including the setting of the sleeves.  The pattern has a neck facing, but Guthrie and Ghani have been selling Atelier Brunette bias binding and it is absolutely gorgeous.  I used this to face the neck and the hem and it looks fantastic, bet you can hardly see it below.

So this one is a hit for me, even though its not my usual fitted style.  It's a great pattern as usual from Grainline Studio, with clear instructions, and this is a beginner friendly patter.


  1. Beautifully made and beautifully drapey Mags. Lovely!

  2. Sorry about this second comment - the last one misbehaved and suddenly got posted without hitting the publish button! I don't know how that happened! My Hadley pattern just arrived yesterday and I was excited about making it up in a couple of fabrics I have including a remnant of Atelier Brunette viscose so seeing yours just made my day! It is beautiful! I love Grainline patterns - I think I have almost all of them! I just finished a Farrow recently in linen that I changed a bit to make it more of a jumper and just love it.

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