The Farrow Dress from Grainline Studio

Bonnie wearing the sophisticated Farrow Dress from Grainline Studio

Picking up the Farrow Dress from Grainline Studio, I immediately recall Mia Farrow as Daisy Buchanan in the 1974 adaptation of The Great Gatsby:  the poise, the elegance and the shimmering drop-waisted dresses of the 1920s. The Farrow Dress from Grainline Studio evokes the glamour and sophistication of the debutantes while still offering modern nuances like the cleverly concealed inseam pockets.

The Pattern

We made View B in a size 8. Size 0-18 are available. Grainline Studio describes the pattern as follows:

The Farrow features an elegant A-line shape with flattering diagonal seaming concealing inseam pockets, and a jewel neckline. Imagine wearing View A during the balmy days of summer. View B features bracelet sleeves and is the perfect option for cooler temperatures in the spring and autumn. Layer it with tights and a Driftless Cardigan for the snowy days of winter. Dress it up with heels and dress it down with boots.”

The Fabric

Soy/Cotton French Terry Knit in Aubergine. This fabric is thick and gorgeous. The colors are rich (we got you covered in olive green, natural, wine & pewter), the fabric doesn’t pill, has some heft and recovers nicely!

The hook & eye closure creates an elegant key hole

The Review

Bonnie loved The Farrow Dress pattern, remarking on its simple, elegant lines. With the different options for sleeve lengths and fabrics — this is a great wardrobe builder. The Farrow can be made with knits or wovens. Bonnie hardly changed anything about this pattern.  Although wovens were suggested, Bonnie made this dress in an Organic Soy/Cotton French Terry.  The fabric is heavier, so she graded seams especially when 6 layers piled up from the pockets! She also used interfacing to stabilize the top of the pockets.  Bonnie chose to do 3/4 sleeves instead of full length and also notes the hem is longer in the back.

The Grainline Farrow Dress Pockets
The cleverly hidden inseam pockets on the diagonal

Conclusion

Bonnie loved the design they used in The Farrow Dress for the hidden pockets on the front diagonal – it’s all in one piece! Bonnie would highly recommend this pattern for all figures. Quick, easy, elegant. Now let’s see y’all do the Charleston!

 

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