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LINDEN SWEATSHIRTS





I am pretty sure that I bought the Linden Sweatshirt pattern immediately when I got the email that it was for sale. I am a big fan of all of Grainline's patterns and I knew that this one would be no different. Like others I have really been trying to make things that I will wear often. I've sworn off party dresses unless I have a reason to wear one (there is one in the works :) but try to focus on everyday apparel instead. Right now I live in Hudson Pants, Mandy Boat Tees, Sutton Tops and Grainline Archers and I am pretty excited to add Ginger Jeans to that list. And now I can also put Linden Sweatshirts down as one of those comfy and easy to wear items I want to wear all of the time. After sewing up a muslin I decided to go down one size. I think that I probably should be doing an fba, but since I don't it ends up being a bit big so sizing down seemed to fix the issue. I also had to shorted the sleeves by a couple of inches - which is pretty normal for me because I am a shorty. I also decided to lower the neckline by about a half an inch and lengthen the neckband accordingly. Everything came together perfectly. The instructions are great and once cut out, the sweatshirt came together in about an hour on my serger. A very satisfying make. The pink sweatshirt fabric is from fabric.com. It's such a nice, flattering color and I was really happy with the softness and quality. I had a hard time finding a ribbing to match so I opted to just use the looped side of the french terry for the details. The blue french terry is a super soft heathered blue from http://www.moodfabrics.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=french+terry. The navy ribbing is from fabric.com. I have plans to make more of these for sure. I have some really fun sweater knit that I want to use, just need to find the right ribbing first.