Another Liberty Linden

IMG_1336 (2)Most people who have made the Linden sweatshirt from Grainline Studio absolutely love it and I have to admit I am one of those people. You may remember from my previous version that I had a little trouble picking a size but I’m glad I took the time to do this then as this pattern has become a fave wardrobe staple and I was able to sew this up in a couple of hours.

I made this version back in November and I used Liberty sweatshirt fabric again. It is just so nice to sew with! This time I got the fabric from the newIMG_1283 Liberty man in the Rag Market in Birmingham for £15 a metre (it’s normally the best part of £50 per metre so this was a steal!). I was on a budget that day and a bit stressed after a hotel nightmare and I only bought 1 metre as I was a bit conscious that there are quite a lot of yellowy tones in the print, which I find difficult to wear as I’m very pale and blonde. Because of this I knew I would need to colour block this to really make the most of the limited fabric and make it a wearable piece so I settled on navy for the sleeves and neck band. I picked the navy sweatshirt up from Backstitch and got just 1 metre of this too – 2 metres in total is more than enough to make the long sleeved view!

I made no adjustments to the pattern and stitched it up exactly as I had before, but this time I omitted the band at the bottom hem so that the sweatshirt had a slightly different shape. This has had pretty heavy rotation in my wardrobe – I love the autumnal colours but I think it’ll be wearable year round.



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