A review of Linden Sweatshirt
It was my first time sewing with a Grainline Studio Pattern, and I think it’s definitely a classic. The instructions are easy to follow, clear, and the garment sews up super quickly. There are lots of fun ways to color coordinate, or to experiment with different fabric choices. I would compare it to a blank canvas – it really allows you to be creative because the pattern is so simple and versatile. You can make the cuffs, waistband, sleeves, body and neckband all different colors. With both a long sleeved and cropped version, it’s also great for both warm and colder months. Another great thing is that purchasing fabric is relatively inexpensive. Although I am a smaller size (I cut between a size 0 and 2), I used 0.6m for my cropped short sleeve Linden, and just over 1m for my long sleeved version! You can definitely afford to splurge a little on a nice cosy fabric without breaking the bank. The only thing I would make note of for beginners – attaching a neckband can be a little tricky. I’ve done this several times now, so I had no issues with the instructions – but if it was my first time, a little YouTube tutorial might make you feel more comfortable.
For more details, check out my blog post here: http://floralandflannel.weebly.com/blog/festive-update-all-the-lindens
For a tutorial on how I lined my sequin version, click here: http://floralandflannel.weebly.com/blog/sparkly-linden-tutorial