Grey marl Linden v.4

SAM_7147Before I bought the Linden pattern, I did not own one sweatshirt. But now that I’ve made three (one being a dud), I don’t know how I survived without this wardrobe staple. I wear my bicycle print Linden most weekends and was most put out that I couldn’t take it on a recent holiday as it was in the laundry.

SAM_7149Isn’t this grey marl the most delicious fabric? I’ve been on the lookout for quality loopback jersey for another Linden and found this gorgeous stuff on Goldhawk Road. I then found the perfect ribbing to match from The Man Outside Sainsburys. It’s hard finding the right shade so I was made up.

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The main changes I made were to the neckband and cuffs. To make the neckline slightly wider, I added 1cm to the width and used a 1cm seam allowance. I also took off 1cm from the cuff ribbing and sewed a 1cm seam allowance. Having sewn Lindens a few times now, I think I will reduce the seam allowance to 1cm on my pattern to reduce bulk and overlock all seams before sewing on the machine. I like to sew on my machine for more control.

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I hand sewed some Liberty bias binding to the back. No more putting on clothes back to front! It’s the small details like this that make hand made garments so special.

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This is my favourite Linden to date and fulfils the brief I set myself after Me Made May to sew more solids. I can see this being in heavy rotation. I’ve also got enough to make another Linden as the fabric was extra wide. Not bad going to get 2 sweatshirts out of 1.5 metres of fabric.

 

 

 

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8 Responses to Grey marl Linden v.4

  1. Mirce75 says:

    It’s lovely – very classy

  2. Lovely sweatshirt, a classic. Good idea to mark the back with bias.

  3. So delicious! I really like the splash of Liberty at the back neckline. I made a Linden yesterday and used self-fabric for the neck band. It didn’t seem quite big enough to fit the neck hole and now looks a little puckered. Did yours fit as drafted?

    • I think you might get puckering when using self fabric for the neckline if it isn’t stretchy enough. Try pressing out the puckers. I made a blue Linden using self fabric for the neckband and there was a little puckering but it pressed out ok.

  4. Lynsey Welch says:

    Fab sweatshirt, I could with some more solids in my wardrobe and the Linden looks perfect.

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