A Second Linden

A Second Linden

I made my first Linden last Summer, wore the shit out of it, but never took photos. Maybe someday soon.  I love it so much, partially because of the pattern and partially because I used this adorable black and white heart print sweater knit to make it. It's very well loved, so I decided to make another one.  

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This sweatshirt fits solidly into the basics category. K think most garments sewers go through some fairly common stages. First, you buy all the novelty print quilting cottons you can get your hands on and make a bunch of fit and flare dresses.  Eventually, you graduate to garment fabrics and make things that look a little less homemade. And then there comes a time when you start making basic loungewear. Could I buy a basic sweatshirt? Sure. But k get some joy in making the basics now. My most used patterns at this point are Grainline Scout and Grainline Archer, so basics are definitely where I'm headed now. Of course, I'm still a sucker for a print.  I have some pink floral that will be my next Linden. 

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found this fabric at Joann on Black Friday. It's a navy jersey with threads of all different colors weaved in. I call it my Morgellon's sweatshirt, for those out there who love hearing about crazy disorders. The only change I made for this was to lengthen it a little, and make the neckline a bit more open. I wanted it to cover my bum if I wanted. This fabric has a lot less stretch than my last one, so it's a bit slimmer, but I like that. 

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Unfortunately, the threads make this a bit itchy. Not terrible, but it's not the comfy laying around sweatshirt I had planned. It's still a cute addition to my wardrobe! 

Pattern: Grainline Linden
Fabric: jersey from Joann

And here's your outtake, since it shows the fabric off the best.  

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