Despite posting about my #2018makenine goals a few days ago, I actually went ahead and made something off the list: the Linden Sweatshirt by Grainline Studio that everyone’s in love with… and for good reason! It’s so comfortable and it’s a forgiving knit too, if you’re a beginner who’s interested in sewing a top. I used a French terry that I purchased from Prairie Love Knits but it’s no longer available.
I made a size 6 without any alterations. I think for my next one, I’ll grade the sleeves and the neck down to a size 4. The size 6 is a very relaxed fit for me, but I want to see if grading the top half down to a 4 will still be as comfortable while being slightly more fitted.
I thought about retaking the photo from the back so that the sweatshirt doesn’t ride up on one side, but hey, that’s what happens when you wear clothes.
This fabric is not my usual style but that’s why I like it so much. It’s nice to make things that are a bit outside of your box!
A thing I need to work on: getting my DSLR on my tripod to take a photo of me in focus! I set it on timer but then it focuses on whatever is in the background, so when I step in front of the camera I go a bit blurry. Insert thinking emoji.
Overall, I’m sad it took me this long to try the pattern, and I’m also sad that I don’t have other sweatshirt fabric ready to go at home! I’ve been living in this since I made it.