grainline linden sweatshirt
two blog posts within a week is super unusual for me but i just couldn’t wait to share this with you!
i think everyone has made one of these now, it’s the grainline linden sweatshirt.
i made this sweatshirt out of 1 metre (!!!!!) of fabric that was 60inches wide. it’s a loop back sweatshirt fabric and it came from leicester market when i went last year with a few sewing pals. sandy (@sandysimcox on instagram) asked for two metres to make some trousers with, but the man misheard and cut a metre. he then gave me said metre for free, so yay free fabric!
i wasn’t sure whether i would be able get the jumper out of such a small amount of fabric when the pattern calls for 1.5m so i was quite a bit short. however the width of the fabric allowed me to do some fancy cutting to squeeze it out. the only thing i had to sacrifice was having my back waistband in two pieces. a small sacrifice i think you will agree!
the jumper sewed up really easily; it’s a raglan style sweater with a neckband. you can use ribbing for the neckband and cuffs, but as i didn’t have any in my stash i just used the same fabric all over.
it’s an oversized loose garment, so when i picked my sizing i took into account the finished measurements listed.
my measurements are 36-32-43, so i graded between sizes and made 8-12-12. i’m glad that i made the smaller neckline as it sits nicely. if i was to make it again i would use the same size, but shorten the sleeves because they’re quite long.
it’s so cosy and nice, i want to wear it all the time and just have naps!
when i showed james the finished jumper he said how much he liked it and that i “should be very proud of it”. very high praise indeed!
so there you go, one of MANY. i hope that next year another linden swap will run because i can’t wait to take part!
see you soon with another grainline make.