Linden Sweatshirt

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Floral Linden Sweatshirt

It was surprising how many large scraps I had when I organized my stash a couple weeks ago. There have been times when I’ve loved a fabric so much I’ve bought 4-5 meters of it with the intention of making multiple projects. I’ve stopped doing this because, in reality, I want to move on once I complete something and don’t necessarily feel excited to sew the same fabric again. In this case, I bought a bunch of this floral bullet knit because I LOVE all these colours so much, and I used it previously for my Sewaholic Davie Dress, Once I finished my dress I put the extra fabric away and forgot all about it! Well, it has now been uncovered and documented, and I actually still have 1 meter left after this sweatshirt…maybe a simple skirt? We will see!

Linden Sweatshirt
Helen's Closet Davie Dress by Sewaholic Patterns

I decided to use this fabric for a simple Grainline Linden sweatshirt. I have made the Linden in the past, but it was from a very thick knit with little stretch, so this one actually turned out quite differently! I opted for a solid black sleeve to emphasize the raglan design and chose black bamboo ribbing for the neck, cuffs, and hem band. I love the look of this fabric combo, there are lots of different textures happening here.

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The Linden is very comfortable and great to throw on under a casual jacket. The floral print is a pretty and vibrant addition to an otherwise casual and simple outfit.

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Linden Sweatshirt

As a side note (or sewing fail), during the course of this project, I managed to sew my neckband on backward three times…I’m not kidding. I just kept ripping it out and sewing it on with the seam in the front, every, single, time. Eventually, I got it right, but the neck is a little tortured because of it, Thankfully, this knit is pretty stable and forgiving, so I got away with it.

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If you’re looking for a quick sew that will get worn way more than you might think, look no further than the Linden!


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Helen Wilkinson is the designer and founder of Helen's Closet Patterns. She also co-hosts the Love to Sew Podcast! Helen is obsessed with all things sewing and strives to share her passion and knowledge with the sewing community.

6 Comments on “Floral Linden Sweatshirt”

  1. The texture in your fabric that I could see in that closeup of your neckband (I was so impressed you had the patience to unpick 3 times!) was beautiful! So nice to have a sweat shirt tee that has some pizzazz – usually they are unnecessarily boring!

  2. I really like this. I’ve been eyeballing this pattern for awhile but wasn’t so sure if I needed it. I’m thinking yes! And good job on the neckline, you sound like me haha

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