A comfy, cosy Grainline Studio Linden sweatshirt

Linden

Autumn has arrived!  And so have the warm comfy clothes thankfully 🙂

I have been excited to stitch up this sweater ever since I bought the fabric on my spending spree at The Handmade Fair on 19th September.  It is a super soft quilt effect jersey from Fabric Godmother.  I had already spied the pattern for this some time before – so immediately rushed to buy the PDF pattern from Grainline Studio.

This was my second PDF pattern ever used, and have to say – I am a convert!  I used to think that I would never veer away from paper patterns. But it was just so easy to print, sellotape together and chop up.  I usually tend to trace all of my paper patterns, so I can keep them in perfect condition for using in the future.  But this didn’t matter with the PDF!  I have it saved on my Google Drive too – so I can access again whenever I want to.  I will absolutely be using PDF patterns much more in the future!

And talking about first times, this was my first ever Grainline Studio pattern.  And I have to say what a beaut it was to sew up!  The design of the pattern itself is very simple, and so I would definitely recommend for those relatively new to sewing.

I’m beginning to get more confident with sewing jersey too.  I have also made a Tilly & The Buttons Agnes top which is waiting to be blogged – I just need to find a skirt to match it first.

I used the overlocker for a lot of the stitching – but by no means do you need an overlocker for this pattern.  You can just as easily use a regular sewing machine with a zig zag or stretch stitch. I did also make use of a walking foot too, which seemed to help.

The ribbing (from Backstitch) was a dream to sew on – and I always love how it perfectly finishes a garment, and comes out looking really professional.  This was my second outing with ribbing – I first used this on my quilted Liberty print Rigel bomber.

And with the design of this sweatshirt being so simple, it was easy to knock it up in just a couple of hours.  Magic!

I will definitely be making some more Linden sweatshirts for the Autumn and Winter.  And I can’t wait to try the short sleeved version too.

Hope you all like this – and stay warm people!

xxx

Pattern: Linden by Grainline Studio

Fabric: Quilt effect jersey from Fabric Godmother & ribbing from Backstitch

Linden

Linden

Linden

Linden

3 Comments

  1. by Susie on October 20, 2015  10:19 am Reply

    Oh it's gorgeous!! The fabric is so nice, such a good colour too! I love PDF patterns! I use a prit stick to join mine together now which I find easier than tape!

  2. by EmMakesandBakes on June 20, 2016  9:00 pm Reply

    This fabric is gorgeous, I also purchased this at the Handmade Fair, but used mine to make a Tilly and the Buttons Coco!

    • by Gingerthread Girl on June 21, 2016  11:48 am Reply

      Oh really?! Such nice fabric. And this jumper was a lovely 'quick sew'! Are you going to the Handmade Fair this year? I'm going on the Saturday :) xxx

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