A Cosy Mustard Yellow Linden Sweatshirt


Over the weekend I treated myself to this quick sew project – which I’ve been meaning to make for about a month!

The pattern is a Grainline Studio Linden Sweatshirt. I made one of these last autumn, and I’ve worn it so much it’s kind of turned all bobbly. So it was high time for me to make another. I love this pattern – it’s perfect for a quick project. This one took me a couple of hours to make.

This sweatshirt fabric is absolutely stunning, and I loved working with it. The mustard yellow colour is incredible, and I love the tiny flecks of other colours too! I bought this fabric from Guthrie & Ghani using a discount voucher I had in my goody bag from the Sewing Weekender. And the inside of this fabric is so comfy – so so soft!

I stitched it up entirely on my overlocker, which worked fantastically well. And a first for me was having a go cutting out pattern pieces with pattern weights and a rotary cutter. I honestly didn’t think I’d like this method, but turns out it gave such a perfect cut… and I’m a convert!

The neckline is the trickiest part of this pattern. It kind of feels wrong stretching it out as you sew it in. And I guess the neckline is a bit on the large side, but I’m ok with that.

I made this jumper 2 sizes larger than the last one I made, so that I can fit my baby bump in for a while longer, going into the Winter… here’s hoping.

I have some more fabric in the wings waiting to be made into another sweatshirt, which I think I’ll do soon, while I’m in ‘Linden mode’! So watch this space 🙂

Pattern: Grainline Studio, Linden Sweatshirt

Fabric: Mustard yellow sweatshirt, Guthrie & Ghani

Size made: 8

Alterations: None



  1. by Sarah Smith on October 26, 2016  7:54 am Reply

    The colour works really well! Will keep your baby bump cosy! I'm waiting on the pattern arriving; looking forward to diving in to it!

    • by Gingerthread Girl on October 26, 2016  11:58 am Reply

      Thanks so much Sarah! It definitely is cosy - perfect for the chilly Autumn weather! Enjoy making it when you receive the pattern x

  2. by Shauni S on October 26, 2016  1:52 pm Reply

    I love the fabric and colour - it really suits you!
    Been meaning to sew a Linden up but got distracted by the Named Talvikki Sweater - will have to give one a go soon :)

  3. by Fredi on October 26, 2016  8:24 pm Reply

    I reeeaally like the colour! Such a cool look :)

    • by Gingerthread Girl on October 26, 2016  9:59 pm Reply

      Awww thank you so much! I love this colour too! xxx

  4. by Lia on November 3, 2016  5:17 pm Reply

    I LOVE IT. I love the flecks. I love the cozy factor. So it's cool if I come steal this off your body, right?

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