Before we take another look at one of my all-time favorite patterns (shameless Grainline fangirl here), I just wanted to let y’all know that I have more great tips over on the Sew the Show blog today! Several of you have expressed interest in seeing how I do a forward sloping shoulder adjustment, which is one of my typical adjustments. Well, I did a photo tutorial walking you through the whole process! Find it here.
And now back to our regularly scheduled programming 🙂
The Linden Sweatshirt by Grainline Studios was almost immediately one of my favorite patterns and that hasn’t changed. I did a full review of the Linden here, so I won’t go into all those details again.
Linden is simple and straightforward. It goes together quickly and easily and has a great, comfortable fit. It’s pretty much everything I want for a casual cool-weather pattern. It’s also one of those patterns that is a great palate cleanser for me. If I’m feeling overwhelmed or uninspired and I need a jump start for my sewjo, I know that I can cut and sew a Linden in one evening. Having a brand new handmade top to wear in the morning is a great way to spark inspiration!
I actually found this gray quilted knit at Joann’s of all places. I’ve always been a bit of a Debbie Downer when it comes to Joann’s, but I have to say that I have seen a marked improvement in their quality the last few times I was in there to pick up notions. I still think their fabric is drastically overpriced (when it’s expected that you don’t buy anything without a 40% or 50% off coupon and Simplicity pattern are on a “permanent” 40% markdown, that’s a clue to me that stuff is overpriced), so don’t expect to see mountains of Joann’s fabric popping up on this blog, but it is nice to know that if I need something on short notice, the quality will be there.
There’s nothing particularly remarkable about this sweatshirt, except for how comfy it is! Particularly as the weather is cooling down, it’s nice to have a few cozy sweatshirts I can reach for. I expect this one will see lots of wear come winter!