Summer Linden Sweatshirt

August 1, 2016
Grainline Linden 1

Grainline Linden 2Grainline Linden 3Grainline LInden 4

I live in Canada, so making a Linden Sweatshirt in July is not only quick and fun, it’s also (sadly) practical. I’ve made 2 other versions of this top in the past and I’m sure there will be more in the future. The Linden is one of my favorite patterns.

Project: Summer Linden Sweatshirt from Grainline Studio

Fabric: Knit jacquard.

Total Cost: $30

Pattern: $20

Fabric: $8.99 for 1/2 metre

Notions: Thread, $2

Time: 1.5 hours inclusive

Fit: I made my usual size 2 for this pattern. I could probably use a Full Bust Adjustment for this shorter version, but I think it’s fine with the stretch fabric.

What to work on: Pattern placement, pattern placement, pattern placement. It wasn’t until I saw these pictures that I noticed the low flower-boob situation.

Skills/Techniques: I used my serger on the seams.




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  • Reply Gwen December 10, 2016 at 3:45 am

    Planning my own Linden, and admiring this version and your fit. Did you make any changes to the pattern? I’d like mine to be more form fitting than slouchy, with sleeves fitting closely to my (rather T-rex thin) arms. Thanks!

    • Reply Erica December 10, 2016 at 1:22 pm

      Hi Gwen!
      I went down 2 sizes for the Linden and when I make the longer version, I keep the waistband at my original size to eliminate the slouchiness. I’ve also mainly been using heavier knits with less stretch. Let me know how it goes!

  • Reply WowCarol January 10, 2017 at 6:26 am

    Hi- this whole outfit is great! I love the idea of making a short-sleeved sweatshirt. Did you make those pants as well?

    • Reply Erica January 12, 2017 at 4:41 pm

      Sadly, no, they an old pair from Club Monaco. I have been looking into a few patterns that are similar, though. I would love to have a few more pairs like that!

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