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Glitter Star Print Linden Sweatshirt

May 19, 2017

Earlier in the year I went to visit a friend in London and we went to the Spring Knitting and Stitching Show at Kensington Olympia, where I treated myself to some lovely glittery stars sweatshirt fabric to make a second Grainline Linden sweatshirt.  I made my last one in September and I’ve worn it quite a lot, so I wanted a second one to add into the rotation.  This fabric has a really soft, cosy, slightly fluffy backing and feels lovely to wear.

As is frequently the case with me, the fabric I chose was the last of the bolt, so I ended up with less than 1.5m, but I reckoned I could make it work anyway.  I did, but I had to cut View B, which is the shorter length, in order to squeeze it all onto the fabric.  I was a bit disappointed that I had to do this, because I’m not a fan of really short tops, and I’m quite long bodied anyway, but it was the best I could do.

Cutting layout – a bit of a squeeze!

Rather than go with View B for the whole thing, though, I still had enough fabric to cut the long sleeves and the hem bands for View A (although I couldn’t get the back hem band on the fold, so I had to cut two pieces and have a centre back seam).

I didn’t use ribbing for the cuffs or neckband because I couldn’t find any that matched and I didn’t want a contrast colour.  It’s fine not to use ribbing, the only problem I have found is that when you don’t use ribbing for cuffs, it’s harder to roll your sleeves up when washing up or something, because the cuffs are not quite stretchy enough!  I can live with that, though.

Grainline Linden Sweatshirt

In the end, by adding the hem band to View B, the length is not noticeably shorter than View A, and I’m happy with it.  It curves upwards slightly, but it doesn’t seem obvious when I’m wearing it.

Photo taken during Me Mad May 2017, worn here with the Grainline Moss skirt

What a great pattern – I really do like Grainline Studios designs!

  1. Lynsey permalink
    May 19, 2017 10:15 am

    It looks fab, love the fabric and it looks perfect length 👌

    • tabathatweedie permalink*
      May 19, 2017 10:38 am

      Thanks Lynsey! It’s very cosy 🙂

  2. May 20, 2017 9:46 am

    That star print is fab. Makes a lovely jumper. I’m in love with my Lindens at the moment. enjoy wearing yours.

    • tabathatweedie permalink*
      May 20, 2017 10:05 am

      They are great aren’t they!

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