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A Linden question

Actually, I have more than one question.  How many Linden tops have you sewn?  How many have I sewn?  Will I keep sewing this pattern indefinitely?

Grainline Linden top

The Grainline Linden Sweatshirt pattern has been around for what feels like years now. I first blogged about it back in 2015.  I have found four versions of it on my blog – this is number five.  And I reckon that I’ll continue to come back to it.

Grainline Linden top

I’ve sewn this in fabrics of different weights, but prefer the ones that are more long sleeved tee than sweatshirt. This one is in a knit remnant from Super Cheap Fabrics – I just couldn’t resist those colours and the abstract print!

Grainline Linden top

It’s easy fit and easy sew. The neckline is is a great depth, and finishing the sleeves and hemline with bands is always something I like to do. From the pattern website: The Linden Sweatshirt gives a modern update to the classic sweatshirt. Featuring a relaxed fit, raglan sleeves, and a graceful slightly scooped neckline, this sweatshirt is perfect for fall layering. View A features long sleeves with cuffs and falls to the mid hip with a lower ribbing band while View B hits at the high hip and has short sleeves. You can also mix and match sleeve and body lengths to create multiple versions of this sweatshirt. Techniques involved include sewing with knits, straight seams, and attaching ribbing.


As you can see, I sewed the long sleeved version with the longer body, and used self-fabric rather than ribbing as bands.  It still worked just fine in this knit, but I might do differently if I was sewing it in something of a sweater knit weight.  Assembly was all on the overlocker, with the machine only used to secure the seam allowance of the neckband.

Grainline Linden top

Definitely a great pattern to have in your collection.

5 thoughts on “A Linden question

  1. I have broad shoulders and find that I don’t like the looks of a raglan sleeve on me. I wonder if that’s a common sense among others of my same build. I’ve made plenty of Grainline tops with set-in sleeves and love them, and love your raglan tips in you. Go figure.

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