Another Linden! The first make for my “perfect casual wardrobe”. With a circular twist.
The main fabric is quite an odd, not very stretchy ribbed poly cotton that I bought on Walthamstow market ages ago (more poly than cotton…). It’s super static so I keep sparking when I touch metal which is hilarious. Still love it though! The circular fabric is the cut-out from when I made the peplum skirt for this dress – I felt really frugal finding a good use for it :)
In order to add the circle, I simply cut out a whole in the pattern using the pink circular fabric piece as a guide (reducing the hole to allow for 1cm of seam allowance). Despite combining two very different fabrics – one knit and one upholstery fabric – it it worked fine. I just used a lot of pins and a walking foot when sewing. I then topstitched around the circle to keep it in place. Since the sweatshirt is so baggy, I didn’t bother using a stretch stitch when adding the circle piece – I guess I’ll see when I wash it whether that was a good idea or not!
Linden is SUCH a great pattern guys – the perfect casual garment if you ask me. I struggled (yet again) with the neckline, but this time it was because the main fabric wasn’t particularly stretchy. I ended up using some lovely organic black ribbing I had left over from another project for it instead. The black contrast fabric made a nice detail. The main fabric is a bit stretched around the neckline (as you can see in the pictures), but that’s pretty much gone after a few days of wearing it.
- Linden sweatshirt: in my stash
- Fabric: 2m fabric £5 + scraps
- Notions: £1