Floral Linden Hack

Woven Linden FrontEven though the temps are steadily rising, I am slowly entering fall/winter prep mode for my upcoming fall classes. The first pattern for consideration is the Linden from Grainline StudioWoven Linden Left

I love wearing over-sized sweaters in the cooler months, and I enjoy a simple pattern that is easy to hack. The Linden falls into both categories perfectly! For this version, I decided to create a high-low hemline, and I used a floral print bark cloth for the front pattern piece.Woven Linden BackThe bark cloth is from Ella Blue’s Outback Wife, and I love it!! I washed it a couple of times, and it softened quite a bit. It holds pleats really well, so it’s ideal for any pattern that needs a bit of structure, but requires movement. The rest of the sweatshirt is a soft modal knit that I also found at Urban Spools. There were other colors, but I was smitten with this floral print at first sight, and this was the best pairing.

Woven LindenIn spite of my modifications, this was a fairly quick sew. The pattern pieces lined up well, and I also appreciated that the sleeves aren’t cut on the fold. I made a size 4 and omitted the sleeve cuffs. As with all Grainline Studio patterns, the instructions are illustrated and concise, but Jen provides lots of tips for beginners. The one thing I was disappointed about is the 1/4″ seam allowances; I personally prefer to have at least 3/8″ seam allowances.Woven Linden RightSo, do you like to alter patterns, or do you prefer to have pattern pieces already drafted for you? Any other “must have” patterns I need to consider for fall/winter?

2 thoughts on “Floral Linden Hack

    • Jess says:

      Thanks! I got the Alder and Archer, and I’m hoping to muslin them over the next couple of weeks. So many patterns, but oh so little time! 🙂

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