Sew & Tell | Andreia

Grainline Studio | Linden Sweatshirt I’m in love with the fabric Andreia chose to make this Linden Sweatshirt. It’s the perfect pop of color to have for a rainy spring day. Wishing it was mine!

Name Andreia

Where can we find you online? In a manner of sewing 

Link to your post about this project @andsalgueiro

Which pattern did you use? Linden Sweatshirt

AnreiaLinden2 What type of fabric or other materials did you use? French terry from my local shop.

Tell us about your project! I have a very special love for the Linden. It was the very first PDF pattern I bought as I was starting to sew for myself. It worked as a confidence booster and made me take the plunge into other patterns, simply because I realized I could sew something simple but still with great results.

It´s the perfect "serger only" project and by now it just takes me around 15 minutes to sew one up. I always have it in hand in my tried´n true "Wall of Fame".

Even though it´s quite simple construction wise, I´ve learned a lot about knits just by sewing it and also the perfect way to attach bands, whether neck or cuff ones.

This is my sixth Linden and I´m only missing one to cover the whole week, ha! The size is a 0 with no alterations: the fit results in a very comfortable sweater, sitting just at hip line and with enough ease to overlay with other pieces.

It´s all about the fabric here: the french terry has a beautiful floral print that reminds an aquarelle painting and makes it something more than a regular sweatshirt. Not that there´s anything wrong with that, a good old plain grey version was my first and still essential on my wardrobe. It´s just my "hmm don´t know what to wear tomorrow" piece one can whip up in no time!

Andreia Linden3