Duplicating an old favourite
This time last year I was blogging a Linden Sweatshirt made from Liberty of London Linford Fleece. That jumper has been the most worn item of clothing that I’ve made… and probably one of the most complimented too!
When The Fabric Store announced it was stocking Liberty Sweatshirting excitement levels at Blogless Anna headquarters were high, and it was only a matter of days until I was in-store purchasing some fleece. I know it’s not cheap, but if you do the cost per wear calculation, it makes it a little less scary. There are always ways to justify fabric purchases!
Liberty Sweatshirting comes in two weights… the lighter Murray Loopback and the warmer Linford Fleece which has a slightly fluffy wrong side. As I feel the cold, I selected a print from the Linford Fleece range. I think it’s safe to say that I will be ‘brightening’ up lots of cold grey Melbourne days!
The pattern is my TNT Linden Sweatshirt sans the bottom band. For this version, I add 3 inches to the length of the front and back pieces, and secured the one inch bottom hem with a twin needle.
Liberty fleece is 100% cotton and has minimal stretch, and the Linden Sweatshirt is drafted for fabric with a minimum of 20% stretch. I therefore added 1.5″ (4cm) to the length of the neckband and 1″ (2.5cm) to the cuffs. Please note, I trace and cut my patterns in full, as opposed to on the fold, so you might need to adjust these amount depending on your cutting preference.
The verdict… I may never take this off!
Pattern: Grainline’s Linden Sweatshirt (pdf & paper)
Fabric: Liberty Linford Fleece – Kindle from The Fabric Store (purchased in Melbourne, but available online)
Alterations: Shortened the sleeves by a total of 2″ (5 cm). Added length 1.5″ (4cm) to the neckband and 1″ (2.5cm) to the cuffs to account for the lack of stretch in the fleece. Left off the hem band. Added 3″ to the length of the front and back pieces and secured the one inch bottom hem with a twin needle.
Accessories: Japanese scarf from Scarlet Jones and boots from Florsheim.
Location: Eastern Suburbs, Melbourne