I haven’t made a Linden sweatshirt in years. To be fair I’ve made TONS of them, so the need hasn’t really been there. I have so many in all different fabrics and weights, so my bases are mostly covered. But recently I noticed that Robert Kaufman has some new knits. One is a french terry and the other is a french terry fleece–so the fabric you’d expect in a sweatshirt, and the colors are pretty good!
The Spruce and Sienna colors called out to me first, so I got some of each. Both colors are stunning in real life, and I’m excited to put the Spruce to use in something else. But first, the Sienna.
If you are new to garment sewing and/or new to sewing with knits, the Grainline Linden Sweatshirt is such a perfect place to start. The construction is fairly straight forward, and you don’t have to worry too much about the fit as sweatshirts are on the more forgiving side.
I have the Linden dialed in pretty well for me since I’ve made so many. The only modification I make is to shorten the sleeves just an inch or so, which is a consistent modification for me.
To cap it all off, I finally got around to making a pair of sweatpants to match. I used the True Bias Hudson Pant, which I also have squared away after having made a few pairs of them as well. Mainly I adjust the pockets to be more inseam and discrete, which is just a personal preference. Yay for comfy clothes!
Fabric: Trainers French Terry by Robert Kaufman in Sienna