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Linden Sweatshirt by Grainline Studio

I have been thinking about getting my winter sewing list started for ages! I finally did it! I ordered this Linden Sweatshirt and the Ninot Jacket patterns from Indie Stitches about a month ago. After a trip to Melbourne for some fabric shopping with my good friend Rach, I had the perfect fabric, a thickish merino jersey from The Fabric Store.


I imagined that it would be super warm but not overly thick, I was fairly right. It’s probably not as warm as I’d hoped, but still warm enough. I can wear it with a long sleeved top underneath on most days. This weekend though, I had to wear a big coat over the top to stay warm. It’s been freezing!

I’m sure you can tell that it’s cold in the photos but it’s also raining and quite windy. From a photography point of view, it’s a terrible day for photos! I think this weather is here for a while! Sylvie loved playing in it though, ha!

For those that aren’t familiar with Melbourne, or Australia, these photos were taken at Brighton Beach in Melbourne. I guess they are on the tourist map, especially in summer! We had the beach to ourselves and I can see why!


The actual make was super quick and straightforward. I actually made it in a daytime sleep, a longer sleep (2.5hr) but still. My last make was the Bruyere Shirt and I really enjoyed it being a more complex make but I loved being back to quick and easy!

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The only thing I would change would be the sizing. I was between sizes and decided to go up. It was a mistake, it’s a bit too big. I have learnt now to go up a size if you’re making with wovens and down if using jersey. I’ll have to make another 😉

Having said that though, this Linden has gotten heaps of wear! It’s super comfortable, great for lounging around but also nice enough to wear out and about.

Overall, I love the pattern it’s basic and very wearable.


Deanna xoxo

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