I haven’t sewn a knit project in a long time (2015) but I’ve been on a roll with the Grainline Studio patterns, so decided to try their Linden Sweatshirt.

This was done in a poly/cotton French terry from Fabric.com so it’s a little drapier than a traditional sweatshirt fleece, but it sewed up OK and there’s that Grainline Studio fit that I love (their patterns fit me like J. Crew). I lengthened the body by an inch and did my best at stripe matching. That’s kind of give or take over a raglan seam but check out how the sleeves match the body!

I’m calling this one a test because I got some plain white organic cotton fleece in the same order and I’m going to try shibori dyeing it andĀ thenĀ making a sweatshirt. Then my transformation into a hippie who makes her own deodorant and wears tie-dye will be COMPLETE.