Bonnie made this classic raglan-sleeve sweatshirt using a woven plaid flannel cut on the bias. Paired with some bamboo rib-knit cuffs and binding, it’s the perfect marriage of sweatshirt and lumberjack button-up!
Pattern: Grainline Studio’s Linden Sweatshirt
Pattern Sizing: This pattern comes in sizes 0-18. Bonnie made this version in a size 8.
Pattern Description: “The Linden Sweatshirt gives a modern update to the classic sweatshirt. Featuring a relaxed fit, raglan sleeves, and a graceful slightly scooped neckline, this sweatshirt is perfect for fall layering.”
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes!
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes. Because the instructions are for a knit, they call for 1/4″ seam allowances. Bonnies used a slightly larger seam allowance with the woven fabric.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? The Grainline Linden is really a very simple pattern, even when using a woven fabric instead of a knit. She also like that it had some slight shaping–the cut wasn’t too full.
Fabric Used: Robert Kaufman Mammoth Flannel in Adventure. Bonnie used an extra 1/2 yard of fabric to cut the pieces on the bias and to allow for pattern matching. She made the cuffs and bindings (neck and bottom) in a navy blue bamboo/cotton rib knit.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: Bonnie added 2″ to the hem so it was a slightly longer in the torso.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes, definitely! Bonnie would sew it in a knit or a woven again.
Conclusion: The Grainline Linden Sweatshirt is a great basic pattern with lots of options for customization. The fabric is very easy to work with and the finished look is cute and contemporary!