Of course I finished making a sweatshirt on the hottest day of the year!
Having tackled my first Linden a month ago I knew I wanted to make one in a Liberty sweatshirt fabric. As luck would have it last week Liberty's had a 30% off any fabric sale and I jumped at the chance to buy one metre of Liberty loopback fleece.
As you can see this fabric is a pricey affair even with 30% off it was £34 for one metre. I have cut out the Linden and there is still enough for some Liberty sleeves on Linden number three?! - I will get my moneys worth. The black knit ribbing is from Ray Stitch and I used about 1/4 metre for the neckband, cuff and hem-band.
Read my post here about the construction / changes I made to the pattern.
Compared to the Girl Charlee UK terry knit fabric on my first Linden the Liberty fleece has very little width-ways stretch so the sleeves are a little snug around the cuff area - nothing that needs changing just an observation.
It is at this point in my journey of making my own clothes that I wonder about purchasing an overlocker.... the seams would look so much prettier.
Overall, I am really happy with my second Linden and can see a few more in my wardrobe.
Pattern: Grainline Linden (Initial purchase price £14 as it's been used for a second time = free)
Shell Fabric: One metre of Liberty Speckled Clouds Murray A = £34.00
Gutterman Thread: Black and white from stash