It’s not that often that I make a pattern multiple times but this Linden will be my fifth!
When our new loopback modal jerseys arrived in the shop, I couldn’t resist how soft and silky they felt and wanted to make something that was comfy and easy to wear every day while I’m chasing around after baby Sophia.
I choose the baby pink and sky blue colours to make a contrast sleeve version but the navy and mustard or pink and maroon also look lovely together.
Of all the versions of this easy sweatshirt pattern I’ve made before, this is the first time I made the sleeves full length and added the cuff on. I made a size 4 and this was the length it came out as, and it is a bit long for me really.
But I don’t mind, I usually push my sleeves up anyway and I think it adds to the slouchy relaxed look of the top.
I left off the hem cuff and just hemmed it with a twin needle (you can see how easy it is to set up a twin needle in this video) so it has more of a cropped loser feel at the waist but that’s what I wanted and I always were a vest under tops like this anyway.
It really does feel so lovely to wear and the fabric has got such a nice drape and movement to it.
I also wanted to let you know about washing this fabric as modal needs to be treated a little more delicately that some other fabrics. It’s not often that suppliers give us washing instructions but this one came with a 30 degree recommendation. I did pre-wash mine at 30 degrees on a more gentle spin cycle that I normally use (800) and it did shrink by about 3cm and that was on a piece that was 60cm and 70cm. Having said that, when I washed it for the first time after wearing it, the top got caught up in the mountain of all the other washing I had an was washed at 40 degrees on a 1200 spin. Thankfully it was absolutly fine but needed a good iron!
We sold out so quickly of these gorgeous fabrics last time but have just managed to get more in stock - yay!