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Sheepy Linden


I made this Linden Sweatshirt last year and finally photographed it recently in Bruges.

Linden Sweatshirt in Bruges

This sweatshirt is based on one I spotted in a fashion magazine while getting my hair cut.

LF Markey Sweatshirt

I recreated it using the Linden Sweatshirt pattern. The only change I made to the pattern (version A, size 2) was creating a seam in the sleeve. The cuffs and neckband are cut from the same fabric used for the body.

Linden Sweatshirt in Bruges

The main fabric here is a ‘warm jersey’ from White Tree Fabrics. The fabric I used on the arms was purchased from ebay.

This sweatshirt is a total man-repeller, Phil hated it as soon as I finished it, and it was also commented on by men in the office. To be honest, that just makes me like it more – kind of like a dare!

Linden Sweatshirt in Bruges

This sweatshirt was a test version for last year’s #lindenswap. I was paired with Katy who made me a very stylish Linden, and in return I made her a big furry linden! Sorry Katy!

Linden Sweatshirt in Bruges

The jersey used here is actually a bit lightweight for the wooly fabric, so for Katy’s version I used a different fabric – cut from a second-hand men’s jumper I found in a charity shop.

Linden Sweatshirt in Bruges


Linden Sweatshirt in Bruges

I’m lucky enough to have finished work for Christmas so I’m off to finally watch Spectre in a minute, then back to Christmas present making.


Author: Charlotte

Sewist, crafter & blogger, based in Birmingham, England. I'm spending the year growing and gathering to create natural dyes and enhance my sewing projects. Find me at www.englishgirlathome.com

6 thoughts on “Sheepy Linden

  1. I like your version even better than the inspiration clip! Great job

  2. I really like this! Cosy arms are a must in all jumpers! Lovely colour too

  3. Love the cosy arms! And I’m all for a little man repelling. xxx

  4. Looks so warmer and cosy, and a great copy of an expensive sweatshirt! Have you seen Linda’s blog from Nicedressthanksimadeit? She’s doing a designing December – copying expensive designer clothes and I think this should be there! Here’s the link http://nicedressthanksimadeit.com/2015/12/06/designin-december-and-first-to-cross-the-finish-line/ 😀

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