I bought the PDF pattern during Grainline’s Black Friday sale. I was hesitant at first because I already had the Paxson Sweatshirt from Seamwork… but we all know how that turned out. 😦 Womp womp. I heard so many great things about the Linden that I finally caved and oh boy am I glad I did.
I made a size 8 on top, grading to a 10 at the waist and hips. The only change I made was trading the normal hem band for a split band. I used the tutorial from Grainline’s website, found here. It was super easy and I think all of my long Lindens will have the split hem from here on out. My hips/badunk don’t play well with a straight hem band and shirts with those usually ride up on me. The split band ensures it stays in place as it allows more space for my hips.
All of the fabric I used came from GirlCharlee.com. You may recognize the floral print from one of my many Monetas. I was hoping I’d have enough scraps left over to make the sleeves and accents out of it, but alas, I did not. So I was able to eek out the front piece and accents. I think it came out pretty well considering it’s a little random! The grey fabric is a French Terry that I originally wanted to make a sweater dress from, but it’s too drapey and clingy for that. I think it worked perfectly as part of this top!
I will be making the Linden again for sure. Next time, I’m planning on using more of that grey French Terry for the short-sleeved cropped version. I’ve been doing lots of Yoga With Adriene lately (thanks, Abigail, for posting about it!) and I think a short Linden top would be perfect for my at-home workouts!
This is one of the most comfortable tops I own. I’m glad I have another me-made long-sleeved top for winter! It was also a super-quick sew. It only took a short afternoon to start and finish, so it’s a great instant-gratification piece.
Have you tried the Linden yet?
P.S. I wanted to thank those on all social media platforms that extended their sympathies after my sad news. These pictures were taken right after the incident so it was difficult “getting into character” and doing my usual silly poses.
My last surviving chickie, Caroline, was re-homed this morning. She is far on the other side of town and will be a part of a large flock along with other fun farm animals. We were sent a picture of her meeting her new roommates (and new boyfriend – look at that handsome roo!).
I think she will be very happy being around her own kind. She’s definitely a fighter as she’s survived a health scare 2 years ago and witnessed 2 sisters being attacked by the @$$hole bobcat. Here’s hoping the rest of her days are full of health and happiness… And many eggs for her new mom and dad! 🙂 ❤