I've had this tiny piece vintage plaid double-knit fabric for ages and could never figure out what to do with it. It has probably been in my stash for over 5 years. But let's not start talking about my ridiculous fabric stash. :) Then a few months ago I bought a whole load of this blue knit and somehow the idea just popped into my head that I should make a Linden sweatshirt using these two fabrics.
I had just enough of the plaid to cut the front piece of View B. There's more plaid fabric left but it wasn't long enough for the back piece. I've made three Linden sweatshirts before, all View A. One was for the swap I did with Kelli of True Bias, one to practice for the swap and the third was a soft red with a kangaroo pocket. I wear my sweatshirts all the time and kinda want to add more kangaroo pockets to my clothes. They're such a handy kind of pocket. Mainly because you can access them while sitting down. (sory
The only thing I don't totally love about this sweatshirt is the blue fabric. It's kind of (well, very) cheap and the topstitching on the hems turned out kind of wonky. I'm too lazy to fix it right now, especially because it's a casual wear garment. I don't feel like it needs to be perfect.
This is a super easy pattern to put together and I didn't make any adjustments to the pattern. I'm hoping that I'll be able to get a lot of use out of the sweatshirt before the weather gets too hot. If you've been contemplating getting this pattern but are worried that it's too basic and you won't get enough use out of it then you should check out my post about 8 ways to hack a linden. You can have a lot of fun with this pattern. Plus it's super easy and comfortable to wear. I've been wearing one almost everyday for the last week. Happy Sewing!