The Linden sweatshirt is one of the most addictive patterns I've come across recently. I've already made three and when you're making the same thing over and over it's fun to change it up a little bit and play around. (See yesterday's post! :) I've seen a lot of great sweatshirts around the web recently so I thought it would be fun to create a list of ideas for how you can DIY your own sweatshirt and make it all your own.
1. Panel Print This is a great way to showcase a special piece of fabric. Simply cut the front raglan panel from an alternate fabric or layer a sheer on top of the main body fabric. Felted Fox has a great DIY version with African wax fabrics. I also love this RTW leather version. Photo source.
2. Jewels & Studs Adhere jewels or studs to the raglan seamlines, shoulders, neckline or anywhere your heart desires. Photo source.
3. Colorblocked Sleeves You can make the sleeves a different fabric or color (or just use the wrong side of the fabric). Or, I've seen a few RTW sweatshirts that do a color blocked sleeve with a second fabric from the neck to just past the shoulder. This would look great with the shoulder pieces in a faux leather fabric. Photo source.
5. Applique Use an iron on appliqué or fabric paint to make a customized statement piece. Photo source.
6. Pocket Cut out a kangaroo pocket and topstitch to your sweatshirt like I did here.
7. Quilted Use a quilted fabric or make your own (learn how here from See Kate Sew). I'd love to have a sweatshirt with a quilted body and plain sleeves. This would be a great way to jazz up a solid color sweatshirt fleece. Photo source.
You can use a lot of these hacks for RTW sweatshirts as well as ones that you make yourself. I hope that you enjoy this list and are inspired to do some DIY with your loungewear.