Done and Done: The Mint Kitty Cat Linden

Over the past weeks, I’ve been waxing poetic about the Linden Sweatshirt by Grainline Studio.  This next top has nothing to do with my fall capsule, but I love it so much any way. 
 In the winter, I made the cutest maternity top with these adorable mint kitties. I kept the scraps because that’s what you do with fabric this cute. When I discovered how little fabric was necessary for a Linden Sweatshirt, I got really excited and immediately ran to my scrap bag. I had exactly enough to cut a shirt front (but no back) from the mangiest piece of fabric (not a straight edge in sight. I totally had to eyeball the grain).… Read More Done and Done: The Mint Kitty Cat Linden

Done and Done: The Bicycle Linden

A while ago, I wrote a review of Grainline Studio’s Linden Sweatshirt (obviously, it was glowing since I’ve made five in total so far). Last week, I wrote about the tester I made and immediately fell in love with. Today, I’m telling you all about Linden #2: the bicycle top.

I bought the grey bicycle print fabric while on vacation in Germany last year. I’m fairly certain it came from this shop in Wuerzburg, but I’m going by memory and google maps, so I could be wrong. At the time, I was having a really, really hard time finding quality knits in Ottawa and could only ever find solids at that, which basically meant that I bought any and all jersey prints I came across that summer.… Read More Done and Done: The Bicycle Linden

Done and Done: The first Linden

I love Linden! As you saw in my post last week, I’ve been on a tear making Grainline Studio’s Linden Sweatshirt and over the next few weeks, I’ll be writing about all the different versions I made.

I always, always make a muslin. Often, I’ll make tester garments for stretchy stuff out of actual muslin (to make sure that I don’t have too much negative ease on my hips causing tops to ride up), but I figured I would use up some scrap and test out finishing techniques. … Read More Done and Done: The first Linden