Sunday, 10 July 2016

More Linden Sweaterdress success!

As soon as I finished my last, and successful, Linden Sweaterdress I raced into Tessuti to buy some more fabric for another. The fabric is the same as before, but in a different colourway. It really is beautiful.

Source: Tessuti

I really like how cosy the wool-blend is without being too hot or scratchy and this particular fabric works really well with this pattern. It has a good amount of drape and the perfect amount of stretch to result in a really comfortable, and nice-looking dress.

There is not much to say about this dress as it is exactly the same as the last one - I didn't change anything and it's worked really well. I made it last Saturday (took the majority of the day including cutting out) and then wore it on Sunday to an all-day weaving workshop I attended. I was pretty comfortable, felt suitably warm in the cold community hall and even got a few compliments.

I think now that I have two of these dresses that is enough for this winter. Although they fit really well and are an easy sew I don't want to get into the trap of sewing just for the sake it -- hence my foray into other crafts like tapestry weaving and polymer jewellery. I like to have something crafty to do at home so I'm not just blobbing out in front of the TV but I feel like I do have enough clothes so sewing any more at this point would be unnecessary and create clutter in my wardrobe (which in turn creates anxiety). I'm not saying I'm giving up sewing -- just that I think I have enough "stuff" for now.

That said (ha!) I have enough of this material left over for a Mabel Skirt -- which would be nice winter garment I think.

Pattern: "Linden Sweatshirt" by Grainline Studios
Size: 16
Modifications: lengthened hem by 9"; sleeves shortened by 1", added 1cm to the width of the neckband plus 3" in length
Fabric:  Diamonds On Navy from Tessuti - a Grey/Black Italian Stretch Embossed Jacquard Knit Poly/Wool/Elastane
Changes for next time: nothing - it's PERFECT!

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