Mini Me Sewing

After finding some amazing Christmassy jersey fabric at Fabricland in December, I decided that I would make my very own Christmas jumper! I chose the Linden pattern from Grainline Studio as it seemed like a quick and easy make.

I did initially intend to use the striped festive fabric for the whole jumper, however, I was not keen to pattern match the complicated stripes, and decided to do a contrast sleeve, neck and waist band. The Sewing Gods were on my side, as I had the perfect colour grey ponte fabric from Sewn in Bristol in my stash, so there were no delays! I did sew this version using my sewing machine and then finished the edges using my overlocker.

The only issue I encountered was I attached the waistband to the neck, as I was full of cold and not thinking straight! Luckily, it was a very easy fix, and just needed some time with my seam ripper before I was back on track!

Christmas Linden

I am really pleased with the fit and the colour combination and will look forward to bringing this jumper out again next December.

Linden and Cleo

After the success of my first Linden, I couldn’t resist making another after seeing this adorable Art Gallery Fabric in this super cute pug design, from Sewn! Again, the stash came in useful with a well matched cream ponte for the sleeves, neck and waistband. This time around, I sewed the whole thing using my overlocker, which meant it only took two hours to complete, including cutting out time.

Pug Linden

Once I had posted a picture of it on Instagram, I was asked if I could make a miniature version as a Christmas present for my 10 year old Goddaughter, Olivia! She just loves pugs and, while one of the things I love about sewing is having a totally unique garment, I couldn’t resist making another version.

I looked everywhere for a suitable child’s raglan sleeve sweatshirt, but couldn’t find anything suitable but then hit upon a great idea. I could just reprint the PDF pattern out at 80% of the original scale! I made sure it would still fit, based on Olivia’s measurements and the finished measurements of the original and luckily my gamble paid off!

Livvy Linden

I have one very pleased Goddaughter and took the opportunity to take a picture of us in our matching tops!

The thing I love about this pattern is that it is a real stash buster, due to the ability to use a contrast fabric.

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