I cut a size 12, but a pin fitting showed it was too big, so I sewed all the seams at 5/8" rather than the 1/4" as set. I think this makes it easier to handle than the 1/4" which would make it impossible to overlock the seams. I still think it's too big. You can see a lot of room in the sleeves, the back ....
and particularly at the tummy area. I think next time I might even go down to a size 8.
I made the view B with view A sleeves (though just folder over the sleeve hem rather than using the rib). I would prefer the neckline to be a little higher.
I added 2" to the length, I might even add an extra inch next time (I'm only 5'4" so it would be very short without the added inches on a tall person). I wanted to make it a little different so just added some scraps of stretch lace to the shoulder seams. I just topstitched around the scallops and basted to the shoulder seam then sewed as normal, I think it adds a little individuality. I decided to use some black rib to match the lace. I think the rib could be a little wider. Just as an aside I ordered 1/4 yard of ribbing and I only used a tiny bit, I think it would last for lots of projects. The ribbing and fabric came from My Fabrics.
The fabric turned out to be a bit disappointing. It's lovely a warm with a fleecy inside, and a really nice shade of teal, but when I washed it it ended up patchy and half of it had a strange self-stripe which made it look like seconds. I should have returned it really as it wasn't cheap for sweatshirt fabric. My Fabrics have a great range of fabrics, but perhaps the attention to quality isn't as good.
The final sweatshirt is very wearable and warm. I want to make another from Liberty Fleece as have been really inspired by Karyn's 3 liberty sweatshirts. Rather extravagant, I know, but what a treat! Karyn's blog is great she uses such lovely fabrics, have a look!
I can't believe we are at the final stage of the Great British Sewing Bee already (wonder why this series is 2 episodes shorter). I've really enjoyed it and I've taken some inspiration. My walkaway dress should be finished next weekend, I've used up some more of my lace oddments on a silk T which has just been cut out, and I really am fancying trying a leather jacket! I liked Lorna's jacket with Neil's collar. I've managed to track down Lorna' pattern, so who knows maybe I will be brave if I can get hold of some leather, or better still some really high quality faux leather.
Have you made a Linden or have any recommendations for some quick makes?