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Linden Top Made in Fláme Organic Jersey

This is my most made and worn sewing pattern, the Linden by Grainline Studios. I live in the sweatshirt version, it's a style I feel good in and it suits our UK climate. Here I've made the cropped tee version. This is a fine example of how the fabric can transform the same sewing pattern over and over again. Plus you can mix sleeve and hem lengths. I've made oversized and regular fit, sizing up and down for whatever look I want. This organic single knit jersey is called Flame from our Aarrekid range is an ideal t-shirt weight. I love the natural tones in this and the...

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Sewing pattern inspiration: Six sewing patterns for a boxy style sweatshirt

I'm working on sewing some everyday basics and lusting over this oversized sweatshirt style! I find things that inspire me and add them to our Pinterest board, I like to collect ideas and look for ways to tweak sewing patterns I may have to hand. My all time go to sewing pattern is the Linden sweatshirt by Grainline Studio, it's my most made and worn pattern plus it's easy and quick to make, fits me like a dream and has so many variations. I've sized it up and down depending on what fit I want to achieve and you can make it...

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Fulwood Dress made in Mammoth Plaid Flannel

So happy to be showing more of our Mammoth plaids made up! I was very keen to expand on what can be made in these gorgeous flannels from America and a dress like this is what I had in mind. I asked fabulous customer, Katie, if she would make Wendy Ward's Fulwood Dress for us and it's just stunning. Katie is a fan of these fabrics and chose use our Mammoth Brown - I love how she's matched this plaid in this great simple style. So, so nice and lovely and warm for Winter!  

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Parkwood Plaid Cowl made in cosy Mammoth flannel

Continuing to explore different ways of sewing with this Smoke flannel from our American Mammoth Plaid collection, it is so soft and perfect for accessories as well as clothing. Here I've made the Parkwood Cowl a sewing pattern by Wendy Ward of MIY Collection. This fabric is brushed on both sides, here I used it for both the lining and the outer for that extra fabulous warmth! As this fabric isn't quite wide enough for the pattern I cut it length ways, the plaid design and the grain allows for this taking up around 1.5 metres. Fun to make and quick too!  

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Top 64 made in Mammoth plaid flannel

I want to make things that don't resemble lounge wear in this beautiful luxurious Mammoth plaid flannel imported from the US and this is my first make. I love the Top 64 sewing pattern by Merchant and Mills, it's one of my favourites that works well in many different types of fabrics. This burgundy version feels like a light weight sweater, so soft and super cosy without the bulk. It's been a while since sewing a plaid and I must be honest I found matching the design up really tricky and my attempt is definitely not perfect! To add to that I kept...

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