Cropped Linden Sweatshirt and a Snowstorm

cropped linden sweatshirt

We just had a huge snowstorm here in the northeast, so I felt like posting about something warm and cozy while I’m stuck inside.

I had a little bit of organic sweatshirt fleece leftover after I cut out my Elf Cardigan, so I used it to make another Linden Sweatshirt.  There wasn’t quite enough to make my sweatshirt the full length of the pattern, so I shortened it to make a cropped version.

purple linden sweatshirt

I dyed the fabric with my usual fiber reactive dyes and I clamped the bundle with an assortment of circular blocks before putting it into the dye bath to create a random polka dot pattern.

purple linden sweatshirt

I ventured out to check out the storm on Saturday and took a few pictures:

snowstorm 2016

car covered in snow

angry abominable snowman

That’s it for now.  Stay warm!

 

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Organic Linen Throw

ice dyed linen throw

I was reading the Merchant & Mills Sewing Book a few months ago and one of the sewing projects in the book was a two-sided linen throw.  As soon as I saw it I knew I had to make one!  I made mine using organic linen, which I ice dyed.

linen throw 6

It’s a pretty simple design, just two squares of fabric stitched together, but one square is cut larger than the other so that when you turn it right side out, one side wraps around to the other side of the throw and forms a contrasting border.

mitred edges of blanket

The corners are mitered and the border is top stitched to keep the edges neat.

organic linen throw

For the ice dying, I did a random crumple pattern on the pink/purple side and for the blue side I folded the fabric into triangles before dying it.

I love how these patterns turned out so much.  Both sides look like crazy abstract florals.

linen throw 1

I love to make clothes, but it’s nice to take a break with a project that doesn’t require as much mental energy.  No fitting, no curves, only two pattern pieces, pretty colors…very relaxing.

Bob_at_Easel

No mistakes, just happy accidents.

It was the Bob Ross of sewing projects.