I love the raglan sleeves, the relaxed fit and the style but I do need to change a couple of things
First off, I am going down a size , it just seems way to big and oversized but part of me is a bit cautious on this adjustment. While I love this fabric, from Joann's, it has no recovery. So is the lack of recovery part of the oversized problem? I did wash the completed Linden in hot water and dried it in a very hot dryer to get it back into shape. That helped tremendously but still the fabric is lacking some recovery. Plus in all the photos, it is so big and floppy in the mid-section. Not two adjectives I want describing my mid-section!
What I love about this fabric is the polka dots on the right side and the wrong side makes this great stripe, which I used for the bindings. I did add 1" to the length and the sleeves, I really don't need that. I am going to take a look at the neckline next time too, might raise it up on the shoulders but a smaller size might help that also.
Here is a better photo of the binding, isn't it wonderful?
And here on the cuff, it is so fun.
All in all I like this pattern and you can find a good basic raglan style sweatshirts in many different pattern companies. I think you just need to go with the company you feel most comfortable with, I love the Archer pattern and after a couple more tweaks, this Linden will be a go-to pattern also.
I did notice when I looked at all the images for I was the only one to layer the sweatshirt. and one more look - this one on PR- love her deep hem binding and the plaid fabric. Anyone have any good french terry or sweatshirt fabric sources?