This month’s Lynn hack is a simple version great for scrap-busting!
I quite often get large pieces left over from making a jersey top. Enough to at least make a front, back or sleeve of another top. I love the colour-blocking trend, so combining scraps to make a Lynn sweatshirt is a great way to use up left over pieces and create this scrap-busting Lynn sweatshirt.
I’ve kept the making to a simple straight make with no other alterations. With this top I was lucky to have quite large pieces left that I could use for the sleeves, back and front. I cheated on the neck and cuff rib, these pieces are not left over. The rest are all scraps from other projects. I like the idea of odd sleeves, even odd cuffs, every rib piece could be a different colour as could the back and front.
I always keep hold of the left over pieces of every project. Mostly I give my scraps away as otherwise I would be over run. Especially when my classes are running and customers scraps are added. If I have an idea or use for scraps I always feel very pleased, it really feels like a little win to use up every last piece from a project.
French terry and a 240gsm rib that matches are both regular lines that I carry in the online shop. It is such a versatile fabric with so many uses. I love it for sweatshirts as well as trousers, sweater dresses and many other styles. The combination of these two fabrics work perfectly for the Lynn sweatshirt or the Theodor or Dean sweatshirt.
It is also fun to play with colours. I love colour but generally tend to shy away from anything to flamboyant. This is a great way to push the boundaries and try something different after all it is only scraps!
I feel really happy with my scrap-busting Lynn, I can’t wait to see how my next collection of scraps look together.