Growing in sewing


Raglan Love #3


I got the pattern for this top from the Swedish book Sy! Från hood till skjortklänning from the designer Jenny Hellström Ruas. It is basically a short sleeved raglan with a wider and longer back piece. I used a patterned fabric for the front and a soft light-weight jersey for the sleeves and back. I added a ribbed neckline and hand sewed the hem and sleeves. The fit is really loose and flowy and I love how it is comfy but still a bit fancy.

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Raglan Love #2

IMG_0465This green top was made with the same pattern as Raglan Love #1. I made it with long sleeves and used the same fabric to add a ribbed neckline and cuffs. I also added a little pocket to the bottom side that I handsewed in place. The green jersey fabric was also a bargain find and is super soft and comfy.


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Raglan Love #1

IMG_0469My go-to shirt pattern when I find a nice jersey knit is the Raglan pattern. With only three pattern pieces and so few seams it is really quick to whip up in around an hour. With different fabric combinations and altercations you can make various unique garments. In three posts I’ll show you some of the shirts I’ve made recently.

My go to raglan pattern is from the book Sew U Home Stretch, a really great book that has tips and tricks for sewing with knit fabrics and it includes patterns that you can alter endlessly.

I found this light weight red and white striped jersey on sale a few years ago. I decided to make it into a casual raglan top. There are no hems, I just cut out the neckline and made the sleeves 3/4 length to be rolled up. Really simple and comfortable.