New TNT Pattern: Lane Raglan
I know. You’ve all been telling me this forever. The Lane Raglan by Hey June Handmade is an awesome sewing pattern. It includes an adjusted front pattern piece to give a little extra space for people with fuller busts. As with most Hey June Patterns there is ample space in the sleeve for people with wide biceps. Basically, it’s an awesome pattern. You all knew this. I just hadn’t gotten around to make it yet.
I love to discover a great pattern and then hack it to death until I’ve exhausted its options. I’ve nearly done that with the Chalk and Notch Waterfall Raglan (a great pattern) and the Deer and Doe Plantain Tee (another great pattern). But I felt ready to try something new and finally printed my Lane Raglan. Unsurprisingly, I loved it.
First I sewed one up using some beautiful Art Gallery knit that my husband bought me at Five Eighth Seams while on a work trip in South Carolina. He picked it out all on his own! I paired it with a striped art gallery knit in a coordinating color. I absolutely love it and the fit really is fantastic. I cut the XL at the bust and graded out to the XXL at the hip. I considered shortening the length but after wearing it a few times I think I am going to keep it at the length it is now. I could remove 3/4 inch of length at the natural waist of my pattern pieces and may do that in the future. I did cut out a striped pocket piece but never got around to adding it and probably won’t!
After I spent two weeks wearing this shirt on near constant rotation, I ordered a gorgeous speckled stretch fleece from D & H Fabrics and immediately after washing it I cut out another Lane Raglan. I did add the pocket this time and I think it suits this simple fabric. The neckline feel a little bit wide in this fabric since it doesn’t have as much recovery as the Art Gallery Knit. I may bring in the neckline in the future by about 1/2 inch on each shoulder seam. I used a scrap of this cream colored rib knit to do the neckband and some cuffs and it is a perfect match. Now I’ve proceeded to wear this version almost every day since I sewed it up. Noticing a pattern here?
I’ve since cut out and sewn a third version out of a sweater knit but it needs a little fit tweaking so I hope to be able to share it on the blog later this week. Have you sewn the Lane Raglan? Any hacks that you’d suggest for this pattern? It’s definitely my favorite pattern so far this fall and I know I will sew several more in the (near) future.
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