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Welcome back to the garments for quilters series! Last week we sew’d up the Sante Fe Top from Hey June Handmade this week we are going to tackle the ever easy, classic Lane Raglan. You’d never believe that a baseball style raglan would be one of the easiest garments to sew.
You have multiple options for the Lane Raglan. You can make it like I did with full length sleeves. Or you could shorten the sleeves to 3/4 length, add a hood with drawstring and there is even an option to add a thumb hole at the wrist band and a waist band. The sky is the limit with what you can make out of this especially when it would work with a wide variety of fabrics.
Lets get down to it! The knit material I used was from Sew English Fabrics. There are so many options on this site but it looks like the leopard print I use for my Lane Raglan is sold out! This pattern and color is not a typical find in my closet – but I do love a graphic print, so I thought I’d give it a go.
Sizing and Alterations
For the Lane Raglan, I was between sizes. I really don’t like a snug fit at the waist so I went with my typical medium size but then just flared the front and back piece out at the hips to the large.
For length, I added 3″ to the body length and 4″ to the length of the arms. Both of the these were super simple, the arms had a line to cut on for adding length. The body I just cut at the narrowest point of the waist on the pattern, and added the 3″ there.
Overall I feel that I’ll be making a standard crew neck sweater out of this pattern again, it’s just a classic layering piece that will be versatile for years to come. Anyone else have that super sensitive skin to the sun? I could see this being used with SPF fabric to make an awesome sun shirt!
Next up is the Union St. Tee, I can’t wait to dig into this pattern and make multiples since most of my tee’s are starting to become thread bare of overuse! For the Union St. Tee I grabbed some fabric from a local shop in Minneapolis: Lakes Makerie. Check out their online selection, it’s changing quite frequently!
Katie, Modern Textiles