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Lane Raglan by Hey June Pattern Review

Lane Raglan sewn by Skirt Fixation

Lane Raglan sewn by Skirt Fixation

Allegra and I have joined the throng of admirers of the Lane Raglan.  We snatched the pattern during the Black Friday $5 special, and couldn’t wait to make it our own.  Hey June patterns created the Lane Raglan tee, and we now want to try their other patterns, we love this one so much!  The Lane Raglan is a baseball tee style shirt made from knit fabric with a banded hem and wrist cuffs.  This is one very awesome pattern!

Lane Raglan sewn by Skirt Fixation

I made myself a Lane Raglan first and lengthened the sleeves 2 inches and added two inches to the body to accommodate my height.  It turns out the length in the body wasn’t necessary, but the sleeves are lovely!  The other thing I learned on making this one for me was that I should have stretched the neckband tighter as I attached it to the body of the shirt.  When I put it on I immediately wanted to make myself another one, and I really do wear it every time it is clean!

Lane Raglan sewn by Skirt Fixation

The blue fabric is the last of the navy blue jersey I ordered from Imagine Gnats during All The Skirts: Scientific Seamstress and Imagine Gnats, and the lovely material in the middle is from JoAnn fabrics.  It reminds me of a Monet painting, and when I first bought it I visualized an Uptown/Downtown Dress made from it, but Allegra overruled with her blue and silver fabric choice and I love how that turned out.

Lane Raglan sewn by Skirt Fixation

For Allegra’s Lane Raglan, we started out with a 1/2 yard of Girl Charlee knit fabric that we’d been coveting for a very long time!  Have you checked out their 1/2 yard section?  We actually received 1/2 yard plus 3 inches, for $3!  It was not quite enough length to make the front and back, so I pieced it near the top, matching the pattern quite well on the front and not too bad on the back.  There are 2 other ways to do this: make the added piece near the bottom, or lay the pattern pieces the other way on the fabric if the knit has 4 way stretch.

Lane Raglan sewn by Skirt Fixation

The sparkly gray fabric is from JoAnn’s and we have bought every color of this amazing fabric we’ve seen so far!  The blue for the aforementioned Uptown/Downtown Dress, the orange for the Jocole Yoga A-Line Skirt, this gray, and also a purple we haven’t cut into yet.  It’s just really thick, sturdy, warm and wonderful!

Lane Raglan sewn by Skirt Fixation

The only change I made to the pattern for Allegra’s Lane Raglan was to add 2 inches to the sleeves; not because she needed it, but because I am determined to share this shirt with her!  If I can catch her not wearing it…When she put it on she said, “Hey, Mom, I think I need a few more of these!”  So that may be the only way I get to wear her Lane Raglan!

Lane Raglan sewn by Skirt Fixation

Sew My Stash 2015 reality check: 0% of these fabrics were from the stash, not meeting our goal of 50%!  Oh well, we are still building our supply of knit fabrics, just recently having started sewing with knit fabrics, and the last several projects we exceeded our goal!  Have you joined the Lane Raglan groupies yet?  You should!

Lane Raglan sewn by Skirt Fixation

15 thoughts on “Lane Raglan by Hey June Pattern Review

  1. Oh, I like it a lot! I think I’m going to have to get this one. I have some jersey in the stash that would love to get used up…

    1. You can only resist so long! And then you’ll wonder why you did!

  2. I love the floral with solid sleeves. Great job with the piecing– I didn’t notice it at all because of that perfect pattern matching!

    1. The pattern matching is not as great on the back, but my plan is to steal it from her if she complains…

  3. VERY cool pattern, and great fabrics! I love the “Monet” one especially! I would buy one of these!

    1. Maybe you’ll have to wait until your birthday again!!

  4. Love both shirts! Tha fabric is super cool!

    1. Thanks Olga, that means a lot coming from you.

  5. Those are really pretty! I saw the floral fabric at Girl Charlee and liked it but just didn’t love it. Now that I’ve seen it made into this shirt, I’ve officially changed my mind. I love it. =) Nice job!

    1. I think the gray really makes this fabric pop! Go for it!

  6. […] I think I’m gonna go steal back the Lane Raglan I made for her! […]

  7. […] favorite knit fabric ever as evidenced by how many colors we’ve sewn up: purple, blue, orange, gray, teal, and now […]

  8. […] seems Allegra and I have a Lane Raglan contest every year!  Last year I sewed each of us Lane Raglans and we had an ongoing dual about who had the better one and who could wear which one on what day. […]

  9. […] requires a yard of fabric for each fabric you’re using.  Last year we discovered a way to get a Lane Raglan from 1/2 a yard by piecing the front and back pattern […]

  10. […] pulling it out whenever we need a comfortable basic.  We’ve had a Lane Raglan sew/wear off Round 1 and Round 2 when the pattern was updated to include thumbholes and a hoodie.  And we’ve also […]

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