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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!