Alrighty then! I promised you another Lane Raglan sew/wear off, so today’s the day! When I made my black new Lane Raglan from the new pattern I absolutely love, love, loved the new fit. And apparently so did Allegra. She tried it on and refused to take it off and return it to me until I agreed to sew one for her.
So now we have 2 black Lane Raglans exactly the same except for the little ribbon I sewed inside the neckband of mine to differentiate between them. But a boost post of a sew/wear off of two black new Lane Raglans would be quite boring, right?
So I made myself another one to add some variety. I wish I would have taken a photo before I threw my old Lane Raglan pattern away, but I compared the new and old pattern pieces and they are completely different. This new Lane Raglan pattern was completely revamped.
I really admire the persistence of Adrianna, the genius behind Hey June Handmade Patterns. I mean, as Skirt Fixation readers know, this pattern was very good and very much loved by one and all! But Adrianna wasn’t satisfied because of a few little issues so she stuck with it until she created the perfect pattern.
We will be really surprised if there are any more updates to this pattern because it’s perfect now. But we were pretty sure it was perfect before too! We will keep sewing Lane Raglans because they are so awesome. Now to decide which version to sew next!
These two are the elbow sleeve, curved hem version. If you’re not already a proud new Lane Raglan owner, you can get the pattern here. No affiliate link, just major fan girls! Also, we’re in love with the new Camden Raglan pattern by Hey June Handmade for juniors.
Fabric for my and David’s shirts from Hancock Fabrics. The coral is leftover Art Gallery Knit fabric from making Annie’s leggings. Fabric for Allegra’s (and my other Lane) came from JoAnn Fabrics. I can’t link to it because I’m not sure which black knit fabric on their website it is. I just walked the knit aisle at JoAnn’s feeling every black knit until I found the one with the softest hand that was 100% cotton. It also happened to be the most expensive… Feeling it is the best way I’ve found to get the right kind of knit fabric. If you have to buy knit fabric online for your first time sewing with knit fabrics, use a knit from Art Gallery Fabrics. They have so many solid and patterned options, and their knit will guarantee your first time sewing with knits turns out well. Plus, I’ve found Art Gallery knit fabric to be very durable with no pilling. You can find it many places, but the widest selection can probably be found at Hawthorne Threads. Do you have any tips for buying knit fabric online?