Recently Mountain Maker Fabrics had a Lane Raglan sew along. And if you’ve been here any time at all, you know our love for the Lane Raglan and all Hey June Patterns. If you haven’t, it’s huge. Glacial. Of course we couldn’t miss the chance to make another Lane Raglan. Or two. Plus a Camden Raglan which is the Lane’s little sister pattern.
First of all we have a French Terry Lane Raglan hoodie with thumbholes and hood. This fabric is Purple Tie Dye French Terry from Girl Charlee, and super duper soft and drapey. I sewed this up for Aria last weekend when she was out of town as a surprise.
After all my hard work, I rewarded myself by trying it on…and decided it that Aria probably wasn’t going to get a new Lane Raglan hoodie for fall after all! (If you stick around to the end of the post, you can find out if I relented to her begging once she returned or not!) The only modification I made was to cut on the long sleeve line even though I was adding cuffs.
Next I sewed myself a plain as can be boring old black long sleeved Lane Raglan that I’ll probably wear at least 2x per week this winter! That’s what’s known as a staple garment.
The fabric is a super soft, lightweight and drape-y rayon bamboo blend. It’s sold out over at CaliFabrics where I got it, but you can find it here: Telio Stretch Bamboo Rayon Jersey Knit Black Fabric
And last, but the one you’ve been waiting to see is the Camden Raglan I sewed for Annie. As I wrote in my Instagram post (you can follow us for sneak peeks and more!) I made the mistake of letting her choose any fabric she wanted from the stash.
She zoomed right in on this Art Gallery Inblue Jersey Knit Bloesem Dark Fabric. I only had 1 yard, and this time I’m making her the size 8 instead of 6 like last year, but even with the hood and thumbhole options I managed to eek it out! At such a young, tender age, she sure has learned which fabrics are the best quality, don’t pill, and are super comfortable to wear!
The lace pocket idea was stolen from Sew Sophie Lynn. She added a lace pocket to one of her shirts, and everything else she does is pretty cool too! Annie said to me, after she tried it on for the 1st time, “I don’t remember discussing the lace pocket, but it’s pretty so thanks for adding it!!!”
The thumbhole cuff instructions are not included with the Camden Raglan, but you can use the ones from the Lane Raglan, and it works great!
These Lane Raglans could pretty much be sewn in an assembly line process, with a few thread changes for the black one. It wasn’t too hard, and now we’ve each got a new shirt for fall and winter. And yes, that’s Aria behind that hood. I relented!
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