This is the first raglan I’ve made for the Pattern Review tee contest. The pattern is Kwik Sew 2874. The mesh knit is from Fabric Mart, lined on the front and back bodice with a cotton lycra from who knows where.
It makes a great basic tee for the fall months.
This is how I had to lay out the raglan – seams together. I then took two pieces at a time to the machine and sewed before doing anything else!
How about a matching vest?!
I also drafted this vest from some mid weight linen from Fabric-Store.com. Great linen!
It is lined in the front panel with the mesh. I actually made the vest first and used the mesh so it wouldn’t be so thick in the front.
There is a wide panel down the front for visual interest.
It took me several months of trying to decide how and where to put the buttons. Such can be the case when you draft from scratch!
Here is a view of the inside.
And the back
In this photo, you can see that the tee follows my womanly curves. It is cut smaller through the chest, then gradually gets wider to accommodate my pear shape.
And “in process” photo. My daughter got shutter happy : )
This pattern is a very quick sew and it is quite comfortable to wear.
Happy Creating everyone!