Here in the US, we are getting so close to summer and our team is getting ready with some summer sewing with the Nancy Raglan and Zen Pants from 5 out of 4 Patterns. But that's not to forget our friends in the opposite hemisphere who are headed into winter! The Nancy Raglan is perfect for winter too. We love a pattern that does double duty and we think you will too!
Maryanna's version of the Nancy Raglan dress:
Looking for the perfect multi season raglan pattern that has it all? Meet Nancy Raglan by 5 Out of 4 Patterns. Living in southern Florida means warm weather pretty much year round. I used light weight cotton lycra blends for the body and sleeves. My summertime version is a short sleeve a-line dress. This was a quick sew and is a super comfy dress. Dress it up or down depending on shoes and accessories. I went with slip on tennis shoes because I have more of a laid back style. This could easily be dressed up with a pair of flats and a necklace.
Tasha's version of the Nancy raglan shirt and Zen shorts:
Warmer weather has started to arrive which means I’m motivated to start sewing up my spring and summer wardrobe. 5 out of 4 patterns has some great options to help make that happen including the Nancy Raglan and the Zen pants. The raglan includes so many options but I went with the short sleeve v-neck version and used a rayon spandex blend for both the body and sleeves of the shirt. The fabric combined with the looser fit of the shirt resulted in a lightweight and breezy shirt which will be perfect for keeping cool once the temps reach triple digits here later this summer. To complete my outfit I made shorts length zen pants with front and back pockets. They are super comfortable and fit great. I love how versatile both of these patterns are and will certainly be a staple in my wardrobe this year.
Leonie's Version of the Nancy Raglan (for winter!):
I’m looking to build a larger winter wardrobe, having just moved to a colder climate. I used the A-line Dress, the Cowl Neck and the Cuffed Sleeves with Thumb Holes options of the Nancy Raglan to create my dress. I am quite tall, so I did add a little extra length to the dress as I could tell holding the pattern piece to my body it would be too short if I cut it at standard length. I opted to use some french terry for extra warmth. The day of the photoshoot was actually stinking hot, so going to town with the layering I expect to use during winter just wasn’t happening - as it was, I felt like I was melting. I think it’s safe to say it’ll be a warm dress for winter! One that will allow me to be warm and stylish!!