Today we continue in our Self Care Sewing week by sharing a newer pattern from Seamingly Smitten - the Raglan Sleeve Split Neck Top. This is quite a fun pattern to play with, and I swear every version of it that I see looks completely different from the one before. Check out Sarah and Brianne's take on this great fall staple...
So here is a thing about fall. I LOVE FALL. Everything about it. The cooler temperatures, the changing leaves, Halloween and Thanksgiving, the pumpkin flavored delights. All of it. I especially love that I get to dress in layers and wear cozy clothes and boots. So about this time of year I am looking for some new clothes to add to my fall wardrobe. Enter the Seamingly Smittens Raglan Sleeve Splitneck Top.
Overall, this is a great pattern, with clear instructions, quick assembly and many options and sizes. Final note of approval: my 9 year old saw me wearing this and said "cool, did you make this? I like it!" That, my friends, is high praise from my 9 year old...
Until next time!
As fall peaks its' head out from behind the clouds, I've been thinking about long sleeves and dark colors. Seamingly Smitten's Raglan Sleeve Split Neck top for Women is great for season transitions.
Sizes include XS-XXXL (0-26), all in one PDF with 23 color photos in the tutorial. Tips and tricks for sewing knits are included. No buttons or zippers. This is truly a great pattern for beginners to advanced. Print to hem will only take up about 1 or 1.5 hours of your time.
Since it is finally getting cooler on the East Coast, I chose long sleeves, rounded neckline with a stretch lace. Stretch lace is my new favorite fabric to sew. Perfect for layering.
When considering buying a new pattern, the options always sell me. The Raglan has many, many options. So many, you'll never have to repeat the same combination. Plus, there are only 3 pattern pieces!
rounded or V-neck
Sleeves: includes petite and tall indicators
What's the best part of the Raglan? Drumroll please....You can use woven or knit!
Let's chat about fabric choices. I wouldn't recommend quilting weight woven. You want a fabric with more fluid drape like chiffon, crepe de chine, knit, lawn, poly blends, etc. Depending on your size, you'll need 1.25 yards to 2.5 yards.