Happy Autumnal Equinox! Or, first day of fall. Since we’re still in the middle of Raglan Week, I’m back at it again with my second raglan. This is the same pattern as my earlier post, the Slim Fit Raglan, this time without the hood and in medium weight rayon spandex stripes and cotton lycra sleeves. Due to this, it creates a little bit of a classier look.
Of course, the skirt helps dress things up too. 🙂 Unfortunately I did not make the skirt; it’s an old H&M find from a few years ago. It’s just a circle skirt with a lining, so it’s certainly doable. Although I am not partial to hemming circle skirts…
I also made this one tunic length but with a shorter band, though I liked it tucked in with this outfit. I also made 3/4 sleeves, but still with cuffs. Definitely love the look of cuffs…the very first shirt I ever made (Linden Sweatshirt, also coincidentally a raglan), I remember being very impressed with myself over how “professional” the cuffed sleeves made it look.
These raglans are nice because of their versatility…not to baggy but also still has some ease to it. I may be lowering the neckline on my next one though, since I tend to prefer them a little lower. I do like this particular one higher since the stripes almost lend to a boatneck look.
Construction came together pretty quickly on this one too, no hangups. Though for some reason the bottom is a little wider than my first one. Probably because of the rayon spandex bodice; I’m planning on taking it in a little, though you can’t see that here really.
I’ll be back in a couple of days with Part 3, the final Raglan Week post; my take on the Relaxed Raglan with some lovely chunky sweater knit. Happy Sewing!