Hello fellow sewing enthusiasts! Here I am again with yet another raglan; my third and final installment for Raglan Week. This time I used the Patterns for Pirates Relaxed Raglan, and again the Add-on Pack for the hood and also the front pocket.
I used some amazing sweater knit that I got from someone local who was destashing, who also got it as a destash. So I have no idea where it came from, but I wish I knew! I’ve had a bit of a hard time finding textured knits like this for the fall, so I was very excited to find this one. It isn’t super thick, surprisingly, but it will be great for layering. I also lined the hood and pocket with some floral rayon spandex, which I used for the cuffs/bands as well.
This pattern is extremely similar to the Slim Fit Raglan, but certainly looser. It fits a bit more with my typical style since it has a more of a slouchier silhouette. I tend to err on the side of looser fitting clothing than a tighter fit, as a personal preference. I made this in the tunic length with the tight band however, to give some shape to the bottom half. Loving that I can wear this with leggings (pictured here are Peg Legs)…any excuse not to wear real pants. 😉
I did make some slight changes to the pattern as it was written. As you can see, I went with exposed seams when attaching the arms. I serged the edges of the bodice and sleeve pieces to stop the edges from unravelling and then used my sewing machine to attach the pieces as usual, except wrong sides together. Then I pressed them open and called it good! It felt so weird to do but I like wrong side of this fabric and the more casual look.
I also added bands to the edges of the pockets to bring the floral part together with the front of the bodice. This wasn’t as annoying to do as I expected, it just took a little time; I serged them on and then topstitched with my twin needle.
And an outtake for your viewing pleasure. Hair in a bun + hood is not a great look for me…
Overall I am very pleased with this pattern and will most likely make quite a few more to live in this fall and winter. If you’re interested, you should scoop it up here this weekend while it is on sale! Thanks for reading, and happy sewing!