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Monday
Feb162015

Lane Raglan T-Shirt for Me!!

So I just made this raglan t-shirt yesterday and it's already the absolute best thing I've ever sewn for myself. I made it in one afternoon, cutting the pattern and fabric while the kids were busy playing with a friend, then sewing while dinner cooked away on the stove. I stopped midway to watch my husband sled with our fearless littles in the backyard, and finished in time to snap some photos before all of the winter light was gone.
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I think this shirt requires a little sass to wear it, what with all those slashes in the fabric and the tough red sleeves, so I crossed my arms and tried to look a bit cool in these photos.
How'd I do?
Fabric: Slashed knit from my stash for main front and back body. Upcycled red t-shirt and waffle men's shirt donated by my sister long ago. 
  • Pros: Quick sew. Minimal experience with knit fabric required. I sewed it completely on my serger, which was wonderful (check out my seams above), but you can use a ballpoint needle on your sewing machine as well. PDF printable pattern so no waiting if you want to start right away. Clear instructions, including the best tips on how to put in knit neckbands that I've ever come across. 
  • Cons: None really. The only note I would make is on sizing, which I think is generous. I chose to sew the size small, which is my regular size when buying a t-shirt like this, but if you want a tight, body skimming fit, I think I would sew a size down one from your regular size. I like the ease though, and the longer length - so comfortable!

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