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Raglan Review Liola Zoe Raglan

Happy Raglan Thursday to you! I'm so excited to be bringing you another edition of the Women's Raglan Review Blog Tour. When you g...

Happy Raglan Thursday to you! I'm so excited to be bringing you another edition of the Women's Raglan Review Blog Tour. When you get ALL the way to the bottom, you'll see our very full schedule. The permalinks are all there, so just wait for the right day and the links will be live. Be sure to click over to The Art Of Oh to see her Raglan Thursday review too! Just keep in mind Kyema is on the west coast, so her posts are on PST, not EST like me. :) Be sure to read through to the end of each post to check for a coupon code!

Please note, that raglans are presented in no particular order of preference. For your ease of reading, every review will include the same chart that will help you quickly compare and contrast. The final round up will do a side by side comparison chart, awards in multiple categories, AND a HUGE fabric giveaway so don't miss it.

XS-XL (bust sizezs 31.5-39.375)
Printable pattern pages/copy shop version
Skill Level
Measurements for Rectangles
Line Drawings
Size made
Medium bust with FBA graded to a size S hip
Options chosen
Long sleeve, not folded sleeve
Fabric Requirement for your size
1.6 yards
Measurement Chart
Body measurements and finished measurements
Cutting Instructions
Pattern Printing Layout
Cutting Layout
Suggested Fabrics
Knits- nothing specified
Layer Printing Option
Neck Line Options
Sleeve Options
Long only
Hem Options
Folded hem only
Color Blocking
Seam Allowance
Hem Allowance
1 1/4" at sleeve. 5/8" at lower hem
Separate add-on pack
Semi-fitted bust. loose waist and hip
Easy to read instructions
Drawing or photograph instructions
Full line drawn Tutorial

Confession time. I cheated. This pattern doesn't include a pattern piece for the unfolded sleeve. <blush>. Please go check out the listing photo to see what I mean. Don't worry, I'll wait.

Back? Good. Ok, so I knew that with my wide shoulders, those folded sleeves would make me look like a linebacker. I don't need help looking like I have wide shoulders. So I cheated. I took the pattern piece and folded it on the fold lines and turned it into a non-folded shoulder. So boom. It isn't included but now you have 2 sleeve options from this one pattern!

My FBA on this pattern didn't turn out quite the way I expected. For some reason my bust point isn't where it should be. So I have too much fabric above the bust and not enough below. This is 100% my fault (yup, I said it). I've since learned that I need to shorten the bodice ABOVE the bust. You can learn more about that in my post here about the "perfect t-shirt".This would have fixed this problem. This neckline isn't the most flattering on me. Too high, so my bust looks bigger. I knew this going in, but wanted to give the pattern a fair shot.

That said, I actually really like this shirt anyway. It is super comfy and is completely appropriate for those days when you feel bloated and blah. The nice loose fit hides all the little lumps and bumps, at least that's how I feel about it for me.

BUT I'm not the best body shape for this pattern. Unfortunately Kyema and I both tend toward inverted triangle body shapes so she wouldn't be a much better option either. So who is the right body for this? Anyone with an average or smaller bust OR average or smaller shoulders would fit this great. Just keep in mind that those pleats on the sleeve pattern pieces are going to draw attention to your upper half. That makes it an awesome look for a pear. The pattern includes some great suggestions for creating some fun details on the arm seam (like lace, etc) so take advantage of those too if you are the right body shape for these.

I want to send a HUGE thank you to Liola Patterns for this awesome coupon code I have for you. It is 20% off their ENTIRE etsy shop. WOOT! Coupon code is: RAGLANREVIEW and is good from February 25 through March 25.

We're so excited to have so many raglan reviews for you! Be sure to check out every single one. We're sure we can help you find your favorite!

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