Raglan Review Liola Zoe Raglan9:13 AM
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|XS-XL (bust sizezs 31.5-39.375)|
Printable pattern pages/copy shop version
Measurements for Rectangles
|Medium bust with FBA graded to a size S hip|
|Long sleeve, not folded sleeve|
Fabric Requirement for your size
|Body measurements and finished measurements|
Pattern Printing Layout
|Knits- nothing specified|
Layer Printing Option
Neck Line Options
|Folded hem only|
|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.
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