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Raglan Review: Wild Blume Romance 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...

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. :)

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.

Just in time for Valentine's Day, today's Raglan Review is the Wild Blume Romance Raglan.

XS-4X (bust sizezs 31.5-54.5)
Printable pattern pages/copy shop version
Skill Level
adventurous beginner/intermediate
Measurements for Rectangles
Line Drawings
Size made
Options chosen
3/4 length sleeve
Fabric Requirement for your size
2 yards
Measurement Chart
Cutting Instructions
Pattern Printing Layout
Cutting Layout
Suggested Fabrics
40-50% stretch Knits
Layer Printing Option
Neck Line Options
Sleeve Options
3, short, elbow and 3/4
Hem Options
Band only
Color Blocking
Seam Allowance
Hem Allowance
N/A all hems use bands
Separate add-on pack
Very Fitted
Easy to read instructions
Drawing or photograph instructions
Full Photo Tutorial

The Romance Raglan is the perfect Valentine's Day Raglan. Seriously, this raglan screams romance and its even in the name. I absolutely love the deep v-neck in front and back and off the shoulder look. I was really worried that this would be a train wreck and that it'd slide off my shoulders and I'd never wear it again. I was so wrong. The designers were really smart and put elastic into the neckline so no slipping and sliding.

The sleeve pattern piece is cut on the fold in this pattern. Normally that would be a problem, but in this case its perfect, since the back neckline is a nice deep v-neck. This pattern is a little more finicky to assemble than the other raglans because of the curved neckline pattern piece. But as long as you take your time, and sew carefully, you'll have beautiful results.

My only regret with this pattern, is no tunic length. Or even better, dress length! This would make an amazing date night dress. Definitely adding hacking the Romance Raglan into a dress on my "to do" list.

The measurement chart in this pattern says to use your hip measurement to figure out the right size. I have to admit I didn't think it would really work. I was sort of right and sort of wrong. I did end up with bust wrinkles, but that is because I didn't do my usual full bust adjustment. But overall, the fit on the shoulders is REALLY good. Going by hip size will probably work well for most, except perhaps for those that are a very definite pear shape.

My raglan body is made in Purple Seamstress Black Cotton Lycra. My sleeves are part of a super discount fabric I grabbed at a sale at Cali Fabrics. You probably recognize it since I've used it all over my blog. You can't beat good quality discounted knits. I bought 10 yards of this stuff, so you're going to continue to see a lot of it.

As part of our review Wild Blume is offering our readers a discount code! Good through February 25th! CODE: raglanreview

***Please note, we have moved our big giveaway back 2 weeks and moved some reviews around because we've got more raglans to review for you. That makes 13 total raglans. Be sure to read reviews on every single one. I'm sure we can help you find your favorite!

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  1. The deep V / Scoop back looks AMAZING on you! Plus I love the knit choices! I'm definitely going to have to give this one a go after we finish the tour. :D

  2. Love this raglan! I have thought about getting it before but was also worried it wouldn't stay on the shoulders, I may just have to try it now!

    I would really love to a series on women's shorts, I'm trying to find a pattern that I think would fit me well.


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