Raglan Series: New Horizon Riviera Raglan4:26 PM
You might think that after my raglan series I would be all done with Raglans. Hey, I even thought I was all done with raglans. You can see ...
You might think that after my raglan series I would be all done with Raglans. Hey, I even thought I was all done with raglans. You can see all of those reviews in my round up post. Of course click around if you want to see Kyema's raglans too.
But then, I saw the New Horizons Riviera Raglan and I knew I HAD TO HAVE IT. So I contacted New Horizons (formerly Terra's Treasures) and she was kind enough to give me a copy of the pattern for this review.
So what could compel me, the owner of all the other raglans, to want another raglan?
Let me tell you what DIDN'T tell me I needed it.
V-neckline. Nope. I have raglans with v-necklines.
Henley. Nope. I have all the henley patterns too (you can see those reviews in my henley series)
Hankerchief hem. Not that either. I've got the origami tunic and I could have hacked that myself.
It wasn't the thumbhole cuffs or the multiple hem lines or sleeve lengths. Not the triangle accent OR the notch (although that is something I don't yet have).
So what was it? If you haven't guessed, it was the sleeveless version. NONE of my patterns have this. I NEED this in my life. Also, this pattern includes 2 different "raglan" options. A regular and a high raglan. Those allow you to play with the amount of raglan you see on the shoulder. That was a nice touch.
I did my standard adjustments. Remove 1/2" above the bust on both the front, back and sleeve pattern. Smooth out all those lines, which very nearly gave me heart palpitations. Its a little tricky to smooth those lines and I was worried I'd make it too round or too straight (but I didn't). I removed 1" of length from the waist.
Then for the grand finale, I did a true slash and spread full bust adjustment and then pivoted the dart out. Whew. That was like a work of art. My pattern looks like a kid was doing a collage type project and there is tape and random pieces of scrap paper all over it, but this fits amazing.
While normally I would have used a solid black for my final version, I opted for this awesome floral from Purple Seamstress instead. I actually bought yardage of this fabric last year. I loved it so much I asked Mel if she had more and she did. I'm so glad I opted for something a little more summery and fun. The pink is from scraps from my bin. Probably another Mel fabric too. I cut at the banded hem line and this is the length I got. I think I need to add just a little more length to center front so that it doesn't pull up and then probably 2" to the band to get the nice thick hem band I like. Next time I will cut at the shirt hem line and then add the band. I think that would make a great mini dress. I also want to try the tunic length too.
And of course hurry over, because it is only on sale for its release price through today, May 3rd!
Printable pattern pages/copy shop version
|36 full pages if you print all options|
|Beginner to intermediate depending on options chosen.|
Measurements for Rectangle Pieces
|small with 2" fba|
|Sleeveless. Banded Hem.|
Fabric Requirement for your size
|Less than 1 total yard.|
|High bust, full bust, waist, hip plus finished bust and lengths!|
Pattern Printing Layout
|Cotton interlock, Cotton Poly Blend, Cotton Lycra Blend, French Terry, knit fabric with stretch|
Layer Printing Option
Neck Line Options
|6- hood, crew, v-neck, henley, split, triangle accent|
|6- Long hemmed, Long w/cuff, long w/thumbhole cuff, 3/4, short, sleeveless|
|4-T-shirt hemmed, t-shirt banded, tunic, hankerchief|
|Pocket or bands|
Separate add-on pack
|Everythign is included. BUT, go download the free silhouette file from Sugar Plum Cuties. You'll need the code from the designer's release e-mail OR the facebook group.|
|Is awesome an option? Fitted at bust, semi fitted at waist.|
Easy to read instructions
Drawing or photograph instructions