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Date: 3/13/14 8:21 AM

I have noticed a LOT of raglan sleeve tee patterns out there lately. Can there be that many difference between them all? What patterns have you tried, and what make them so great/bad?

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Date: 3/13/14 8:26 AM

I've only tried one and now love it - the Style Arc Riva Raglan T-shirt. I have very square, broad shoulders, and I didn't have to fiddle around with anything for this pattern to fit perfectly. Having an athletic frame anyway, I've always preferred raglan sleeves over the set in sleeves, as the fit just seems better to me (with less tweaking) and I don't feel restricted in that style of shirt at all. I know Jalie has a good raglan tee pattern, too, not sure what number it is, but I know it's gotten great reviews.

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Date: 3/13/14 8:37 AM

Jalie's Raglan is Pattern #3245
I haven't made it yet, but have it on order.
There's another thread here somewhere about it with a picture of it on a member. Maybe someone here can find that for you.

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Date: 3/13/14 9:35 AM

Raglan sleeve tees are a wonderful example of how simple, basic pattern pieces can transform into an amazing array of garments, by using different fabrics, sleeve lengths, neck and edge finishes, and a snugger or looser fit.

The differences from pattern to pattern for a basic raglan tee are fit and finishing details.

Once you've got a sleeve and bodice that fit the way you like, you can copy finishing details from any pattern. When I was learning to sew, I'd go to JoAnns and look at the pattern books. When I saw a basic pattern with a design feature I wanted to try, I'd take a look at the pattern instructions, being very very careful to leave the tissues untouched and the instruction sheets like new. Then I'd go back to the pattern book table and jot down a note or two about the construction techniques.

You can learn a lot about a pattern by studying the line drawings carefully.

You can also learn a lot about garment construction by comparing pieces, like sleeves or bodices, among patterns you already own (or want to buy anyway). Often you'll find that a pattern company will use the same piece, like a sleeve, on every design that uses that basic component.

Comparing variations on a piece will help you see how a basic piece can be changed up. For example, take a straight 3/4 raglan sleeve pattern piece, and lay it on top of a raglan sleeve pattern that's long, full and gathered at the wrist.

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Date: 3/13/14 9:56 AM

Recently I've sewn two raglan patterns; Burda 6910 and New Look 6230. The NL top has a REALLY wide neckline vs the Burda pattern.

Oddly enough, of all the times I see the Jalie raglan come up and the Vogue raglan, I can always tell which is which. But I can't explain the difference between them!

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Date: 3/13/14 11:46 AM

Textile Studio Santa Monica Tee is very popular with my sewing friends.

I have made it many times in many knits and like all of them.

Sew the shoulder darts after the sleeves and side seams are sewn. That way you get a custom fit to your shoulders.

I made a full bust adjustment to the pattern using the Nancy Zieman method in Fitting Finesse.

What I like about the pattern is that the armhole isn't droopy.
-- Edited on 3/14/14 1:18 AM --

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Date: 3/13/14 2:03 PM

After reading this post on supereggplant.com, I bought and downloaded the pattern, too. It has become my go-to long-sleeve t. The sleeves are set-in the front and raglan in the back.

I was hesitant because my typical alterations are square shoulder and forward shoulder, so I wasn't sure how it would work. But it fit me fine, sans alterations (I used a large, IIRC, based on her report that she used a M, as small as she is!).

Best of all, this doesn't require my usual swayback alteration.

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Date: 3/13/14 2:13 PM

I have the Jalie, and have made 3 versions of it. I love it. But, in my obsessive ways, I notice all the other raglans out there and wonder if I am missing something, maybe I should buy that pattern too....It is interesting to see the different shoulder/sleeve application in the Japanese Pattern. I have also made the SantaMonica, and the neckline is just too wide for me. Maybe I should stick to my Jalie, and get more creative.

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Date: 3/13/14 7:00 PM

I have the Jalie one and the fit is nice. My only issue with it are the binding instructions for the neckline. I just totally did not get them at all! I know other people loved them but I'm missing something.

I just bought the Kitschy Coo raglan t shirt pattern to try.

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