|Pattern Description: |
Like the name implies, a sloppy fit t-shirt but with a fitted raglan sleeve with wide cuff. The perfect tee for slouching around in, or for tucking in to your high waisted jeans or skirts for a feminine look.
XXS-L. i cut an XXS and tapered to a XS-S at the hips – there is a lot of ease in this baby and YMMV.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
i didn’t touch them, but i can say they are printed beautifully and seem easy to follow.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
i admit, i think i could have drafted a go-to raglan T or even adapted something i already own, but i wanted to support the pattern because i think its aesthetic is dreamy. i loved the oversize fit and the wide neckline and i knew i would want to make it over and over again.
sheer and burnout jersey knit from mood fabrics.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
i did taper in the side seam near my tummy because i wanted a slimmer fit. i kept the length, which is perfect, and i love the sleeve length.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
i will sew it again, it is almost an instant TNT and a great way to play with knits. it sews up really quickly and easily without too much fuss. the only note i would mention is that for some reason, my neckband did not really fit the neckline. i am not sure if this was due to stretching, or carelessness on my part, or even me not paying enough attention when selecting the neckband size. i ended up dealing with the issue by making a little bit of gathering at the CF of the neckline for, honestly, a look i think i like even more than the original.
it’s a pricey pattern BUT a gorgeous basic, so definitely something that i was happy to support even for the $$$. keep an eye out for free shipping sales…but i’ve heard that you can also use, for example, the built by wendy raglan T block from her book for a similar result. for me this pattern was definitely about checking out a new company and seeing how i liked it almost as much as getting a great T.
see photos of two versions with one click over to puu's door of time.