April 26, 2019

Slim Fit Raglan

I made a new shirt!
Slim fit raglan | DevotedQuilter.com
 I'm very excited about this Slim Fit Raglan pattern by Patterns for Pirates 😊 It went together so easily, even for this sewing-with-knits beginner and I love how it feels.
Slim fit raglan | DevotedQuilter.com
I chose to do this one all in one fabric, but I have enough to make another one with the body in this fabric and the sleeves in a print. The pattern includes three sleeve lengths and I'll probably use the 3/4 length for the next one. I bought the fabric from L'Oiseaux Fabrics and it feels like a much higher quality fabric than what you find used for store bought shirts. I used Aurifil 2785 for all of the stitching.

I used my twin needle to hem the sleeves and the bottom hem and this time I remembered to sew with the right side facing up so the twin needle detail actual shows on the outside of the shirt.
Slim fit raglan | DevotedQuilter.com
Slim fit raglan | DevotedQuilter.com
I have an old serger, but it makes me a little nervous because sergers cut off the extra seam allowance as you sew, which makes me feel like I can't rip out any mistakes as easily. For that reason, I sewed this on my Janome and it went perfectly. I didn't even have to rip any seams!

This was my first time attaching a neckband, which went okay. It's not perfect, but the ripples are all fairly small and they're at the back so it looks good from the front 😊
Slim fit raglan | DevotedQuilter.com
There's something very satisfying about wearing a shirt I made myself. I think it's safe to say I've been bitten by the garment sewing bug! In fact, I may or may not have paused the writing of this post twice while distracted by garment pattern and knit fabric shopping...

5 comments:

  1. It looks like a perfect and comfortable fit and blue certainly looks good on you. :)

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  2. Ha! Saw it in our IB group and lovely to read about the making of it. I used to sew a TON of garments, made almost all mine and my kids' clothes, took a jersey knit sewing class and was OFF! Cool to see familiar things like putting on a collar :-) Beautiful shirt!

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  3. It looks great on you. You did a great job!

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  4. Wow!! Leanne, beautiful finish and a perfect fit!! Love the twin needle detailing. I bought one recently and this makes me want to try using it. I have had this light green knit sitting on the table with a pattern for a couple of weeks now. Hmmm... maybe I need to cut it out!

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  5. Looks good on you! Love the colour. I have a pattern and fabric but have yet to make the first move toward making it. Fear of Failure, I guess.

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