I have a confession – I LOVE this raglan pattern. I decided to make a second version, this one using some very cool ‘tattoo flame’ fabric that I had bought last year from The Fabric Fairy and some stashed black interlock. I kept all elements of the shirt the same, but added a lapped, unlined, rounded hood to the shirt (also included in the pattern) instead of a neckband. Since it looked kind of bare, I decided to add a fun, tattooed flame design to the front of the shirt. I’m absolutely thrilled with how this version turned out and can’t wait to make more!
For quite some time, I’ve been eying the Scientific Seamstress’ All-the-Rage Raglans. Since I decided that for this round of the Onesie Swap I would sew up several of my shirts, I thought that would be the perfect excuse to try out this pattern (I thought I could sew up one for Easton and one for my partner). For my first version, I opted to use a small scale skeleton print and a stripe print that I harvested from my Butterick 4920 top (while there was plenty enough material for one raglan, there wasn’t quite enough for two – so I’ve decided that I’ll do Jalie 2918 for my second version).
The pattern itself is wonderful. I can’t speak as to how the fit is, but I love the options that comes with this shirt: a variety of sleeve and hem lengths, mock layered sleeves, and 3 different styles of hoods (lined and unlined). The instructions are great as well. There are plenty of tips and tricks on working with knits and all the steps are lined out clearly (with lots of illustrations and photos) so I would highly recommend this pattern for anyone new to working with knits. Best of all it’s unisex and fits sizes 6 months-12 years.