The Lane Raglan was actually one of my first PDF patterns that I bought but I never made it! I don’t know why I held off making it for almost a year but now I want to make a million of them! I actually put the Lane Raglan on my #2017MakeNine to try to motivate myself and maybe that it’s almost the halfway mark was my motivation?
The Lane Raglan is a a raglan sleeve top (duh…) with fitted sleeves and shaping throughout the bodice. It comes will about a million different options –
- Sleeve Options – Elbow, 3/4 length, long or long sleeves with a banded cuff
- Hem – curved or handed hem
- Optional pocket and thumb hole wristbands
- FBA bodice pattern piece
This is hands down my favorite part about Hey June patterns. I’ve made the Union Street Tee and Charleston Dress and love that you can do a million different things with them!
I used a bamboo knit from Harts Fabric. It’s a really drapey but stable knit that feels similar to a modal knit. It worked perfectly for this top!
When I saw most of the Lane Raglans on Instagram, most of them were two colors which I liked but was a more casual t-shirt than I was looking for. I thought a black tee would be a good addition to my wardrobe.
So here are the usual stats:
Size Chosen: I sewed up the small which has measurements of high bust 33.5, hip 36.5 and my measurements are 34, 39. I made probably a size smaller than I should have but I prefer the more fitted tee. It was also the same size as my Union Street Tee.
The Variations Offered: SO many options! See above for all the choices!
Ease of Construction: It’s a raglan tee so it was a little different than I was used to, but nothing that isn’t too difficult at all, just different! It’s definitely a beginner knits pattern.
The Fit: I really loved this tee – I thought I would like it but not love it – I was wrong. It is amazing and can be as dressy or casual as you like based on the fabric you choose!
This is post 8 of a series of my search for the perfect t-shirt, if you’ve missed the other posts make sure to check out the intro post and the Plantain Tee here, the second post in my series the Sunny Dress here, the third post in my series the Seamly Basic Tee here, the fourth post in my series the Panama Tee here, the fifth post in my series the Molly Tee and Dress here, the sixth post in my series the Union Street Tee here, and the seventh post in my series the Briar Tee here.
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