Lane Raglan // Lace & Stripes
The Lane love continues. For this second one, I made a size small, but left the bottom band off and hemmed with side vents.
I love, love, love the fit of this one!
I am finding that I need to take in just a just a smidge through the armpit area. Probably about 1/2" through 2 inches on either side of the armpit seam intersection. I think this is due to the fact that it was drafted for a larger bust than what I am blessed with. But just that teensy little tweak and the fit is perfection!
I struggled with the decision on whether or not to use the smaller neckband on this one, since the stretch on this fabric is quirky. I wasn't sure if it would recover enough to use the shorter one, but as it turns out it would have been the better choice to go with the smaller one. It's definitely wearable as is, and I really don't mind it, but you can see how it stands up just a little at the top of my shoulders.
The fabric is a reversible knit from Joann's. While I love the looks of it, I'm going to be completely honest and say that it is not the most comfortable. Ahem, that means it's scratchy. Boo. Again with the neckband. It's what bothers me the most. I was thinking of sewing a strip of bias to finish it on the back like Lauren did here, but the front is scratchy too, so... Ha. I should probably just take it off and put some soft knit ribbing in. That being said, I will still wear it because it's cute ;) But I definitely won't be making the coordinating raglan with the leftovers for my daughter like I had planned. Unless I line it of course. Which I just might some day, we'll see!
I am telling you all of my neckband woes so you don't have to go through the same thing! ;)
Isn't that always a bummer when you make something that LOOKS awesome but it has a quirk that makes you just not love it as much? Ah well. Live and learn! I should have caught it at the store that it was scratchy, and I did think about it, but was jaded by the heart eyes. Lol.
All in all, I do love it. And I will do something about the neckband seam (because it's too good to just sit in the closet), then it will be more comfy!
And here's a bonus pic for you of my chubba wubba. He's at the cutest baby stage. I can't believe he's going to be 1 in just 2 short months. Sob!
Pattern: Lane Raglan
Size Sewn: Small (My measurement's for reference: (35,28,37) 5'3"
Modifications: 1/2" taken in through arm pit seam. Bottom hem band left off, and hemmed with side vents.
Fabric: Reversible knit from Joann's