Lane Raglan // The Start of an Obsession
The Lane Raglan. It has a huge and faithful following. I'm now firmly in line with the masses to sing it's praises! And for good reason. It's comfy, CUTE!, a quick sew, great fitting, a wardrobe must-have, easy enough for a beginner, cute, who doesn't love a raglan??, suitable for many different stretch fabrics, the pattern includes several different options and there are lots of hack tutorials available if you search, oh, and cute.
Yep, I love it. I made it on Tuesday and have worn it for at least part of the day for the past 3 days. It's that good!
This being the first one I made, and I fell in between the size small & medium, I decided to err on the side of caution and make the medium. Both of the fabrics I used are a rayon spandex from Joann's and both are very stretchy and have vertical stretch as well. Because of that, I could have easily sized down and been fine. I made the straight medium and it ended up really slouchy, which isn't all bad, but I wanted it a bit more fitted in the bust and arms. I took in an inch through each arm down the whole length and through the bust, then tapered back to the medium in the waist and hips. I'm all heart eyes about the fit now. Because of the arm being more fitted than the pattern and I didn't size down the cuff, I have this super long sleeve with a loose, but just right, cuff and because of the sleeve being more fitted it stays put and is soooo comfy.
I also ended up shortening the shirt by 4 inches. I think the vertical stretch played a factor in why it was so long, but I also am only 5'3" and have a pretty short torso, so I normally have to adjust accordingly anyway.
I have so many more versions concocted in my head and the next one is all cut out and ready to sew. I'm sure you'll be seeing lots more around here soon!
Thanks for stopping by!!
Pattern: Lane Raglan
Size: Medium - adjusted through arms and bust - shortened hem, 4 inches
Fabric: Rayon Spandex (from Joann's)