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Raglan shirt diy

This post is a public service announcement! I seriously just love this pattern and wanted to tell you about it! NOT sponsored!!! (Also, I found this post in draft from literally a year ago!!)

I have never used a pattern (okay…I did in college. I know HOW to use a pattern. but mostly I just kind of eyeball and drape and figure crap stuff out by myself. (like Project Runway but lacking the real talent)  But Raglan sleeves are a little tricky to master–and I kept see #laneraglan on instagram popping up…and I finally bought my first pattern in YEARS.  the Lane Raglan. And now I can whip up a raglan shirt!


I LOVE THIS PATTERN! LOVE. Marry on a beach in Hawaii as the sun is setting. LOVE.


It comes with lots of fun options…but I did just the basics-long sleeve and pocket.


And I loved it. It was awesome. I used sweatshirt material (because it was winter) It sewed up so easy!


Then I did what I always do…got OBSESSED. I bought a ridiculous amount of jersey knit in all colors and patterns.

I had to make myself a short sleeve version…I left off the cuff at the bottom and just extended the bodice. I LOVE that there is no measuring or thought-Just lay out the pattern and cut! (left off the pocket)


fun lane raglan shirt lane raglan shirt

Then I extended it to make a dress for my daughter! (We made it out of a cheap knit from walmart that daughter picked out –and when we washed it, it wrinkled around the bottom. So don’t judge the pattern by my sewing novice!

easy-dress-pattern raglan-sleeve sleeves-on-girls-dress

You can also make it hooded and THUMBHOLES (my daughter personally requested this next for her!)



and there is even a kids version! camdenraglanfi-600x600

I made this for my daughter…and she LOVES it~ (I added the gathered but it’s the basic underneath)  how-to-sew-a-gathered-shirt-front


Okay! That is all! If you are on the lookout for a fun and easy pattern–go check it out!


About Kimbo

Kimbo blogs at A girl and a glue gun--where she puts her hot glue gun to good use (as well as her vinyl cutter and sewing machine) She loves all crafts and is thrifty (the nice way to say she's cheap) So she is constantly trying to come up with fast and easy projects that won't break the bank! She lives in Idaho with her hot husband and 3 kiddos.