Sayward Raglan Pattern
A versatile raglan t-shirt sewing pattern to create every day casual wear. The attractively curved raglan seams paired with a relaxed crew neckline serve to create the flattering appearance of a strong chest. The sleeves are slim without clinging. The body is an average fit suitable for most figures. Choose between full length sleeves or short sleeves that end mid-bicep. The hems can be sewn using a zig-zag stitch or a twin needle.
Instructions for sewing with knits are thorough and include finishing suggestions, step-by-step illustrations and both beginner or intermediate sewing options. They explain methods for sewing the shirt with or without a serger. Fabric requirement charts are provided for a monochrome shirt or a colorblocked shirt with contrast sleeves and neckband.
This pattern, as part of the Parkland Casual Collection, is a classic garment that lends itself to creating the perfect casual, hand-made wardrobe for an active lifestyle.
Light to medium weight knit fabrics with at least 20% stretch.
Easier to sew: More stable knits such as wool blends, stretch woven athletic materials, thick t-shirt knits.
More challenging to sew: Ribbed knits, thin t-shirt knits, knit athletic materials.
Color Block Idea: Use a contrast knit for the neck and sleeves. To do this, follow the color block fabric requirements and cutting layouts. Consider purchasing two contrasting colors of thread for hemming and topstitching.
- Coordinating thread
- Optional twin needle for hems
- Stretch or ballpoint needle
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