Give me all the cropped shirts for summer! Ok, this one isn’t extremely cropped, but close enough to cropped for this Mama of 2. You guys, it’s finally summer! And while it will be too hot for jeans, white or not, in about 2 seconds here in VA, I think they look pretty awesome with… Continue reading Ikat Willamette Shirt
I have this problem with stripes. I have made 3 striped knit shirts in the last month. 3. I’ve made 5 shirts total this year so far, and 3 of them have been striped. That’s ok, right?
The Hey June Lane Raglan pattern has been on my wish list for a while. When I saw that it had been revamped, with a curved hemline and more fitted sizing and I decided it was time to make some! This is the first time I’ve sewn a raglan style shirt for myself. I have made a few for my kids, so I had a good understanding of the construction method. However, that didn’t stop me from making a few mistakes, because I’m awesome like that.
I decided to sew the curved hemline with 3/4 length sleeves for this version. I used a striped “bargain” knit from Imagine Gnats. I love how light weight this fabric is, perfect for spring into summer. I did not enjoy hemming it, however. I ended up trying a hem tape, which made the fabric a little stiff, and I also realized that it does not have a lot of recovery. The 3/4 sleeves looked pretty bad after being stretched and mangled into a hem. I ended up cutting them and adding a cuff instead. I left the hem alone, but I’m afraid I may snap the threads. I need more practice with heming knits!
Here are some awkward photos that I’m hoping show the nice curvesd hemline. I’m thinking of investing in a remote and tripod for my camera. Maybe that will make me feel less awkward as I try to photo document all my clothing makes. Maybe.
My main mistake came from sewing the neckband to the shirt with the seam in the front. I was trying to line it up with one of the raglan seems, instead of the center back, but I picked the wrong seam line. Oh well, I tried to make a little tag to cover it up. It looked better in my head than it does in real life, but I tried.
I’m not sure if I’ll get photos of the other version I made, we’ll have to see how the week goes!
Pattern: Hey June, Lane Raglan
Fabric: Jersey Stripe Bargain Knit in Navy
Size: Small with curved hemline, no modifications