Friday, July 27, 2012

Completed: Short Sleeve Raglans

I managed to get a couple of shirts finished Wednesday night.  (The muslin I made that night for a dress I'm working on was a big fail, but it didn't take too much time, so I wasn't discouraged.)

Right before I snapped this, Daniel said to Lee, "Lee, I love you.  You're my best friend."  Melt. My. Heart.

Pattern: short sleeve raglan tee from Sewing for Boys by Shelly Figueroa and Karen LePage
Fabric: lightweight knit from Spiritex's warehouse sale last spring

I've got so much love for this pattern.  Next time I'll take their advice in the book and use a stabilizer on the neckband stitches before I topstitch the neck.  There's a way to eliminate the gathers at the neck.  I'll figure it out.  They're supposed to be fitted, but I went up a size.  Lee's fits perfectly (size 6/7), but Daniel's is a little tight in the neck (size 2/3).  The reversed-matching look for the boys is adorable, so I'll repeat this project again.  Maybe with long sleeves for the winter.


  1. Love it! Those turned out great!

    1. Thank you! And I'm sorry to hear about Sophie. It must be very difficult to adjust to not having her around. :(

  2. Would you like to repeat this project for me? For money?

    ACTUALLY another idea is you can just sent those to me when you're outgrow them! ;)

  3. To eliminate the gathers - use a longer neckband piece :) Allknits are so different, the measurements in the pattern are really just a starting point.

    They look ADORABLE, and you are going to get a lot of use out of these, I can tell.

    1. Thanks, Karen! I'll try that. I'm a HUGE fan of your work!


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