Yes, I made another Lane Raglan. I think this one only took 1.5 hours including cutting! I’m getting super speedy.
In case you’ve missed the other posts using this pattern, here’s a link to the Lane Raglan by Hey June Handmade. It’s my #1 pick for learning how to sew knits. You’ll get addicted (I definitely am!)
I’m pretty sure this one is my favorite, too. It’s SO PRETTY. A few years ago I bought an all-lace sweatshirt from Forever21 that I received a million compliments on (some people at my luxury fashion job asked if it was one of ours haha), so I wanted to add more dressed-up sweatshirts to my collection.
Then I saw this post on Instagram – most of my inspiration comes from current styles in stores and I say “I can make that!”
PS- this blogger posts so many things I want to make. Lots of flutter sleeves and lace 🙂
So I went to Mood and picked out fabrics! Joann’s does not have a good selection of lace… but then I remembered how expensive good lace is. So I bought half a yard and hope my sleeves would fit.
I chose a light grey french terry for the body and cuffs.
So are you as obsessed with this as I am??
A few tips for lace:
- I should have made the sleeves a size bigger – there’s no stretch in the lace, so they are a tiny bit tight when I bend my arms.
- Think about which direction you’ll be pressing the seams – remember, you can see them through the lace. I pressed all mine open s that the grey would go towards the grey, and the lace would just have the lace behind it.
- Work slowly to make sure your machine catches all the pieces it should be. This lace was very open, so I used a lot of pins (especially on the neckline) to make sure it all sewed together properly