Cream Lane Raglan Sweatshirt

Here I am, being a total copycat again, sigh.  When I saw Jen from Grainline’s cream colored sweatshirt, I said I wouldn’t copy it- even though I happened to have yards of luscious cream french terry in my stash.  Well, it didn’t take long for me to change my mind!  DSC_0178I used the Lane Raglan pattern from Hey June.  She donates 25% of her pattern sales to charity, which I think is very cool…and at the time I purchased it (when the pattern was first released) all of the proceeds went to charity!  I had been looking for a simple raglan tee pattern, and this one fits the bill.  It came together easily, and instantly became a TNT pattern for me.  I’ve since made two more sweatshirts, and will definitely be making some tees also.DSC_0222It’s hard to see here, but I made a little faux triangle at the neckline, using my coverstitch machine.  I have see this on a lot of RTW sweatshirts and I like the way it looks.  You could easily get the same effect if you have a similar stitch on your regular sewing machine.  I did widen the neckline band on the two that I made after this one- I think the width is perfect for a tee, but for a sweatshirt you might want to make it a bit wider (I made mine 2 1/4″ wide, which includes a 3/8″ seam allowance).  I would like to change the band on this one too but so far lazy has won out 😉  I would normally make a size small, but for these sweatshirts I sized up to a medium to add some ease.DSC_0189It’s an easy, comfy thing to sew and a nice addition to my casual wardrobe…I have a few more projects like this to share but lately my attention has turned to sewing dresses- must be springtime 🙂

  • That fabric just looks so delicious! I would copy too if I had that in my stash. It’s pure simplicity and loveliness all rolled into one.

    • Kelly

      Thank you! Yes the fabric is heavenly to wear, it’s very soft and the perfect weight for spring weather 🙂

  • I have been trying so hard to resist buying this pattern, but then I see lovely versions of it such as your sweater and I feel my restraint waning. Love this!

    • Kelly

      You should totally get it- at $8 it is such a bargain! I especially don’t mind spending money on patterns like this that I know I will make over and over 🙂

  • Shanna

    This is so great! It looks so cozy. I want one immediately. Thanks for showcasing this pattern, I hadn’t seen it before!

    • Kelly

      Thanks! It’s a great pattern, I highly recommend it!

  • Love it, thanks so much for sharing! The faux triangle is one of my favorite features too 🙂

    • Kelly

      Thanks for the great pattern 🙂 I like that the faux triangle is so easy to do but really adds so much to the look.

  • A great sweatshirt, I love how simple it is but it looks so much more stylish than RTW.

  • Well done! Looks so comfortable.

  • Sooo cute!! I need one in every color! Cant wait to get moved and have my sewing set up ready to go!

  • I love all the beautiful every day clothes you’ve been making lately!

  • Love this! I’ve been looking for a raglan pattern for a while after stalking the baseball tee-style sweaters at j.crew for a few years now! This one looks lovely. Prepare to see some contrast sleeved Ragland from me in the near future (or maybe not that near as my sewing queue is currently about a mile long!)

  • Wow, love it, that looks like a really versatile pattern.
    I think I’ll be getting this myself in the future.
    Love it with that stripy skirt.

  • Aaaaadorable. Now I want to copy the both of you!

  • Love it! I have my oversize version all pieced together and just waiting for bands. I love this cream terry though. So yummy.

  • I need me a few of these! Love the colour and style. Must check out this pattern!

  • Why wouldn’t you copy Jen, especially if you have the fabric around? Everything she does is golden! Your sweatshirt looks great too 🙂

  • Love it. It looks so damn cosy!!! Who can go past a good looking sweatshirt? Certainly not me 🙂

  • I love the lane raglan pattern, too! I wear my raglan every weekend, I guess it’s time to make a sweatshirt, too!

  • That looks amazing on you. You took a raglan style and made it look elegant!

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