I’ve got a great new free sewing pattern for you today: A Simple Raglan Shirt Pattern for girls. This free pattern and tutorial is available for download in sizes 2 to 14 and will guide you through the steps of how to sew a raglan shirt.
This Simple Raglan Shirt is a great pattern staple to have in your pattern stash.
This Raglan pattern is very, very similar to my sequined tunic top that I shared a few years back, but this version comes in several additional sizes and doesn’t have a cuffed bottom or sleeves. It’s just a basic raglan style t-shirt with plenty of room in the middle (ie: not fitted) and long, fairly narrow sleeves.
What’s great about this simple and basic pattern is you can customize it any way you wish…
You can add a hood, kangaroo pocket, a skirt, cold shoulder sleeve cutouts, lengthen it into a dress or a-line tunic, add a cuff with fingerholes, make it a short sleeve, or three-quarter sleeve, add embellishments, the ideas are endless!
I realize we are now a week past Halloween, but I did start this project well in advance! Every time I think a pattern will be quick and easy, that’s a sure sign it won’t be, lol. Anyway, three weeks later… Here it is!
For the version I’m showing off today, my missy specifically asked for me to add 2 inches to the length as she likes her t-shirts extra long, to cover her backside when wearing leggings. (Which I am in complete agreement with, lol!)
The fabric I used for this project was a 1st-time purchase from NR Fabrics on Etsy. These two fabrics were pretty much the nicest knits I’ve ever sewn with and they just flowed through my machines like butter. The shop carries different lines of fabric, so they’re not all the same, but these two were amazing! Orange dot, Purple skeletons.
And now, I need to make a bunch more of these tops, just have to get my hands on some cute Christmas fabric!
For my missy’s birthday this year, we gave her a magic kit that included this velvet top hat with a hidden compartment. She’s gotten really good at some of the magic tricks. For $32, I thought this was a great deal and has been the one toy she’s played with the most this year. (plus she’s a little bit shy, so I think the talking and practicing the tricks has really helped her.)
Tada! There was a cat in that hat!
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