Sew an Easy Raglan Tunic with this Free Raglan Top Pattern! (linked below)
I’ve been dabbling a bit on a new girls tunic/dress pattern this week. I’m re-drafting my Raglan Tunic Pattern to include more sizes and then using the pattern as the base for a swingy high/low tunic/dress with 3/4 sleeves. (I’ll definitely need to come up with a catchier pattern name!)
This little floral tunic was my first draft of that pattern- totally did not turn out the way I imagined it. (I’d already added the bottom hem before she had a chance to try it on.) I immediately saw the top wasn’t quite right, but it was so cute, I decided to finish the top as is and make a second draft with another fabric.
It is hard to see, but there is a difference of about 2.5 inches between the front and back. The difference will need to be closer to 6 inches to look how I imagined it to be.
When cutting out the pattern, I cut the sleeves long with the intention of shortening them to a 3/4 length, but after deciding to leave the top as is, I thought the long sleeve looked better with the print and style.
So even though this first draft was a bit of a miss, it turned out to be a good thing, because this outfit is adorable! I do think I’ll widen the neckline just the tiniest bit for the next version as well. What do you think? (Boots and leggings from Target and the scarf tutorial can be found here.)
Want to make a top like this? Use my free Raglan Tunic pattern, adding about an inch to the length and width of the pattern. (I wouldn’t bother with lowering the hem of the back pattern piece, it wasn’t enough to make much a difference…)
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Jamie Sanders is a wife and mom of 2, located in the heart of Texas. She founded Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom in 2011 as a place to share creative ideas and family friendly recipes. Her work has been featured on Martha Stewart, Woman’s World, HuffPost, TODAY, Pioneer Woman, HGTV, CNET, Good Housekeeping, Yahoo, Oprah Daily, and Redbook, plus many other publications. To date, she had given away just under a million free pdf sewing patterns.