Sew an Easy Raglan Tunic (Free Raglan Top Pattern)
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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.
The top is adorable. I’ve been looking over your website and I think I could really learn from you. I haven’t had success in sewing anything of use, but then again I just started. This is unrelated but if I were to make a t-shirt, exactly where would I buy ribbing for the neckline? The only ribbing I can find is from China or UK.
Thank you, I have bought my ribbing from the fabric fairy. Just search for rib knit.
I’m not sure what I’m doing wrong but every time I click on the raglan pattern I get sent to the a line dress post instead. Please help? I love your patterns!
That is definitely a problem, lol! I’ve been changing around a few processes in the back end so, let me check into it and get it fixed asap!
Fixed, thanks again for letting me know!
Thank you for sharing your work with us. The tunic looks lovely. Even if it does not look as you imagined it 🙂 Such beautiful fabric!
Sew Cute!!! (As always!) Please share where you got your fabric. I've been looking for something like that for awhile and I luv this one! Thanks for the free pattern!
Thank you! This fabric came from girl charlee.
I found the fabric on Girl C so thanks! Do you know of a pattern to match yours for an adult? I'm thinking of making a matching top for my daughter with her triplets.
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I love how it turned out…It is your own creation and is beautiful…….Can't wait to make one for my grand daughter.
I love how this turned out. I vote don't change the pattern. But thanks for sharing how you did the shirt. It looks fantastic. And this would be a great Christmas present for my girls! Thanks.
Turned out cute!! I've got a Craft Gossip post scheduled for tomorrow morning that features your free pattern: http://sewing.craftgossip.com/?p=85378 –Anne