Girl’s Sequined Raglan pattern and tutorial
Free Raglan Top Pattern
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- 3/4 yard knit or fleece fabric
- ribbing or other stretchy fabric for binding
- very stretchy scrap knit for the cuffs, bottom band and neckline
- standard sewing supplies
Pattern notes: use a 1/4 inch seam allowance unless otherwise specified,
Step 1: Print/assemble pattern and cut out pieces.
Download the pattern to your computer and open it with adobe acrobat. (Be sure to print from adobe and not straight from google docs, it will affect the sizing of the pattern.)
Line up the pattern on the fold of the fabric, with the stretch running side to side. Cut a front, back and 2 sleeves. If you are adding sequined fabric, cut a 2nd front piece from the sequined fabric. If you are not adding a sequined fabric, skip to step 2.
Lay the front fabric piece out on your work table right side up. Line up the sequined front piece with the first piece, right side up as well. Pin in place and baste together using a 1/4 inch seam allowance.
If you are using a fabric with the sequins sewn on, you will want to remove the sequins from the seam allowance. You can see where I started to do that in the photo above. (I began to wonder why I was doing this, and didn’t finish removing the sequins and completed the top. During our first fitting, I discovered why it was important to remove the sequins… The ones that were cut in half, were “pokey” and I had to go back and remove them.) If you are using a fabric with faux sequins that are part of the fabric, I don’t think you would need to remove the sequins, just sew as normal, then trim the seam allowance of the “sequin” fabric to a scant 1/8 inch and then finishing the seam w/ your serger or zig zag stitch.)
Step 2: Assembling the top:
Line up the sleeve edges and the front tunic piece, right sides together. Pin in place and sew along the edge.
Line up the back tunic piece with the back sleeve edges, right sides together, pin and sew.
Step 3: Adding the cuffs bottom band and neckband.
Cut your fabric strips to these measurements: (Important! The bottom and neck band are cut on the fold, but not the sleeve band.) If you are not using ribbing, you may need to cut the neck band up to 1.5 inches longer. (If needed, cut the neckline long, sew together and test if it will stretch around the child’s head.)
Fold all the fabric strips in half, right sides together, so the sort edges line up. Sew along the edges, using a 1/4 inch seam allowance. (You should have fabric circles.)
Starting with the bottom band, fold the fabric circle in half, right sides together and press.
Divide the fabric band into fourths, mark these points with pins or a fabric marker. Mark the center of the front and back side of the tunic. Match up the marks and lining the raw edges of the band and raw edges of the tunic up, pin in place. (A much better photo tutorial of this process can be found in my Tie Front Top tutorial.)
For a more finished look, you may want to gently press your seams flat and top stitch around the neck band. (Use caution if using sequin fabric.) Since fleece and most knits don’t fray, it’s completely optional to finish the inside seams.
If you make one, be sure to come back and share your finished top in my facebook page or tag me on instagram!