A few weeks back, Adrianna of Crafterhours released her first pattern for women, The Lane Raglan. I've been a huge Crafterhours fan for years and even got the opportunity to pattern test when The Greenpoint Cardigan pattern was in the making.
So, when on the day of the pattern release Adrianna said that 100% of the proceeds that day would go to charity, I absolutely couldn't say no.
This yellow version was the first one I made, and in typical fashion, I put my own twist on the pattern.
I wanted a shirt that was a little more tunic-like and made an asymmetrical hem. The fabric is a heavyish weight knit. It's super comfortable, but the fabric isn't my favorite. You can't see it so well in the picture, but the face of the fabric is kind of fuzzy and not so great looking.
I do like the way it looks from the back. Guess I'll just have to walk around backwards.
My next Lane Raglan I did a pattern mix-up and used the Lane for the top of a Lady Skater. If you're a frequent Zaaberry reader, you know how much I LOVE the Lady Skater Dress Pattern.
This version is nice, comfy, and very wearable. I think I shortened the bodice a bit, and didn't use the elastic at the bottom. The fabric is heavy enough that it didn't need it. And though it does help stabilize the seam, I found that it's kind of pokey on the my other dresses. So I was glad I didn't need it this time around.
I'm going to need to learn about a swayback adjustment. The back puckers on all my dresses...
Any good tips?