Not too long ago, I had the itch to make something quick, and settled on a raglan shirt. The first two I made have been worn a lot so I thought a third couldn't hurt!
I made this one in a lace-look rayon spandex blend knit from, of course, Girl Charlee, and sadly no longer available. It was pretty see-through, so I used white cotton spandex for the sleeves, pocket, and to line the body.
Since the two fabrics drape differently, I didn't want to risk hemming them together, and decided to make a feature of it. I added an inch to the lining only, and lettuce-edged them separately.
I had a rough time with the pocket... it was just so shifty!
Something about the way these fabrics sit makes this pocket look kind of awkward too... like it's either too big or too small. I'll probably leave it off entirely if I make this shirt again.
I raised the neckline 3/4" all around, and transferred some of the back sleeve width to the back bodice to even out the shape a little... unfortunately all the photos I took of the back are pretty blurry! This is the best one. I think it looks better this way though.
I hemmed the sleeves with a twin needle after lengthening them 1/2". I didn't try to fix the underarm puckering yet, mostly because I don't know how and am going to have to do a lot of experimenting. ;-)
I wasn't actually planning on posting this yet, as I have a backlog of other projects... but I don't want to post about the other ones yet for various reasons, so a shirt it is! ;-)
And there you have it! Isn't that fabric pretty? Although it's bright enough that I feel awkward when wearing it... I much prefer to wear dark neutrals!
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