Max and Meena's Mega Max Raglan Top Sewing Project - Mickey Mouse

With a bright and colourful print and contrasting plain sleeves these raglan shirts really stand out from the crowd. Children love the striking prints whilst parents love how comfortable and easy care they are.
This top is availible to buy through my NuMonday shop.
If you're interested in how it's made and how you can make your very own raglan top (it's really easy I promise!) scroll on down to find out how.
You'll need the following supplies:
Plus some lovely cotton Lycra stretch fabric.
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Basic Construction

Raglan patters tend to start with the front and back sleeve seams.  The top starts to take shape immediately which is really satisfying.

The side and sleeve seams are sewn in one continuous seam.  I love this technique, it always makes for such a nice neat finish.

Neckband

I stitch the neckband with a straight stitch as it allows the neckband to lie fatter than it would with a stretch stitch which is quite a wide stitch.

I also press the seam open so it lies as flat as possible.

When turning my neckband I find a tailors ham very useful for accurate pressing.

I carefully pin the neckband into place making sure it fits evenly around the neck edge.
For the final step I finish the hems and stitch them in place with a twin needle for a really professional finish.
This top is availible to buy through my NuMonday shop.
If you're interested in how it's made and how you can make your very own raglan top (it's really easy I promise!) scroll on down to find out how.
You'll need the following supplies:
Plus some lovely cotton Lycra stretch fabric.
I earn a small commission when products are purchased through the links I post here (at no additional cost to you). 

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04/07/2020 12:49
Nicely done! I've made a few raglans for myself and they're fun to make :)