Friends, I do believe that I am addicted to the Green Style Creations Centerfield Raglan! This one is my favorite one that I have made so far.
I love this textured/quilted knit that I made it out of. I can't remember if I bought it at Joann or Hancock, but I am positive that it was bought at one of those two places.
|Ill fitting skirt made for a lumpy bumpy mid-section|
I changed it up a bit with the cuffs. I like the contrast of it, and it helped me get the sleeves to my perfect length.
My husband gave me the ultimate compliment when I finished it last night when he said that it looked like something you would buy in a store.
The neckline went in like a dream on this particular one. It was truly a joy to sew, and went together quickly.
I love the way that it looks from behind as well. It smooths out all the lumps and bumps.
I serged off the lower hem of the shirt and then used a twin needle to hem it under.
The Centerfield Raglan has quickly become one of my go to patterns. It works well with my plus size body, it is easily manipulated to change it up, and it only has four pattern pieces. I am able to lay out the body pieces on a 60 inch wide one yard long piece of knit, and then I can use 1/2 yard for the sleeves. I have never had a shirt pattern that only required 1 1/2 yards of fabric before. I am able to cut and sew this shirt in about an hour with my rotary cutter and serger.
Friends, if you haven't given the Centerfield Raglan a try and are looking for a good plus size raglan pattern, give it a try. With a few minor tweaks (widening the neck band), it sews up like a dream.