Friday, 24 January 2020

Mega Max Ribby Raglan in White - Max and Meena Sewing Project


I love how quick and easy this pattern is to sew up. There are loads of options availible to make it really exciting but in it's simplest form this is still a fabulously simple raglan pattern.

I've sewn up this pattern in a ribby fabric a few times now, it works really well.  The rib gives a cheaper fabric quite a bit of extra stretch and the texture adds an interesting detail to an otherwise plain garment.

Tools and Materials:

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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.


Then I finish the sleeves and hems with my overlocker.


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.


Usually I pin the neckband into place but this fabric is particularly heavy so I'm using my dressmakers clips instead.


I stitch my neckband in place with a twin needle.  This sews two rows of perfectly parallel straight stitches on the front of the fabric and a row of zigzag stitching on the back which allows the stitch to stretch with the fabric.  


Tools and Materials:

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Here are some of my other sews with the Max and Meena Mega Max Raglan pattern:

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