Raglans are comfortable, casual, and cool for boys and girls alike. This simple style can be made in a range of bodice and sleeve lengths so that you can get just the look you want for any season. Adorable raglan tops, pullovers, and gowns are a great use for soft knits and cozy fleeces. Raglans are perfect for embellishing with applique, machine embroidery, and even iron-ons.
If you have never worked with knits before, this is the perfect style to start with! This eBook is loaded with tips and tricks for handling and sewing knits. Detailed illustrations and photographs take you through each step of garment construction. Also included are instructions for making mock layered sleeves and “reconstructed” raglans. With patterns from sizes 6 months through 10 years (fitted styles up to 12 years), you can make righteous raglans for tots to tweens! All you need are the right notions, a basic sewing machine with straight and zig-zag stitches, and soft, comfy knit fabric. As in the other volumes of the SewBoutique4Dolly & Me series, patterns are included tomake tiny raglans for 15”-18” dolls.
Instructional Pages: 44
Photos and Diagrams: over 100
"Hoods" by CarlaC Dolly Designs
Top off your raglan with a stylish hood! Attached in place of the neckband, the hood is a fun and easy way to add flair and warmth to your creation. Use lightweight knits for year-round wear, and snuggly fleeces for the colder months. You can even use T-shirts to make reconstructed “hoodies!”
Instructional Pages: 11
*Note: These are downloadable instructions for making a shirt. This Ebook does include pattern pieces. Since it is a download, you will receive this by email and it will also be located in the "My Library" section of your user account immediately after purchase.
*Note: These are downloadable instructions and pattern for making an item. Since it is a download, a window will open to download and when you are signed into your user account at the time of purchase, it will also be located in the "My Library" section of your user account immediately after purchase.
CLAYTON, MICHELLE - March 18th, 2013
Martin, Lauren - January 1st, 2013
This was my introduction to sewing knits and it made things so easy. I have made both of my daughters nightgowns, pajama tops, and hoodies using this pattern. The first top I made did take me a while, just because I kept referring back to the directions to make sure I wasn't messing now that I've made several of them I can make one in about an hour. Really good starting point to working with knits and a great staple sewing pattern.
Morgan, Lisa - December 15th, 2012
Loved it! We have made tons of hoodies for the granddaughters they can never have enough they say!
Philley, Beth - December 10th, 2012
This was really hard for me!
Devaney, MJ - November 4th, 2012
I am using this pattern to make seagull costumes for Scuttle and his friends for a production of the Little Mermaid and it worked well--I modified the pattern a bit to give the sleeves a more pronounced wing look and added many rows of alternating grey and white feathers cut from cotton stretch fabric. The pattern is perfect for this. I'll post a picture in the photo section!
Sipe, Kelli - October 23rd, 2012
Love, love, love all of Carla's patterns. This pattern is super easy to make, looks great like all of her wonderful patterns!
Sole - August 5th, 2012
i made a couple of hooded t-shirts already and I'm planning to make more but with some alteration because I need them more roomy for my chubby 3 yo. Apart from that I like a easier fit more. The pattern and instructions are great.
barba, natalia - July 28th, 2012
Love the pattern Thank you =)
Costa, Vanessa - July 18th, 2012
Love this pattern! Only wish it went up to bigger sizes!!
Glenn, Tiffany - June 28th, 2012
this was one of my first patterns with sleeves, i was excited with the way it turned out, the authors patterns are my favorite!
Collins, Karey - June 15th, 2012
Great pattern if even if you are new to knits. Carla C has done it again!
Gilbert, Karen - May 22nd, 2012
Great pattern for boys or girls! Easy to follow!
litteken, amber - April 27th, 2012
I had a blast with this pattern very easy to follow, I only wish it came in bigger sizes, my son loves the hoodies I have made but sadly he is now to big
Doss, Lynn - April 25th, 2012
Easy pattern fits great. I only have one complaint. I wish it went into bigger sizes. My kids are bigger and still want this style shirt. They think they can never have too many hoodies.
MLB - April 9th, 2012
This is how I learned to sew with knits! Great pattern.
Campbell, Robin - April 9th, 2012
Great pattern all the shirts I have made have come out perfect...helped me prefect my sewing with knits as well!
Graves, Karen - March 21st, 2012
I used this pattern to upcycle some adult pj's into baby size pj's and it worked great! I can't wait to use it again!
Smith, Patsy - March 9th, 2012
Great pattern with great tips for choosing knit fabric. This is a classic and a keeper!
Ramos, Marsha - March 7th, 2012
Easy to follow, love it! Thank you!
Laney, Melissa - February 26th, 2012
Enjoyed the pattern
autumn2606 - February 17th, 2012
Awsome pattern I was able to cut down a super cute shirt that didn't come in my daughters size so that she could wear it for VBS last summer. You couldn't even tell it had been altered. Love it!
Cameron, Callie - February 16th, 2012
Easy to follow like all of CarlaCs patterns!
Giddings, Robin - February 15th, 2012
Stockton, Rebekah - February 13th, 2012
I love, love, love all of Carla C's patterns. I especially love that she includes doll patterns, too.
Normandin, Melissa - February 5th, 2012
This pattern is so easy to follow! I've made many dresses and shirts using this pattern.....thanks!
ashley5562 - January 25th, 2012
Easy to follow. Great results. TY!
thornbrugh, christy - January 21st, 2012
Her patterns are the best i used it for my first shirt pattern and it was perfect
Kristy'sCraftyCloset - January 19th, 2012
WONDERFUL pattern. A go to pattern for me.
Winters, Shannon - January 17th, 2012
Fantastic pattern! Easy to follow instructions and fabulous results!
LENG, DONNA - January 12th, 2012
Gotta love knits now!! Be afraid of jersey and such like no longer now that Carla C has come to the rescue with this awesome and easy to follow pattern - Simply fantastic! :o)
Theresa AKA Grammie - January 12th, 2012
Love this pattern. I have used it for everything from tshirts to pajamas....even used it as the base for rain slickers for the grandkids! So glad I purchased it!
Mears, Jayma - January 7th, 2012
I love CarlaC's patterns! Her instructions and descriptions make it easy to follow, and practically guarantee success, whether you're a beginner or experienced seamstress.
Catt, D - January 6th, 2012
Love it. Very clear instructions, the dolly pattern is a fabulous extra. I made coordinating shirts for my son and his doll. A wonderful pattern. Well illustrated and well described. Love that I can customize the pattern a great deal with the instructions given instead of just making one look. I will be back for more patterns.
bobobabymae - January 6th, 2012
5 stars!!! Amazing fun pattern!!!
Hill, Jessica - January 5th, 2012
I've just recently started sewing with knits. This ebook was fantastic and very easy to follow. I love all the hood options!
Ginger - January 5th, 2012
Great directions, great pattern. I upcycled some of my husband's old t-shirts into a toddler shirt.
Cox, Khristine - January 5th, 2012
Great tips and a wonderful pattern to follow great work once again.
Mullins, Jeanette - October 13th, 2011
I like a lot of things about this pattern but the sizing is out. There has obviously been alot of work put into it and it is easy to sew but beyond about 5 yrs the pattern comes up very narrow in the body. Going by measurements my skinny 7 yr old could wear a 5 as a t shirt or a 7 as a sweatshirt but in practice even the size 9 comes up only just big enough and that was in a very stretchy lightweight fleece. It's a bit odd. The size 5 works ok in my 3 yr old. I'll be going back to my other pattern.
sknake - August 1st, 2001
I love this pattern! I was new to sewing knits but this has definitely given me confidence. Excellent and easy to follow instructions!
Nicki Green - August 1st, 2001
I love this pattern! I wasn't sure how well I would do with knits, since I have never really worked alot with this material. But, the pattern was well explained and simple!!
Valerie Emerson - August 1st, 2001
Another winner from Carla C! Like many others, my son (6) wants something new also when I make gorgeous goodies for my daughter. This fits the bill perfectly! After only a few tries my shirts, thanks to Carla's expert instructions, tips and tricks with knits, they look store bought and people just can't believe I made it! Plus, using recycled t-shirts makes this an economical pattern. Worth every penny, you just can't go wrong with this pattern. Pair it with the Easy Fit Pants and you have the perfect pair of pj's, or leggings for a cute girlie outfit....lots of possibilities, just like every fantastic Carla C pattern!
Elaine - August 1st, 2001
Over the years I've made my kids X-mas PJ's, never perfect knit tops, never to be worn again, because the sleeves were too long, the rib neck was off, etc. This has been the pattern I've ALWAYS wanted! Thank you so much to the great easy step by step illustration!
Jerilyn - August 1st, 2001
My son is wanting me to sew him outfits whenever I am sewing a creation for my daughter so I was thrilled to see this raglan outfit...perfect for a 6 year old boy! When I received the pattern, I was overwhelmed by the amount of information but quickly saw how valuable it all was. I strictly followed her pattern and did not encounter any problems with sewing knits! It was amazing...CarlaC's step by step procedure was like having a sewing class in my home. I am so excited that I have a new skill...sewing knit fabric. I look forward to making many more raglan tops!
amanda vines - August 1st, 2001
What a wonderful pattern! I'm so glad I got it. Quickly sewed up a new shirt for my son and I have plans for lots more. And with the great range of sizes I can also use it to make shirts for my daughters too. Thanks for the great ebook!
Vita - August 1st, 2001
This pattern was so awesome! I can't believe the quality of information for the price! I've been seeing raglans all over ebay and couldn't wait to join in. Especially now, since my son has begun to wine that I sew for my girls all the time, but never for him. Not only has this given me a pattern to make endless wardrobe options for him, but for my daughters also. I thought it was just so cool that I made a perfect shirt the first time around with no prior experience, thanks to these instructions. I'm so excited, I don't think I'll ever buy t-shirts again! CarlaC rocks!
Majd - August 1st, 2001
Wow, I am new to sewing and this ebook is a must for any sewer. The information is great and she has put so much work and thought into it...a great buy.
Wendy - August 1st, 2001
I made two of these today! I wasn't sure how it was going to work for me (I've never sewed knits, and have only really been sewing a few months!) but it was really easy! The second shirt took only 90 minutes of sewing time, and my almost-5 YO DS is going to *love* it when he wakes up in the morning. Thanks for giving me so much confidence, CarlaC!
Lynne from Down Under - August 1st, 2001
I've just finished making this top up in a minky fleece for my baby daughter. Talk about a fantastic ebook! I had no trouble understanding Carla's directions, and have never sewn knits with such ease before. Thank you Carla for this wonderful pattern. I am sure I will be making many many more of these in the future!
Misty - August 1st, 2001
Thank you, Carla! This ebook is comprehensive without being tedious, easy to follow even for a novice and so versatile. I was able to make the most adorable pajamas for my son and my daughter, starting a new tradition for Christmas Eve! My daughter is getting a 18" doll this year and imagine her delight when she finds not only the doll, but a complete dolly wardrobe in fabrics that match her own dresses! More than that my son, who I've never been brave enough to sew for, will also have a some goodies under the tree made by me. I highly recommend this and other ebooks by Carla C. I purchased a couple others the day I got this one and so far each one as been just what I was looking for.
sara - August 1st, 2001
Loved this pattern!! I am a self taught sewer, but I was worried this might be a little too simple, but it is totally worth the price. It is very informative. It has so many options and is still easy to understand.
Rosemary Wilmott - August 1st, 2001
Carla C's Raglan pattern was the first tee shiert pattern I purchsed and sewed. It went together easily and in no time at all I had a nice looking shirt. I was a very beginner sewer at that stage and if I could do it then so can you. The instructions are extremely detailed, clear and concise. There are plenty of pictures to help show you what to do next. If you want to work with knits but aren't sure where to start, I Highly Recommend this pattern. You will never need another shirt pattern. My kids have plain tees and hoodies all made form Carla's pattern.
Deanna Gibson - August 1st, 2001
What a great and easy pattern! I was a bit skeptical of the neckline as it is different from how I usually do necklines with knits. I decided to give it a try anyway and am so glad I did. It came out looking professional! Everyone thought the shirt was store bought! I've made 2 so far and am making more for all my boys!
Brenda Evans - August 1st, 2001
This is a wonderful e-book - it'd be a deal at twice the price! Lots of terrific info and tips for sewing knit fabric as well as clear instructions for how to customize this pattern to make it your own! I absolutely LOVE all of CarlaC's ebooks, but this is a favorite, for sure!
Laura Pearce - August 1st, 2001
Very easy to follow and I've done really well with this pattern even though I'd never done a knit neckline before :) Great Ebook by an awesome author :)