What an amazing holiday break! I hope you all had a great time with family and friends. I’m back at it today, after a short break from blogging, with the Riviera Raglan from New Horizons Designs. I bought the pattern some time ago, but I just hadn’t gotten the chance to sew one up. This pattern is the ultimate raglan pattern. It has anything you ever wanted in a raglan. You can make a sweatshirt, one with a hood, a placket, a swing top, you name it. With all of these options available, I decided to sew up 3 different styles all stemming from the same pattern. First, I made a comfy, cozy sweatshirt out of quilted knit.
This pattern comes with two different sleeve cut lines. There’s the standard cut, that goes from the collar bone and cuts down to under the arm. There’s also a high cut sleeve. The high cut goes from where the neck and the top of the shoulder meet down to under the arm. This is with the banded hem and the cuffed sleeves. I used the standard cut sleeves for this version. I got this gorgeous fabric from Raspberry Creek Fabrics last year. Quilted knit is so in right now, and I love that I can make a sweatshirt look with this pattern. Next, I made a more swing style top. I used the high cut sleeve line on this one. You can see that the sleeve starts much higher on the neck, giving a deeper angle to the sleeve. I did the handkerchief hem, and made it in rayon spandex. I knew that I wanted a more flowy top with this hem style.
Right before Christmas, we went to see the new Star Wars movie. I just had to make this last shirt to wear when we went to see it. I made your typical raglan. I used some cotton lycra for this one from my stash. I got the Star Wars fabric from So Sew English last year when they had it. I added the saying using my new Cricut Maker (blog post to come) and EasyPress.
Below, I’ve added the line drawing from the pattern to show all the different options that are available with the Riviera pattern. I’ve collected raglan patterns, but who knows why when I’ve had this pattern in my stash.