I've been eyeing mismatched raglan sleeve shirts recently, wanting to whip something up for my kid.
Alas, I couldn't find much in way of a plan or instructions or info to give me the confidence. Searches here just turned up LOTS of raglan sweaters. Wrong.
Finally, yesterday I just decided to wing it. I grabbed some purple floral fabrics from my mom's old quilting cotton stash, an old raglan sleeve shirt from my daughter's closet, and threw caution to the wind.
Here's what I ended up with:
Here's the shirt (a 3T SS shirt, with elasticized sleeves and a button back) that I started with.
I wanted it to be a 4-5T when done, with no buttons and no shirred sleeves. I added several inches of length, and made everything just a bit bigger (figuring I can always cut down later).
Here are my 4 pieces (each sleeve and front and back):
I added elastic to each sleeve at the top, and the front of the neckline. I also added a strip of elastic in the middle of each sleeve, to give it a little flounce.
Then, sewed it up!
(she's watching TV and can't be bothered...)
And, with the hem done and accessories (an elasticized headband and little sash tie belt (with elastic in the back as well):
The Back, And one semi Close up:
I actually have more pics if anyone needs it... this whole thing took me less than 2 hours start to finish, and that is planning, sewing, measuring, etc. I tend to never use pins or measure things well, so I was very happy at the ease of this project. I did trace my sleeve, so I can use that for future stuff. LOVE it. I'm making her a rainbow flannel nightgown next with this same plan. I may make some shirts for me and my sister too, with a built in belt (same contrasting fabric as the sleeves).
Let me know what you think!