Save The Date – A Slim Fit Raglan Sew-Along 56


Last summer, the lovely Kelly Hogaboom, code named the Vegan Tailor introduced me to sewing with knits through her Jalie Swimsuit SAL. She was so very kind, responding to my half a bajillion questions, even taking the time to Skype with me about all sorts of projects. We’ve since bonded over our love of bespoke clothing. And I do believe it was she who introduced me to one of the loves of my life, Patterns 4 Pirates. Which brings us to March’s endeavor:

When Kelly told me she was looking for someone to host the Slim Fit Raglan Sew Along with her I was ALL over it. What better way to celebrate my birthday month than with a sew-along from one of my favorite pattern companies? If you’d like to join us and get all the email updates, click on over to the Save the Date post on Kelly’s website.

Patterns 4 Pirates (affectionately known as P4P) makes up most of wardrobe these days and a good chunk of my daughter’s. Not only do the patterns include a range of sizes from XXS to 3XL, but they are showcased on all the different sizes. For that simple reason alone I am a huge fangirl. I also love the versatility of their patterns. Each one comes with a few different options when making it up, allowing for a variety of garments.

Kelly plans to showcase the regular Slim Fit Raglan and her post has all the details and basics about P4P, so I won’t re-invent the wheel. Meanwhile, I’m going to be using the add-on pack, as well as some pattern mashing to create a few garments based on “pinspirations”. My plan is three shirts:

  • a man’s hoodie – made from French Terry. Raglan sleeves mashed with the Men’s Henley
  • basic hoodie – French Terry and lace sleeves with a lowered neck placket that laces up through some grommets
  • a hacked boho tunic dress – cold shoulder/flared sleeves, mashed with the lower part of the Free Spirit Tank

Giveaway Closed

My goal is to show just how awesome the P4P patterns are, and encourage more people to hack and mash to create truly original garments. To help with that, I want to host a giveaway to kick things off! The winner will receive a gift card for $9 (enough to purchase the featured pattern). All you have to do to enter is comment on this post with a picture of the fabric* you’d like to turn into a Slim Fit Raglan before March 1st. I’ll pick a winner on my birthday, March 6. Good luck!

*If you don’t have a picture of the fabric, a simple comment will do, but I doooo love to see the pretties!

Next Up: Pattern Mashing


56 thoughts on “Save The Date – A Slim Fit Raglan Sew-Along

  • Rox

    A Free Spirit/Raglan hybrid is something I’ve been pretty keen on eventually mashing together. I can not wait to see your version!

    • admin Post author

      Awesome! Mine’s going to be a pretty hacked up version, but the steps I’m using will definitely work for a more straight-forward mashup.

  • mommyof2girls2008

    Hello! I am new to your blog. I would love to make a sfr with a bird pattern fabric – something in grey or light blue!!

  • Kadie Robinson

    I’m not sure how to add a pic but I’m hoping to use a light grey knit with a small chevron for my SFR!

  • Juliana Risell

    This sounds fun! I have a bunch of SFRs planned out.. Guess I’ll have to wait on them to sew along! 🙂

  • Alicia

    Can’t wait! We just moved into our new house so I’m going to hustle and get my sewing space set up. Hoping to make a SFR tunic length with a hoodie out of some striped French terry I have. But honestly, I have no clue what fabric I have packed away so I’m sure I’ll change 10 times!

    • admin Post author

      Today while I was driving I had two or three more ideas for raglans, lol. It’s definitely an addiction!

  • Allison

    I might have to follow along. I have seen so many posts of the slim fit raglan and have been tempted to buy it and try it out. This would be the perfect time.

    • admin Post author

      Definitely a perfect time! Kelly is going to be really getting into detail about how to construct the raglan. So if you’ve never done one before it’ll be an excellent tutorial. Plus, she’s amazing for answering questions!!

  • Becci Manies

    I would love to use a floral DBP for the body and stripe for the sleeves and this sew along is nudging me toward ordering 🙂 I’m finishing up my Sunshine dress then I’ll order!

  • Brandi Morales

    Telio Dakota Stretch Rayon Jersey Knit Floral Print Red/Blue <—– I think this would make a super cute raglan. I just wish I could add the picture of it.

  • Jenna Kirby

    I Don’t Know How To Post A Picture On here, But I plan on using my mermaids fabric from Wanderlust for my sfr! I have been saving it and I think it would be perfect for a raglan!

    • admin Post author

      imgur.com is a great way to share photos online. You upload and it gives you a link. But i have seen that fabric, it’s wonderful and would make an excellent SFR!

    • admin Post author

      imgur.com is a great way to share photos online. You upload and it gives you a link. The fabric sounds lovely!

  • Peggy

    First of all, Happy Birthday! 🎂 🎂 🎂 I’m not sure yet about the fabric for the sfr. I need to go to the fabric store. This will be my first time sewing with knits. I hope I can keep up with you all!

  • Caleigh

    My SFR is going to be grey french terry with floral sleeves! Can’t figure out how to add a photo of the fabric though

  • Tahana Young

    I have yet to choose my fabric! I will be choosing something super comfortable though. Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Allison Moroso

    I’m going with a traditional looking baseball raglan, white body with charcoal sleeves to support my littles playing T-ball and baseball this season. When I’m done, I’m going to add something cute with vinyl! I’m so excited!

  • Crystal

    I have a gray floral French terry that I’m going to use for the body, and a cream CL for the sleeves. I would like to do a stripe for the sleeves, if I can get one in time!

  • ambie719

    I am newish to sewing and a total knits virgin so I’m excited and terrified to join in and start sewing my own wardrobe! I”m thinking I’ll do mine with a heather/charcoal grey body and wine sleeves/trim 🙂

  • Val Clements

    Happy upcoming birthday. Sew looking forward to the SFR Sewalong. This will be my first SFR, not sure what fabric I will use. I will post when I decide. Thanks for the opportunity to join in😍Val

  • Anette

    Sooo, I’ve been trying to post a picture of my fabric, but that’s not an easy task. But I’ve chosen a dark blue french terry with grey cotton lycra for the arms. The grey cotton lycra have a lace pattern on it and I it ❤️ Can’t wait for the sew-along!

  • Sue Johnson

    I’m in bed, can’t sleep, and don’t want to wake the house going through my stash to decide on fabric! Most likely, I also lack knowledge about how to post a picture here (I see others are also unsure.). Oh,my! I’m typing a book–blaming insomnia!
    Thank you so much for having this sew-along. It will be my first using a P4P pattern: Aren’t these patterns all great? The P4P group is among my favorite things on Facebook. The girls are really creative and loads of fun; and, best of all, they are very kind and encouraging.
    I’m looking forward to the Sew-along with you and Kelly (Isn’t Kelly’s crossover cardigan stunning!!!)

  • Jennifer devore

    Hello! First off, happy almost birthday! I’ve made several SFRs and I LOVE that pattern! There a bunch of add ons that I haven’t tried but would love to so i can’t wait to follow along here! I have this gorgeous navy floral dbp from SlyFox fabrics that I think would make a beautiful SFR 🙂

  • Heather Naretto

    I would ise my TKB clouds, for sleeves and probably black for the bodice. Would post a picture, but i cant seem to locate how to attach it!

  • Suzy Rick

    I can’t figure out the picture thing. My fabric choice is two different soft and drapey FT. One is gray with him ivory stripe and the other is some design with gray, ivory and coral.

  • Treena Squires

    I’m thinking a heathered grey ryayon Knit paired with DBP. Hmm the possibilities! My house is still sleeping so I am unable to snap a pic.

  • Katie

    So excited to start sewing on this project. I would be doing this with a lovely teal pattern for spring!

  • Kristi Stokes

    I’m not sure how to add a picture to this comment, but I have some amazing Star Wars fabric that would make a great slim fit raglan!!

  • Sam

    I can’t add a photo, but I have an old house coat of my Grandma’s that’s pink with white polka dots that is screaming to become some sleeves on a shirt! I’m not too sure what to use for the body at this point, so waiting on making it.

  • Morgan

    I don’t have a photo, but plan to use French terry in a light pink with silver hearts and aDBP in turquoise.

  • nelliecrafter

    I’m still trying to decide on fabric. My stash has been growing, growing, growing; and I ordered more lovelies late last night. Can’t wait to receive a big package from Girl Charlee! While I’m waiting, I’ll dig through the goodies fresh from my laundry room, because among those I’ll most likely find a fave for this exciting sew along! Guess I’d best get all these soft, luscious fabrics hidden away from the rest of the household… wouldn’t want anyone around here to begin adding up what I’ve spent since I became a pirate! Argh…

  • Ashley

    I’m hoping to have enough of my mint and grey fabric to make one! I’ve been wanting to try this pattern but being a newbie it was intimidating 🙂

  • Sara duarte

    I love this hack! I love the open neck and grommets!!! I have some french terry I need to use!

  • Lindsey decker

    I know I’m too late for the giveaway but I’m wanting to make a hoodie with teal floral French terry coordinating with black French terry from So Sew English. I’m at work so can’t post pics at the moment. I’d also love to figure out how to make it nursing friendly.

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