Sunday, February 18, 2018

Ragdoll Raglan



My best friend is getting married soon and I know she's a fan of comfy sweaters so when the Ragdoll Raglan from Patterns for Pirates was released, I didn't care that the wedding is months away, I knew exactly who I wanted to make one for!

I had this gray sweater knit in my last 50 Shades of Grey box from Sincerely Rylee that was waiting for it's perfect match.  

It's so soft, cozy and stretchy!  My serger was so smooth and the project went fast!  Definitely helped having a cover stitch though for the detail of the hem at the hips and because the fabric is so soft and stretchy.  I used stretch thread too.

The bride is a little bit shorter than me but requires a full bust adjustment.  Based on how the pattern is meant to look (an easy raglan sleeve that looks like a dolman) I realized I could just add height like I would for me and it would give her the right fit.  

I used the open back option - not my normal thing, but my friend has a tattoo that she loves and this will be perfect to show it off!



She can pull off the casual sweater look any day or time of the year!  I'm doing my best to model it, but it will look so much better on her!

I decided to add a fun graphic with Glitter Heat Transfer Vinyl using my Cricut (I just have an Air Explore, haven't upgraded to the Maker yet).  

I zoomed in so you can see that's not filter, the Glitter vinyl really sparkles on its own:




I don't have a heat press yet, so I'm just using my iron.  Sometimes I cheat and add a dab of "OK to Wash It", especially on the hollowed out letters that tend to be near where a seat belt would rub.  



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