Brindille & Twig: Raglan Tee Pattern (#034)

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After I had been sewing for a few months (mostly oneside dresses), I realized that I needed to learn how to sew knits. Babies live in stretchy knit fabric and using quilting cottons just wasn’t cutting it. I signed up for a class at a local sewing shop, Sewn Studio (which has recently closed 🙁 ) to make a knit dress.

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I learned some great basics about how to use a sewing machine to sew knits. There were only two of us in the class, so I got a lot of one-on-one attention from the teacher. The pattern used in the class was from Brindille & Twig and I instantly fell in love.

Made these for my nephew and M to wear on 4th of July. The red & blue fabric is a cotton woven fabric. I used white knit for the back, sleeves, and neckband.

Made these for my nephew and M to wear on 4th of July. The red & blue fabric is a cotton woven fabric. I used white knit for the back, sleeves, and neckband.

The B&T patterns are written in a tutorial format with photos along side each step. Since that first class just about 15 months ago, I have bought quite a few B&T patterns and they make up a lot of M’s wardrobe these days.

Fabric from Joann Fabrics

Fabric from Joann Fabrics

I do find that the Brindille & Twig patterns tend to run a little large. I always size up the neckband at least 2 sizes because M has a huge head (90+ percentile). That first dress I made for her didn’t have a sized up neckband and I couldn’t get it over her head! So I just ripped off the neckband and sewed on the bigger one.

Flowered fabric is from Art Gallery Fabrics

Flowered fabric is from Art Gallery Fabrics

The Raglan T-shirt has the option to make a 3/4 length sleeve or a short sleeve. I’m getting ready to make 3-4 of these for her fall wardrobe with the longer sleeve option. These pictures are some of the ones she wore throughout the summer.

Flowered fabric is from Art Gallery Fabrics

Flowered fabric is from Art Gallery Fabrics

Check out the Brindille & Twig website, with my referral link, you can get 15% off your first purchase (and I get points!). You can also get this hoodie for free (which I have made a couple times). Here is the Raglan T-shirt pattern.

Flamingo fabric is Charley Harper by Birch Organics

Flamingo fabric is Charley Harper by Birch Organics

The only tweak I make to this pattern is to add some extra length to the bodice. M is a tall little girl with a longer torso and extra long legs! T-shirts fit her best with a little extra length added to them.

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2 Responses to “Oliver + S: Playtime Dress (or Tunic)”

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    Erica — November 22, 2016 at 3:56 pm

    I am a long time follower… 🙂 I absolutely love seeing your creations. I am a sewer too, but mainly bags and blankets. I’m not sure how to cross over to clothing, but we’ll see. What equipment do you have? A serger?

    • beantownbaker — November 26th, 2016 @ 12:16 am

      Erica – I started with sewing skirts on to onesie dresses. I took a couple classes at a local small sewing store and watched a LOT of YouTube videos. I bought my sewing machine in April of 2015. I sewed my first knit outfit that August and Hubby got me a serger last year for Christmas. I’ve been sewing mostly knits since I’m sewing for the little one and the serger has been a lifesaver! So much faster than using my sewing machine. I’m definitely still learning, but it’s been a great little hobby to pick up!

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