Version #1 with short sleeves in an Italian linen from Josephine's Dry Goods. I am wearing a size 6.
I am so happy to be announcing the release of the Remy Raglan pattern! This is probably the least frantic I have ever been during a pattern release and I don't know why. Maybe I am numb from all that is going on in the world outside my home and I have succumb to a "relax-at-home" attitude. Whatever the case, I managed to get this pattern finished in between making sure my son is getting his school work done and our new puppy isn't chewing up everything in site (actually he's pretty good).
Remy is a very simple style and it is so quick and easy to sew even though it is beautifully finished with French seams. I originally made it to pair with the Burnside Bibs and Free Range Slacks for their respective photoshoots. I didn't think to release it because it was so plain, but I had so many inquiries about it, that I decided to make it into a pattern. I did add a few variations to spruce it up a bit though. I should mention that it is only offered as a pdf right now but it is on it's way to the printer and it will be a paper pattern (the printer is quite backed up however). It includes both size ranges (00-20 & Curvy 18-34).
Remy shown above with the Burnside Bibs and Free Range Slacks patterns.
Remy is a loose fitting raglan with two sleeve lengths and two front options. Version #1 is a plain front and version #2 is a split front with a center front keyhole and button detail. The sleeves are meant to be rolled up and I think they look best this way. This was specifically designed to be made up in light-weight linen so it drapes nicely, however, it can work in other fabrics if they are light enough in weight or have a little bit of drape to them. I am advising not to use one-sided prints as they don't look good once the sleeves are rolled up and the sleeves do look best rolled up.
I love this top because it is something that is so easy to wear and I have several in my closet. I think of it as the supporting actor in a movie. It may not always be the main focus, but its role is important as it supports the entire look and completes an outfit. It is also the perfect blank canvas for showing off a beautiful yarn dyed linen fabric.
Curvy Fit version #1 in a premier finish, yarn dyed linen from Fabric-Store.com . Hayley is wearing a size 22.
If you are looking for a simple top with a little more detail, version #2 might be your style. The split front detail is just screaming to be color blocked and that beautiful button you have been saving for something special could be a design feature focal point on the keyhole neck.
Version #2 with 3/4-length sleeves in yarn-dyed linen fabric scraps in a size 6.
Version #2 with short sleeves in crimson from Pure Linen Envy out of Canada.
I am wearing a size 6.
Version #1 with 3/4-length sleeves in Hunter linen viscose from pdxsewingstudio.com .
And again with the sleeves unrolled. It works here because the fabric has some drape but usually, the sleeves look best rolled up.
Haley in version #1 with 3/4-length sleeves in English Rose linen from Fabric-Store.com . Again, she is wearing a size 22.
It has been interesting trying to photoshoot garments during a quarantine. I am not comfortable in front of the camera but I had to make do. I did have help from some of my local sewing friends for this photoshoot right before the quarantine but I didn't get everything done in time and so had to do the rest myself. Here are a few of the photographs featuring Becky (@workhorsepatterns) and Denise (@pimpslapped). Sewing friends are the best and I think they look gorgeous too!
Becky is wearing plain front version #1 in an open weave, yarn-dyed linen from Mill End Fabrics in Portland. She is wearing a size 8.
Denise is wearing plain front Version #1 but the neckline bias facing has been widened to become a binding so that some print mixing could be added to the neckline. These are very light-weight, block printed cottons from Drygoods Design. Denise is wearing a size 6.
Head over to the website and take a look at all of the photos. The Remy Raglan will be 20% off through May 25th - no code needed. Thank you for reading! Be well.