June 19, 2016 is Father’s Day and a perfect opportunity to do some sewing for the Dads (or other important men) in your life. I have been testing up a storm on quite a few pieces for myself, but I also got the chance to get in a quick sew for the man in my life.
The Rebel Raglan Sweater was recently released by Wardrobe by Me. I was really surprised by how easy and fast this pattern went together.
Pattern: The Rebel Raglan Sweater
Type/Options: Classic raglan
Designer: Wardrobe by Me
Sizes: Boys 12Y to Mens 2XL
Pattern Features: No trim pages and layers so you only print the sizes you need, US letter and A4 paper format
Pros: Very quick sew, large size range
Cons: Hubby would have preferred a smaller neck opening
Price: $9.00 US
This was my first time testing for Christina at Wardrobe by Me. She is a professional designer and was great to work with. This was also my first time sewing a men’s garment but the instructions were very simple to follow and this went together a lot faster than I was expecting.
The Rebel can be made out of a variety of knits but is designed for medium weight. I used a fairly thin rib knit and I would go down a size if I were to use the same fabric again. It was my first time using a rib knit so I wanted to err on the side of caution. Even though the fit is pretty good, hubby said he would prefer a smaller neck opening on the next one, which should be a pretty simple adjustment. Christina actually did a hack on the neck(and sleeves) to make a more feminine version of this for herself on her blog. Another tester also made herself one and opted to leave off the neck, cuff and bottom bands, giving it a really casual look because of the natural curl that you get with unfinished knit.
You can get a lot of mileage out of this pattern because of the wide range of sizes and the fact that this is a unisex style. I can even see this making a cute raglan dress by adding some length! Hubby won’t have to know how much you are saving by using his pattern, and your savings can go into buying more fabric!!!
Check out the fun photo shoot we did! My hubby is such a great sport 🙂
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