Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Safari Raglan Tee and Dress, Original Version.

So are you ready for my personal Safari Raglan Tee and Dress Week?
It might sound a bit over the top for a raglan tee and dress pattern - even a very very good one - but I ended up with three different garments (well, four but two are the same) and it would just be a big mess to put them all in the same post SO here we are...three days, three versions and three posts, yay!



The Safari Raglan Tee and Dress is a pattern by Titchy Threads so we all know this is not going to be a post with me complaining, ha. I love her patterns and this is not the exception!

I need to tell you the story of how I ended up sewing this pattern.

It all started with the swan sweatshirt fleece (only pink left) from Miss Matatabi. I bought that and wanted to make the girls dresses with raglan sleeves and some sort of full/gathered skirt.
A long time ago I drafted my own raglan pattern and have sort of random graded it as the kids have grown. But I never really knew what size it was and quite frankly I was just tired of having to measure, guess and grade the pattern every time I needed it SO I started thinking, 'oh if only one of my favorite designer's had a raglan sleeve pattern' and THEN I realized that Laura's Safari Raglan Pattern was exactly what I needed, duh.


But before I started making alterations to the pattern for the swan fabric I decided it was a good idea to sew an original version. Okay, actually I started with the version I'm showing tomorrow but since that is slightly altered, I decided to show you this pure not-altered-at-all version first. Gah, all the decisions we bloggers have to take, haha.


So this is 'just' a classic raglan tee with a perfect fit. I love it SO much. Exactly what I hoped for. It's like a perfect basic style that everyone should have on speed dial in their pattern pile.


The fabrics are quilted rosa knit from Miss Matatabi and grey with golden shimmer French Terry from Mood Fabrics. Which I totally bought to make something for me, ugh :-) Oh, and then a neon pink rib for the neckline from who knows where, ha.


Oh and one last story from the shoot. As per usual this lady refuse whatever I ask her to do, so I had to use all my convincing skills to get her to put this outfit on and take photos. I told her it was going to be super quick and after a few minutes I felt I had what I needed and said, "okay we are done". "Oh really, she responded, that was quick...I can do a few more" and started posing. Ay ay ay, this girl! Next time I will tell her she is NOT allowed to model, ha,

Get your own Safari Raglan Tee and Pattern HERE.

Thank you and see you tomorrow, okay!

23 comments:

  1. That sometimes works with mine, "you can't do that..." ;-) love those fabrics and I think you can pull that pink look on you, a mother-daughter look. :-)

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  2. Loved the "speed dial" haha it´s on my list too! Love this version but seriously can´t wait for the dresses! <3

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  3. So so good Mie!! I've been sewing raglans like hotcakes for me and now you have me thinking I need to start sewing them at that rate for my kids! All 3 of them! Ah! Haha.

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  4. Lovely fabric combination!I'm not fan of pink, but this raglan surely is fabulous! and you are so right, the fit of that pattern is so good!

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    1. Love the fabrics, Love the pink rib. And I definitely Love that you're making it a Safari week because your sewing is too good and should always be shared. (I wrote it first in a way that I think sounded like I was saying the opposite, I'm having trouble with English today heheh sorry)

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    2. I saw both replies (I get emails hehe) and I had no trouble understanding what you were saying and you are very very sweet. Thank you my friend <3

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  6. Love this! The pink fabric is beautiful and I Love the neon pink detail! Need to get this pattern!

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  7. Safari Raglan Week! What a wonderful idea :) This is such a great outfit! I love pink and grey together, and the quilting and stars add the perfect details.

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  8. I love that you're doing a Safari Raglan Week (I agree - this pattern is so terrific)! And by the way, I think you need to do more of these kinds of posts (hint hint). Looking forward to seeing the other versions!

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  9. Oh, such great fabric choices!! And this looks perfect as a little sweatshirt. My Maggie needs one!

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  10. I want one of these in my size! This is fabulous - and looks super comfy! Your sweet daughter for posing for us:)

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  11. I love this version, for me or my girls! Looking forward to more versions...that swan fabric coming up...swoon!

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  12. hahaha! Love that she starts posing when you don't need more! Children! I can't wait to see your others. This one looks amazing and I know I'm with the others that said they want this outfit for themselves!

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  13. When my daughter starts to get cranky I sometimes say, "Don't you smile! Smiling is not allowed around here!" This always gets her smiling and changes her mood in a second. I cannot believe I never used this trick for photoshoots! Gah! Love this top. The colours and fabrics go so well together. I think my daughter would have loved a top like this one :)

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  14. You know I love this :D It's perfect in sooooo many ways. <3

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  15. My daughter would love that shirt. This is amazing <3

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  16. Oh man she is cute and this is one awesome top!

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  17. Seriously cute outfit! Love the top and the hat/pants too, she looks like the coziest kid ever.

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  18. Totally love it! The pants as well by the way!

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  19. Love this whole soft and cosy look. The safari raglan is fab, as is the hat and the pants. Love it ALL.

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