I recently received this picture from Jenny. She said that she had been shopping, saw this jacket and decided that she could make it. As she looked at it a little more closely, she realized that she was a bit stumped with the pleats. A light bulb went off, "I can ask Rhonda if she'll help!"
Jenny had purchased this pattern as she felt that it would bring her close to the original jacket. I had hoped to find a good raglan sleeve jacket pattern, but I couldn't and so since Jenny already had this pattern, I bought one too. She had thought that the lavender jacket in the lower left hand corner would work. I don't like the fit of the sleeve. That sleeve is a basic dolman sleeve. So rather than that view, I will start with View A which is in the top right hand corner. This jacket has a set in sleeve. Today I am going to lay the foundation for this pattern by showing you how to take a set in sleeve and turn it into a raglan sleeve.
The Raglan Sleeve
This is the first step in the drafting of Jenny's jacket. Next Thursday I will show you how to make the pleats in the front of the jacket. I will be making this jacket so I will show my progress along the way. Should be fun!!