Almost 2 years ago to the day, I made up this raglan sleeved t-shirt for a Thrifty Thursday post. Wow, I can't believe that it was 2 years ago!!!
The pattern is from On The Cutting Room Floor. It's a rather boxy top that includes a hip band.
So here it is,
If my memory serves me well, I believe that I added 2" to the bottom of the top to compensate for leaving off the bottom band.
As for the pattern placement, this was a fussy cute situation. The pattern was placed on the fabric to get just the right design. It's not perfect, but close enough ;)
I recently wore the top to dinner at a friend's home. Two other couples had been invited whom I'd never met. When the hostess asked if I had made the top(she knows I sew), I said yes, and the other 2 women were shocked! Always a great compliment :)
If you would like to give the pattern a try, you can find the FREE DOWNLOAD HERE.
A few things to take note of:
*Be sure that the guide box is the correct size after printing.
*It is a boxy fit, so in order to get a fitted look, you will need to taper the side seams.
This is a fun pattern for mixing fabrics and a great way to use up a few scraps that are just too large to part with.
There are a number of other free patterns on the website, so be sure to look around.