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I recently applied to join the promotional team at New Horizons, and was excited to be accepted! I’ve made several of their patterns, and I really love the style and quality of her designs. Most I’ve made have been for personal use, not testing, so since I wasn’t required to take good photos, I didn’t 🙂 But I have loved this company for a long time!
The first pattern I chose was the Riviera raglan. I almost didn’t because, raglan. Everyone has a raglan pattern, or 546736 in their pattern stash. But even though I own several raglan patterns too, I have a few favorites for different reasons, and I thought this would be another great option to try, since the amount of options are CRAZY in this thing!
Well, I saw an inspiration image, and decided I needed to go and add another option to this pattern. Ha! It’s the simplest thing, though, so I took a couple of pictures to show you what I did. My inspiration was a dress length raglan, with lace short sleeves, so I wanted to use the tunic length of this pattern, and extend it down to dress length.
After cutting out the tunic length of the pattern, I held it up to me, to see how much length to add. I decided to add 6″ and I am 5’7″ for reference. To cut it out, I placed the pattern on my fabric, and cut around the bottom hem, and up the side, just to the bottom band cut line marking. Then I scooted the pattern up 6″ and cut the rest of the pattern out, cutting straight down to finish the side cut. Do the same thing for the front and back pieces, and you’re done!
This fabric is rayon spandex from Simply by Ti. I love her prices and selection. You will have to check her out for all your basics, and more! She regularly has fun fabrics, sparkles, tie dye, fun prints, etc… and lots of different bases, on top of having excellent quality french terry, cotton Lycra, and rayon spandex solids.
Black rayon spandex: Simply by Ti
Black lace: Joann