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As you know, I’m weak for raglan tees! I was thinking how cute they would be in a summer dress, so of course I had to make some for my girls. The Raglan Baseball Tee Dress turned out soooooo cute for my girls!
You know that I love red white blue for all things summer, and so that’s the angle I went with these dresses. Love them!
It was fun to join in on the (30) Days of Sundresses!
Raglan Baseball Tee Dress
–Contrasting Fabric (I used red white and blue knit that I found at none other than Walmart!! such an awesome find!)
—Double Needle for hemming
Just a note about the raglan pattern that I used – I love using PDF patterns, but my least favorite part is taping all the pieces together to form one giant sheet. This particular pdf comes with the option to print as a full engineer print, so I was able to have it printed on one giant sheet instead of taping everything together – loved that!
I forgot to take any pictures of dress construction, whoops!! You’ll just be following the pattern instructions, but when you cut out the front and back pieces to the tee, you’ll want to extend it down about 15 inches, to turn the tee into a dress. Really, that’s all there is to it to alter the pattern! Everything else stays the same.
Hemming knit is always something I’ve struggled with – what has been working best for me is using a double needle, it’s called a twin needle. It goes into your machine like a regular needle would, but it branches into two needles. It makes it so that you sew two lines at once and it makes for a great hem on knit. You just run two threads through your machine at the same time – any machine can sew it.
The fun of a raglan is that you can use a couple different contrasting fabrics. The options are endless! I love use the sleeve fabric for the neckband. I think it’s fun how these dresses match in opposite ways.
Enjoy sewing some up for yourself!!