Floral Sleeve Riviera Raglan
Moving to Florida has been a great excuse to make a bunch of basic shirts to fill out my wardrobe. Most of my short sleeve shirts are getting holes because I’ve been wearing them so long! Luckily, I had the Riviera Raglan pattern all prepped from when I made it last summer. I pulled it out and whipped up this cute floral sleeve raglan that is in constant rotation. You can see me wearing it on Instagram as I debate which room to claim for my sewing room.
Last year when I made the Riviera Raglan, I only had 93/7 black cotton lycra. That extra lycra make the fabric thick with extra strong recovery. And after wearing the shirt for a year I feel like that negatively affected the fit of this shirt. It feels a little too tight under my arms. I probably needed to size up the shoulders to accommodate.
So I was really looking forward to seeing how the shirt fit with all 95/5 cotton lycra. And it doesn’t disappoint. I love this shirt! Because the sleeves only take a little bit of fabric, I was brave enough to cut into this gorgeous floral cotton lycra from Raspberry Creek Fabrics. It’s one of my favorite florals ever. My knit bomber jacket uses this same print in French Terry. I just can’t get enough of it.
The only thing I’d change is make the neckline a bit wider/lower and the neckband a little skinnier. I didn’t use the pattern piece provided to determine the length so I may not have the right length for the width of the neckband. However, I’m loving this floral sleeve raglan the way it is and am wearing it every single wash!
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