Raglan Pattern Tour: Greenstyle Centerfield Raglan

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Welcome the extensive Raglan Pattern Review Tour! Tibeca of Sewing by Ti and I will be sewing up a new raglan each week to compare and contrast the differences to help YOU make the best decision for your body and style. At the end there is going to be a huge fabric giveaway, so make sure to check back each week. :D

My first raglan was "The Centerfield Raglan" by Greenstyle Creations. (Make sure you read though the end, there is something special for all the readers!)

(don't I look happy? Well I am. I have birds on my belly.)

I've wanted to sew this raglan forever. I'm a slim fit girl. I mean. SLIM FIT. (This is starting to sound like a diet drink.) So the Centerfield Raglan was right up my alley. 


If you read my blog you'll notice that this is the same fabric I used for my Lady Skater dress. <3 I love this fabric so much. But don't look at my boobs too diligently. FOX PAW - you can see my bra slightly through the main bird panel. Oops. I need beige underwear. 


The Greenstyle is a great beginner pattern. There aren't a ton of confusing options on the standard pattern, however if you want extra options there is an add-on pack to make this a hoodie or a cowl. Personally, I think with the raglan being this fitted it would make a great "runner's hoodie" if sewn in athletic material!


The neckline is a standard feminine crew neck / scoop neck. It's flattering on most body types.


I did the sleeves and back in the same black as I only had scraps from the dress to do the bird panel. That's the great thing about raglans though, it looks totally normal to mix and match! You can always say it's just a "stylistic choice." :) This pic shows the curved hem which feels authentic baseball and very feminine. 


Next time I sew this (yes, next time, because I'm a slim fit girl and this is an ultra slim fit shirt!) I will add a few inches of length to the front and back. This is a standard adjustment for me though. As I continue to sew I learn all sorts of new things to feel insecure about. Like my abnormally long torso. There's a confidence booster. Hahaha!

Who should sew the Centerfield Raglan?
This pattern is probably best for those with more "standard" measurements as the pattern chart only goes off of your bust measurement. (Think rectangle, hourglass, and apple) 
So, if you normally have to blend over a range of sizes, it may want to make a muslin before you sew your final piece. It's also for those who like to wear and are comfortable in fitted clothing. However, you can always achieve a looser fit by going up one size!
ETA: Emily added in the comments that she identifies as pear-shaped and this is her go-to raglan. She's sewn four and they fit her great!

***Angelyn of Greenstyle has generously offered a discount code to all the readers of the raglan blog tour. Make sure to purchase before the end of February to get 25% off your entire Greenstyle order with code Feb25 at Greenstyle.com***

Tibeca put together this handy chart so we can have some easy comparisons. You can flip though this - we tried to keep it standard so you can see the differences between all the raglans that we review.

Next week I'll be reviewing "Lane" from Hey June!

Sizes
XXS-3XL
Printable pattern pages/copy shop version
19 / No
Pages are no trim!
Skill Level
Beginner
Measurements for Rectangles
No 
Line Drawings
No
Size made
Extra Small (34, 27, 37)
Options chosen
Curved Hem, Long Sleeve
Fabric Requirement for your size
2 Yards
Measurement Chart
Body measurement for bust only /
None for finished garment.
Cutting Instructions
No
Pattern Printing Layout
Yes
Cutting Layout
Yes
Suggested Fabrics
Knit with at least 25% stretch
Layer Printing Option
No
Neck Line Options
Feminine Crew / High scoop neck.
Add-on includes three piece hood and cowl neck.
Sleeve Options
Short, long, three quarter, cuffs
Hem Options
Straight or Curved
Color Blocking
No
Seam Allowance
3/8"
Hem Allowance
1/2"
Separate add-on pack
Yes
Fit
Very Slim
Easy to read instructions
Yes, GS instructions have always explained instructions well in my opinion.
Drawing or photograph instructions
Photographs


Make sure to pop over to Tibeca's blog to see her review of the Kitschy Coo Trifecta.



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9 comments:

  1. I am going to respectfully disagree with the suggested body types for this pattern...I am pear-shaped and love this pattern because it is so well-drafted and fits me wonderfully. It is fitted but not skin-tight, so it skims over problem areas and highlights my waistline. I've made it 4 times and counting...

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    1. That is great news, Emily! I will definitely edit my post to reflect that. I'm not a "body expert" by any means and I can only go off of how the pattern fits me, however it's awesome to hear that it's working for the pear-shaped ladies as well! And I'm thankful that you provided some insight for me. <3

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  2. This is definitely a fitted style. I didn't like it so much when i was a larger size, but wear it proudly now. I can't wait to sew up the add on pack!

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    1. I can completely understand that! It's a very fitted style and that's not inside everyone's comfort level. Awesome that you like it now! Won't it be so great to use some supplex and have it as a workout hoodie? :)

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  3. oooh, I'm excited about this. I love raglans. My mom always used to tell me that "we" "couldn't" wear raglans because our hips are too wide and our shoulders are too narrow. I've been happily defying this advice since I was old enough to buy my own clothing.

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    1. Lol you go Kat! Yeah, so many "rules" change so quickly, I find it's best to just ignore them all and wear what makes you happy. (As I'm sure you already do!) I hope you follow along with our posts and find your T&T raglan to continue defying fashion "rules."

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  4. This raglan pattern is the first I've purchased to try. Looking forward to your reviews. I have one cut in supplex to try out (with hoodie!)

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    1. Yes! I can't wait to see it! It's going to be so flattering. :) Glad you're excited about the reviews! We are, too!

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  5. Ah, y yo también estudiaba filología hispánica!

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