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Me Made May 2016 Week 3 and Completed: Hey June Lane Raglan Tee

I’ve halfway met my goal for MMMay16: I made one thing! And I’m still plugging away on my shirtdress, so hopefully that will get done too.

Day 16 and 17: On the 16th I buckled down and sewed up the Hey June Lane Raglan. My sewing mojo was very low at this point – two weeks of looking at 5 year old makes that don’t fit anymore (or never did) and that are not styles I wear anymore was bumming me out. I felt like I didn’t have a good enough grasp of my style to make things I would wear and that I was a failure at fitting. This is doubly depressing when this is what you do for a living.

With some trepidation I cut into my precious, discontinued Girl Charlee fabric and hoped for the best. Turns out I got lucky! I could nitpick – the sleeves need a little hemming and could stand to bit a bit more fitted but overall it is comfortable, flattering, matches clothes I already own and definitely fits in my color palette without being boring. AND IT WAS A STASHBUST!!!! ALL THE WIN!!!!

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Pattern: Hey June Lane Raglan
Size: Medium
Rating: 3/5
Fabric and Notions: Girl Charlee fabrics

Notes:

  • I sewed a medium with no FBA. I had read lots of reviews before attempting this pattern and even though I am a DD cup, it sounded like the FBA was designed for ladies more endowed than myself. If I make it again I might go down a size, if I was using a more stable fabric or making a rash guard from it and then I might try the FBA. As it is, this shirt is a great everyday shirt or could even be made to be a sleep shirt.
Day 18: I wore my striped psychedelic pants from Simplicity 2373 then my me-made socks again later when it got chilly.
These pants stay in my closet because I really enjoy them, but in all these years I have yet to find a top that I feel actually matches and flatters them.
Day 19: The 1940s cycling outfit made its second appearance for biking to the college.

Day 20: This is a 1970s pattern, McCall’s 5145 in delicious linen. It was getting hotter out so I mowed the lawn in it. Then I got my letter of acceptance to go back to college!

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