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The New and Improved Lane Raglan

By Allie

Allie is the co-founder of Indiesew and creator of all things pretty on the site. Follow Allie and receive other Indiesew updates by subscribing to the blog.

 Indiesew Blog | See how the Lane Raglan got a facelift!

One of Indiesew’s most popular patterns has undergone a facelift! Adrianna, the brains behind Hey June sewing patterns, re-released the Lane Raglan recently with some major bonus features and a brand new fit. This pattern has been a standby in my closet for many reasons: it sews up in a snap, it’s a versatile silhouette, and (perhaps the most important) it’s comfortable. So it was hard to imagine the Lane Raglan getting much better, but it has! Let’s see how:

New and Improved Lane Raglan by Hey June


The Lane Raglan pictured left is sewn in a lightweight rayon Lycra jersey with 3/4 sleeves and curved hem. The neckline is a bit wider and deeper due to the extreme drape and stretchiness of this type of fabric. 

The Lane Raglan pictured right is sewn in our Oatmeal French Terry and this type of yarn dyed jersey (but in red). I chose the elbow sleeves and curved hem. It’s paired with the Birkin Flares for a fun 70’s look. 


Built-in Full Bust Adjustment

A raglan shirt can be difficult to adjust for those who prefer a full bust adjustment (FBA). Thus, Adrianna has added an entirely different pattern piece for those ladies who need one! The pattern gives detailed instructions on how to determine if you should use the FBA piece. Using this piece will reduce excess fabric around the armpit and create a smooth fit through the bust.


Slimmer Fit through Bust

Not only is there a new FBA pattern piece, but the Lane Raglan now features a slimmer fit through the bust for all sizes! You’ll notice there’s no excess fabric above the bust or near the armpit. This results in a flattering garment that can be dressed up or down. 

Slim fit through bust | Lane Raglan by Hey June


New Sleeve Length Options

In addition to the Lane’s original long sleeves with cuffs, the new version includes elbow, 3/4, and long sleeves with no cuffs! I’m partial to the elbow and 3/4 sleeves as I tend to scrunch my sleeves up anyway. 

New sleeve options | Lane Raglan sewing pattern


New Hem Options

The original Lane featured a banded hem that was great for those looking for a fitted garment through the hips. The new version also features a curved hemline for a more relaxed fit through the hip area. I’ve graded a size up through the hips according to my measurements in the size chart. The length and curve are perfect for wearing with jeans and still having some coverage.

Lane Raglan with Curved Hem |  


I’ve purchased the Lane Raglan from Indiesew.
How do I get the new, improved version?

Because the Lane Raglan was our second most popular pattern in 2015, we know that many of you already own this pattern. The good news is if you've purchased the Lane Raglan or the 2014 Fall Collection from Indiesew you have access to the new version! To access the new pattern simply click on My Account and search for the Lane Raglan under the My Orders tab.

My Account | 

Lane Raglan | My Orders

From your order you can re-download the pattern and start sewing the new version up immediately. If you prefer, this pattern also includes a copy shop version for both US and A0 large format printers. 

Lane Raglan | Sewing Pattern by Hey June Handmade

If you haven’t sewn up the Lane Raglan yet, grab your copy today. I think this top would look great in our Cardinal Red Striped Jersey. Plus, we’ll have more knits coming to the shop very soon!

Happy raglan sewing!


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