I’m so excited to announce that after being a staple Hey June pattern for over 2 years, the Lane Raglan has received a full make over and is now back and better than ever!
The Lane started as a simple raglan top with banded sleeves and hem. About a year ago it was updated to include a hood and thumbhole wristbands so it could be used as outerwear as well. The brand spanking new Lane now includes options for a curved hemline, elbow length sleeves, 3/4 length sleeves, and long hemmed sleeves with no band. The upper chest area and sleeves were slimmed down for a better fit, and the raglan seams were curved and slightly rotated for a more flattering feminine shape.
But perhaps the most exciting addition to the Lane is that it now comes with a separate front piece with a built in full bust adjustment! The pattern instructions help you find the difference between your upper and full bust and depending on that measurement you may find that you need the full bust adjustment. If you’ve ever experienced fabric stretching under the arm or wrinkling at the raglan seam, chances are the full bust adjustment is for you! The best part about having a pattern that is adjusted to fit a larger bust is that you don’t have to sacrifice a great fit at the waist or hip to get it. The rest of the pattern remains exactly the same, only the bust size is increased. Your days of sizing up and wearing a tent just so your bust will fit are over!
The Lane looks great in just about any kind of knit fabric with at least 30% stretch. You can make it in a soft and drapey rayon blend like this gray and teal top and have a super comfy slouchy top…
..or use a thicker knit and size up for a fun hoodie or workout jacket for cooler temps.
Fabrics with a stiffer hand like cotton/spandex (often referred to as Cotton/Lycra™) will yield a nicely fitted shirt, whereas fabrics that are blended with bamboo, rayon, silk, or poly will be looser and have more drape. You really can’t go wrong with any fabric you choose for your Lane Raglan! Try out a bunch of different combinations of fabric blends, prints, solids, and color blocking and you’ll have a different shirt every time you make this wardrobe staple!
The Lane Raglan currently has around 650 posts under the hashtag #LaneRaglan on Instagram, so there is a huge wealth of inspiration for you! I’ve seen it made into a casual baseball tee, a dressed up lacy number, a sweatshirt, a swim rashguard, an open front cardigan, and even cropped to wear with a matching high waisted pencil skirt! The sky is really the limit on the ways you can hack and transform this basic pattern to be whatever you need it to be! Once you find your perfect base fit and know exactly what fabrics will work best for the look you’re going for, you’ll be able to whip up a simple tee in only about 45 minutes. I really recommend tracing a copy or two of your size so you can have a couple blank copies to “hack” when inspiration strikes!
Like all womens’ patterns from Hey June, the Lane comes with the option to print layers (print only your size, or only the sizes you select). You can also have it printed at a copy shop on a continuous sheet of 36″ wide paper, or on two pieces of A0 sized paper for your convenience.
Are your ready to add this workhorse pattern to your library? You can get the brand new Lane Raglan for only $7.50 now through Monday, February 29th, at 11:59 pm MST. No coupon code necessary! If you’ve purchased the Lane in the past, it will automatically be updated in your account. Simply log in and re-download the file. Contact [email protected] if you have any questions about prior purchases.
So tell us – what Lane will you make first?!
Model is the always lovely Allie of Indie Sew.
so great!! such fun updates. 🙂
Ashleigh | Mish-Mash Made says
You’re the best! Looking forward to trying this version out!
Thank you so much for the updated pattern. I’ve purchased 4 of your patterns and made 2 (Sloan leggings and Cheyenne Tunic) so far. Blogged at http://song2bsewn.blogspot.com/2016/02/my-cheyenne-cup-of-tea-floral-flavored.html. They’ve been great. I have the Lane Raglan pattern, but haven’t made it yet. I’m really excited to try it now that you’ve made all of these great improvements.
Oh I just went over and looked at your shirt – it’s beautiful! I’m so glad you liked it!
I have so much to do, but I must update and print my copy of the lane first!!! Love this pattern.
I was just about to buy this pattern, as I have the perfect striped rayon blend for a raglan tee. The updates and sale are great, Thanks!
Wonderful updates! I originally purchased my Lane Raglan from Indiesew. Do you have any idea if they will be updating the pattern as well?
Yep, they definitely will. Just give it a couple days to get uploaded 🙂
I just made my first Lane the other day!! I need to blog it.
Megan Candora says
Thank you Adrianna! This is why I dont even wait for sales to buy your patterns; I pay full price. You have so many options and helpful hints included and you upgrade our patterns whereas other designers would do numerous add on packs that I would have to purchase separately. Thank you so much!!
Aw thanks Megan! I’m a pattern customer too, so I just think about how I would feel if someone updated a pattern I already owned and then wanted to charge me for it….
Yay! Love the new fit and have a couple more in the works. Thank you for the updates!
Thanks for all your hard work to perfect the fit!
Love this update…but a quick question..I have the original Lane Raglan, but I can’t remember where I bought it from..I checked here and indisew-where else might I find it to get the update?
Hi Michelle, did you email me? I’ve been getting customer service requests from all over the internet and forgot to check in the comments – sorry! Email me if you haven’t already!
Yes you took care of it right away!!! Thank you so much!!!!
Jual Kaos Polos says
Wow, marvelous weblog structure! How long have you been running
a blog for? you made running a blog look easy.
The whole glance of your website is great, as well as the content material!
Help…I am new to sewing again after a long hiatus. Is the front shoulder and front sleeve pieces supposed to match up perfectly? I seem to have more fabric on the sleeve piece…I’m scare to stretch the front piece too much 🙂
Yes they should match up. I would pin them at the beginning and end of the seam and then make them fit in between the two. Sometimes sewing machine feed dogs or serger differential feeds can make the bottom fabric feed faster than the top fabric and they’ll end up mismatched at the end of the seam. Also make sure you’re not accidentally sewing the back of the sleeve to the front, those would be drastically different lengths though.
Hello – just making my first Lane tee and I have a question: the neckband piece, #6, has a solid line (opposite the fold) and a series of sized markings beyond that. Which are intended to be the cutting line?
It just depends what size you’re making. The smallest size is solid, the rest are dashed. I believe the size key is on the back piece? I usually try to put it on a piece that is needed for every view 🙂
Betty Parrott says
I just learned from one of my sewing groups that you have added an FBA for this pattern. I’ve wanted to purchase it, but I always need an FBA….I’m just over joyed!!! Can you tell me how much is added with the FBA? There are 5 inches between my high bust and full bust. Thanks again, anxiously waiting to see if this will work for me and then purchase…..so excited!!
Yep, the FBA is for a 3-5″ difference between high and full bust!
How much fabric will I need for the simple raglan? I’m a total newb sewer and want to make sure I want to pay for the fabric in case I totally screw this up before purchasing the pattern haha.
All the fabric requirements for the different views in different sizes are in the last picture of the listing. Happy sewing!