Whether you’re looking to try your first PDF sewing pattern or build out your wardrobe with a variety of tops and dresses, the Raye Raglan Crop, Top, and Dress is the perfect pattern for you! With curvy and straight fit bodice options, straight and curved hems, plus nearly endless other options for sleeves and neckline, the Raye is a true wardrobe builder for the whole family!
The options for Raye include:
-Plain long, 3/4, half, short, and cap sleeves
-Gathered long, 3/4, half, short, and cap sleeves
-Funnel, Crew, V-neck, and Scoop necklines
-Straight or Curvy Fit
-Straight or Curved Crop Hem or a Crop Banded Hem
-Straight or Curved Top-Length Hem or a Top-Length Banded Hem
Difficulty: Beginner to Confident Beginner
Techniques Involved: Hemming, adding cuffs, sewing on a curve, hemming a curve
All files are PDF files that can be printed at home on Letter or A4 sized paper. Each pattern includes one file for the pattern and print-at-home pieces, and another file containing the copy shop A0 (33.1″ wide) pattern pieces. We’ve placed the pattern pieces on individual layers so you can print only the size(s) you need, saving you on paper and ink. This pattern also comes with a projector file for use with a projector in your home.
You will need light to heavy weight knit fabric with at least 40% 4-way stretch. For the Gathered Sleeves, we recommend a heavier weight fabric with less drape. For the bands, you will need a fabric with 4-way 50% stretch and great recovery. Less stretch and too much recovery will cause your neckband to not lay smoothly.
- Pins or Clips
- Tape Measure
- Tape or Glue (for piecing pages together)
- Paper & Fabric Scissors
- Rotary Cutter, Mat, and Acrylic Ruler (optional but encouraged)
- Matching All-Purpose Thread
- Universal Needle
- Sewing Machine with zig-zag stitch, Serger recommended.
- Iron & Ironing Board
- Fabric marking tool
- Safety pin or bodkin
- Seam Ripper