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Raglán Draft

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    Irune @Irune

    Hi, I bought the book building block dress, I wonder if you know a web page, that shows, how to alter the sleeve to a raglán one.

    Thanks, Irune Zeberio

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    Lightning McStitch @LightningMcStitch

    That’s such a wholesale change, I’d probably come at it the other way. Start with a raglan sleeve block pattern, such as the Field Trip tee, then use Building Block Dress Book techniques to create the changes (lengthening, A-line etc) that you want.

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    Liesl Gibson
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    A raglan sleeve is really a patternmaking technique rather than a pattern alteration technique. It’s quite complicated. I’d suggest starting with a pattern like the Carousel Dress, like Lightning suggests, so you don’t need to draft the sleeve yourself.

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