Everyday Raglan Dress

I promised Emily that I would make her some cute dresses that she could wear to school.  I was browsing some of my favorite shops for inspiration, and found a cute layered tank dress from Gap (no longer for sale) and so many cute raglan tops (here is an adorable adult one) and dresses (look at this cute long sleeved dress!).  I combined the ideas and the Everyday Raglan dress was born.

I had recently placed my first order with Girl Charlee and bought this really cute floral knit, and had some plain coral knit in my stash.  The fabrics went really well together and Emily loved the combo.  Thats always a good thing. 🙂

This dress is great for thinner knits, too – since it is two layers.  I cut the lining (under) layer longer than the top to give it a little pop of color at the bottom.

The neckline and sleeves are finished with a band for a nice clean finish.  (Ignore my imperfect neckline… I just noticed that! 🙂

I created a pattern you can download here.  It is size 6-7.  (My daughter is in between sizes)

Want to make one?

-1 to 1 1/4 yard contrast material (sleeves, band, lining)
-3/4 to 1 yard main fabric
-double needle

-Prewash your fabric.
-Print pattern here, and tape together.
-Cut out your pattern pieces of both main and contrast fabric
-You can use a sewing machine or serger.  If you use a sewing machine, just make sure you use a stretch stitch (narrow zig zag works great) when sewing on the neckband.