Double Trouble | Rockford Raglans times 2!
Am I the only one that can’t stop making cozy knits over the winter? Despite having to wear business casual during the week all week at work, I can’t wait for the weekend to put on comfy raglans, sweatshirts and tees. We’re getting a glimmer of Spring here in Northern Virginia, but it’s still chilly enough to wear cozy things.
There are so many raglan patterns out there – and most of them have tons of different views. Which means, if you find one you love, you can make tons of versions in different views.
View D with banded hem and cuffs
View A Swing Long Sleeve Raglan
I stumbled upon the Rockford Raglan a few months ago when I saw Tami’s versions during the release (fellow Cali Fabrics blogger!), made a version and then fell in love with it. When I sewed it up, I made view A and since then have wanted to make a couple more versions. I thought it would be fun to mix and match two french terries to make View A (a swingy long sleeve raglan) and View D (a banded hem and cuff sweatshirt).
I am so obsessed with french terries – they are easy to work with and are comfy to wear. Cali Fabrics has so many different french terries in solids and in prints – it was hard to choose which ones to use, but I do love some light grey and light blue so I went for that.
The two french terries I used each have a little bit of a different hand to them. The grey is more drap-ey while the blue is a bit more structured. Hindsight is always 20-20, but it might have been good to swap them as the View A is designed for a more drapey fabric than View D. I think the look of the fabric on my View D version does “dress it up” a little bit though so I’m still happy with my choices.
I had 3 yards of each fabric and I can even squeeze out a third version! I’m thinking View C would be fun to add to the collection as well.
What are you favorite raglan patterns? Let me know below!
4 thoughts on “Double Trouble | Rockford Raglans times 2!”
French terry has be one of my favourite fabrics honestly. I just took off my Toaster in a dusty rose french terry and LOVE this top so much 🙂 Yours are lovely. Your necklines are always SO perfect!
Thanks so much Kathleen! Dusty rose french terry? That sounds dreamy!
Tops that offer versatility like this is my favorite!
Isn’t that the best? My favorite too.