Nancy Raglan

The Nancy Raglan from 5oo4 isn’t a new pattern, but it is a great one. I made Momma Mia one for the #Breakallthedamnrules tour, but didn’t get it worked into the month that was jam packed with great makes! The readers of my blog know that Momma Mia doesn’t mix prints and Momma Mia doesn’t do wild color or prints. (Insert Side Eye) Well Momma Mia, You shouldn’t have neon blue tights in your dresser drawer. (Insert Evil Eye)

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This is the first Raglan I have made for Momma Mia, it may actually be the only one in her closet. I can say she loved it! I made her an A-Line Dress with elbow length sleeves. Elbow sleeves aren’t an actual option with this pattern so I just shortened the ¾ sleeves a few inches to get to her favorite length. That is the beauty of sewing. You make the pattern fit your needs! I also made this pattern with a cowl neck.

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Cowl necks are made to snuggle into.

My favorite things about 5 out of 4 patterns are all the options. Here is a run down of all the great things that you can choose from on the Nancy Raglan.

  • 5 bodice styles: Shirt, Tunic, A-line Dress, Swing Dress, Layered Dress (A-line with a loose fit overlay)
  • 4 sleeve lengths: Short, 3/4, Long, Extra Long
  • 4 neckline options: Crew, V-neck, Hood, Cowl
  • 3 sleeve finishes: Hemmed, Cuffs, Thumbhole Cuffs
  • Nursing access via invisible zippers and including a modesty panel.  The nursing access is available on all styles except the layered dress.
  • Maternity with ruched sides.  The maternity option is included with all styles except the layered dress.
  • Other options include: side vents on the tunic, pockets on the swing dress, and a banded bottom for the shirt and tunic.

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Since these was made during #Breakallthedamnrules let’s talk about why it works!

Ummm Because I said so! LOL I like the bright pop of blue and how it plays with the bright pink and golds in the dress. I had her load up on the fun bracelets, to match the gold flowers in her dress. In a last minute executive designs, we realized my backpack was a perfect match for the pinks and blues! The geometric print of the bag is a nice match with the floral.

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This is an XL graded to a XXL. I used the included FBA pattern piece for extra comfort. This floral print fabric is from Stitchin’ Pretties. It is called Millie, it is double brushed poly and I love it. That is why I have ordered it 3 times now! Millie is sold out, but there are dozens of other gorgeous fabrics at Stitchin’ Pretties! They also have a 1 day shipping turn around during the week. 🙂 I also used it to make this cardigan. 5oo4 nancy raglan xl-xxl (6)

You can pick up this pattern along with anything from 5 out of 4 Patterns using this link.

Nancy Raglan

Author: SequoiaLynnSews

I am a single dog mom of two and we happily reside in a small house in Ohio. We spend our days playing fetch, digging holes in the garden, and sewing, lots of sewing. We have high hopes of moving to the mountains someday. The dogs don’t really know that yet, but they will understand. I shamelessly hoard fabric and feel slightly sorry for whoever has to sort my stash when I am gone. I am employed full time in a industry that requires little of my creativity, but basically lets me wear whatever I want. So it works out. I can usually be found behind one of my sewing machine avoiding human contact. I test a lot of clothing patterns and therefore always have a new outfit to share. You have most likely found my blog through some sort of sewing outlet and will quickly realize that I am sewing for a plus size body. For reference, I am 5'1 and wear a range from a 2-5x. Sizes change with every designer and you can't trust ready to wear sizing when you are making your own clothing. Your tape measure will become one of your most used tools and if you misplace them like I do, you should pick up several. I will be sharing the good, the bad, and the A-MA-ZING with you… So stay tuned. I will also try to teach you a few of my tricks along the way. People always tells me they want to learn how to sew. My best advice is you have to start. Just do it! You are going to mess up, you will break needles, you will ruin the pretty fabric, you will stab your fingers, but you will learn. You will make something and you will wear it. Someone will say, “I like your shirt.” and you will smile and say, “Thanks, I made it.” You will race home and make something else. Pretty soon you have made more good things than bad and you will feel proud of yourself and you should. I will be proud of you too. :) Ok, that is enough rambling, I have sewing to do. :) SequoiaLynn

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