In our Instagram feed, we sometimes share RTW (ready-to-wear) looks that we come across that would be easy to recreate with a Blank Slate Pattern.
It would be easy to use the Rivage Raglan pattern to recreate this look.
- Straighten out the hemline on your pattern piece.
- Use a sweatshirt fleece or french terry knit for the pattern, with the wrong side for the main body pieces.
- For the sleeve and body hems, turn the fabric to the right side of the garment instead of the wrong.
- For the diamond-shaped elbow patches, sew those onto the sleeves while flat! The ones on here are a good size — I’d say you could make the patch width about 40% of the width of your sleeve at the elbow, and a little taller than wide.
If you want to double-check the placement of the patches before final stitching, pin or baste them in place after step 2 on page 11. Then, sew step 3 with basting stitches, try the garment on, then adjust if needed.