Raglan jacket with statement sleeves


Let's draft the pattern for this amazing jacket with interesting details. The raglan sleeves are manipulated with lots of volume at bottom and a fitted cuff. It also has a waistband and a mandarin collar, and all details are highlighted by the use of a contrasting fabric.

The jacket has slanted welted pockets and full lining. You could sew it in any medium to heavy fabric, from wool to polyester, to silk or blends.

Step 1

To draft the pattern, start from a basic block without darts and add the ones at waist to create the yoke/shaped waistband.

Widen neckline by 2,5cm on center front and shoulders and by 1,5cm on center back.

Draw a line 4 to 6cm below the waist and trace the whole upper part on a separate paper.

Draw a line 20cm below the waist and trace the piece from waist to this line.

Step 2

Your traced pieces should look like these.

On bottom pieces, tape darts closed.

Step 3

On top pieces, draw the raglan slash line:

  • pick a point 4 to 5cm away from shoulder point along the neckline
  • on back, connect this point to armhole bottom section with a straight line. At its midpoint, raise a perpendicular 0,5 to 1cm long and draw a curve passing through the point: the bodice is from center back to the curved line, the part going to the sleeve is from the straight line to armhole
  • draw a curved line on front too.

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