A few more pieces from my spring and summer wardrobe. A slightly modified Lane Raglan and a completely altered Jalie Jeans-turned-boyfriend jeans. These two pieces have been heavily and lovingly worn the past few months. They are both so comfortable and easy to mix and match to wear with all kinds of casual outfits. Perfect for summer.
First up, the Lane Raglan. This is such a great pattern from Hey June Handmade. This is my fourth Lane (see 1 & 2 HERE and 3 HERE). I’ve had this version in my head for a long, long time. It’s made of French terry, picked up from Girl Charlee, in a navy and white stripe. I made a few changes to the pattern. I shortened the sleeves, leaving the hem unfinished so it rolls naturally.
I added a little triangle detail at the center neck, for kicks.
At the bottom hem, I did a funky little detail that I stole directly from a RTW shirt of my daughter’s. I hemmed it with the wrong side facing out. I just really liked the casual, unique hem.
I really focused on the details in the jeans. You can see in the above picture, the coin pocket I added with a little leather accent. I also used that leather on the back for a simple label. I stitched a “S”, too, though it’s hard to make out in this picture.
The denim is from Girl Charlee. I’d never purchased denim from them before, and was a bit worried, especially since it was so inexpensive. But the color was exactly what I wanted and I figured for the price, I would risk it. The risk paid off. The denim is fabulous. Great stretch, nice medium weight. And it’s worn and washed great. I need to grab some more in other finishes.
For the back pockets, I cut each pocket horizontally and pieced them together. I really like the detail of that seam across the pocket.
I wanted a more boyfriend-style fit. I don’t even really use the original Jalie pattern at all any more. I started with my straight-leg jean pattern that I altered from the original Jalie (you can see a version of that HERE. I lengthened the rise and widened the hip, and legs a little bit through the thighs, then tapered down to the ankle. I wish I had made them just a bit more baggy. I’ve gained weight since the last time I sewed myself jeans, and I didn’t account for that when I widened things. The fit is really great, just not as loose and boyfriend-y as I had envisioned. It hasn’t kept me from wearing the snot out of them, though.