I finally tried out the Aurora Raglan pattern and I am hooked! I ended up making 3 with the short sleeve option- one upcycled from an athletic shirt, one in cotton lycra, and one in interlock knit. It goes together quickly and easily. The instructions are clear and simple to follow. I can't wait to try out some of the other pattern options!
The Aurora is a semi-fitted knit raglan tee, tunic or dress that is easily sized up for a looser fit. The optional ties on the shoulders come together in a bow and look pretty with the simple neckline. Leave them off, perhaps, and keep it a bit more sporty with a banded neckline. There are three sleeve lengths. The long sleeve is created by adding a long cuff and is my favourite for the colder seasons. It is reminiscent of my entry for “Buffalo Plaid” week of Project Run and Play Season 14.
- Beginner level
- Sizes 2-14
- Color photo tutorial with hyperlinks
- Quick instruction page
- Printable on 8 1/2x11 and A4 paper
- Layers available for printing specific sizes
Recommended Fabrics: Light-weight to medium-weight knits such as cotton jersey, double brushed poly or french terry.
Ties should be made with lightweight fabrics with drape. Lightweight knits such as double-brushed poly or wovens such as satin, rayon, or voile. Ribbon is also an option.
Neckband fabric should have a minimum 30% stretch. Due to the various types of knit, it is recommended to test and adjust neckband as needed for best results.
**This is a digital copy of the pattern only.
Love all the options this raglan has! So easy to sew up and great instructions!
I really love this pattern. The fit is spot on, and my girls look adorable in it. These ties are a really cute detail!
We really love this dress! Made two so far, and I know there will be many more! You have taken a classic wardrobe essential and turned it into a versatile amazing pattern!
I love the versatility of this pattern - almost everything has options! You can make it more than 50 different ways! There are also some unique features that set this raglan apart from others - namely the long sleeve cuffs and shoulder ties. This pattern is a must have!
I love that I can confidently cut into my favorite fabrics with Sofiona patterns and not worry about wasting them, even on my first try with one. I made the shirt, with ties (gotta love having a fashion forward option) with the facing finish (so professional looking) and it came out perfectly!!
The Aurora Raglan is hands down one of the most versatile raglan patterns out there. I’ve made the regular top with both 3/4th sleeves and long sleeves and the tunic version. I love the cuffs on the long sleeve which is fun to add contrasting fabric to. The tunic is adorable with those cute little pockets, great for stowing treasures. I love the little ties that take it to another level. Such a quick and easy sew, it’s a sure winner and must have pattern!
This is my favourite Raglan ever. I definitely tend to like feminine touches without being overly girly and tacky and this is the perfect Raglan for that. There some gorgeous options...my favourite being the bows. The pockets are a fun option with the tunic length too! From printing to finished product it took maybe 2 hours?! The amount of options makes it versatile and usable in all seasons!!