sewing with knits

Bethioua Raglan Shirt in Yarn Dye

Bethioua Raglan Shirt sewn by Anna Graham

I’m so excited about making this knit raglan shirt! I had purchased the yarn dyed jersey knit from Fancy Tiger Crafts without a pattern in mind, but it was such a pretty fabric I couldn’t pass it up. The Bethioua Raglan Shirt was a pattern I purchased as part of IndieSew‘s Mini Winter Collection. I love how easy Allie makes it to put together a great look without having to scour the internets until all hours of the night (even though admittedly I like doing that, too). I also like the fact that she sews every pattern. It makes me feel really confident in purchasing any pattern from her shop. She even started sourcing great garment fabrics to go with the patterns. I think she must work 24 hours a day. 😉

Bethioua Raglan Shirt sewn by Anna Graham

Anyway, I was excited to match up the Bethioua with the knit and come away with this top that will certainly get worn a ton. It was soooo lightning fast to sew (even assembling the pattern pieces was pretty quick as there are only three pattern pieces – front, back, and sleeve). The cuff and neckband are given as measurements which was super awesome and easy to cut quickly with my rotary cutter and ruler.

Bethioua Raglan Shirt sewn by Anna Graham

I also re-threaded my serger with cones of black and gray thread! I hardly ever switch from my white cones, but I knew this fabric needed darker thread colors. It’s so worth it for the few minutes of aggravation it causes. Maybe I’ll seriously consider one of the self-threading sergers one of these days. I did manage to make the hem a bit wavy, but I think after washing it’ll calm back down.

Bethioua Raglan Shirt sewn by Anna Graham

The thing I love most about this pattern might be the way the sleeves wrap around the back. Looove that! It adds such a fun detail. Along with the shoulder darts it makes for such a nice fit. I’m excited to try a few more versions now that I know how quick and comfy it is!

Bethioua Raglan Shirt sewn by Anna Graham

Pattern: Bethioua Raglan Shirt by Elle Puls
Fabric:  Yarn Dyed Jersey (Storm) from Fancy Tiger Crafts

Bethioua Raglan Shirt sewn by Anna Graham

16 thoughts on “Bethioua Raglan Shirt in Yarn Dye

  1. Jeni says:

    This looks so cozy! And that back detail is awesome!

  2. Jessamy B says:

    This looks great!! So cozy, but the back detail really adds some interest. That pattern is on my wish list!

  3. vanessa says:

    I really need to start sewing myself some clothes – this looks awesome!! Also, I’m seriously in love with your house – beautiful!!

  4. Amy P says:

    I’ve never sewn for myself before (mostly non-clothing with the occasional thing for my daughter), but I think this should be my first foray. Love the back seams! Thanks for sharing.

    1. Anna Graham says:

      Thanks Amy! This would be a lovely project to get you started! 🙂

  5. I share your love. I wear my Bethioua shirts a lot. Easy and stylish!

  6. I love the back detail! Very nice!

  7. Cindy says:

    It looks so warm and comfy! And that back detail really does add to it! Super cute!!

  8. Katie E says:

    wonderful work as always! May I ask where you bought your mirror? I’m looking for something like that for our entry way. Thanks!!

    1. Anna Graham says:

      Thanks Katie! I got the mirror at an antique store. I know they have round mirrors at Ikea and West Elm though!

  9. Julie Moss says:

    Hi, I just stumbled upon this blog post and would like to purchase this top pattern. But every link I try to get the pattern is broken. Has she gone out of business? I would really like this pattern for the Bethiouda Raglan top.
    Thanks for your help

    1. Anna Graham says:

      Hi Julie,
      I’m not sure which links you’re using, I checked them and they’re okay on my end, maybe just a glitch? Here’s the link to the shop listing:

  10. Mirjam says:

    There is a short cut to rethreading a serger. Tie the new thread to the old with a tight knot. All tension dials to zero and then pull the threads through gently and slowly. Remember to fix the tension before sewing.
    It works a treat on my Bernina, not sure for other brands.

  11. That looks super comfy! I’ll have to add it to my list of possibilities 🙂 I think it would look good with the back in a contrasting fabric.

  12. kristin says:

    Oh that’s a cool design; love the back detail. It looks really good on you! Way to change that serger thread. 😉

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