If you’ve seen me in the 5 out of 4 Patterns Facebook Group you know, with loads of certainty, that I love the Nancy Raglan. I wear some version of her most days of the week! There’s just so much to love about her that she has become a staple for me. So, it should come as no surprise that a colorblocked Nancy Raglan would be on my list of things to make.
If you know me in real life, you know that I’m a creature of comfort. The Nancy Raglan fulfills my most basic need for comfort, fashion and functionality! Speaking of functionality, Nancy has loads of options… there’s maternity, nursing, hooded, v-neck, scoop neck, cowl neck, shirt length, tunic length, dress length and even a lace overlay option! I mean, seriously she has so much to offer in one pattern! In case you needed something a little extra, on the side, a few weeks ago I did a tutorial for a slight modification…. I made Nancy a swing tunic! You can find that tutorial here! If you haven’t tried it, you definitely need to!
This brings me to the topic of today’s post: The Colorblocked Swing Nancy Raglan
I don’t often colorblock, but I had these two lovely one yard cuts of fabric that just called to me.
“Laura!” they said. “Make us into a Nancy Swing Tunic!”
“How??” I asked with confusion in my eyes. “There’s only one yard of each of you!” My exasperation was clear and coupled with a slight misty-eyed sadness.
“COLORBLOCK us!” they shouted. Their cries were nearly deafening.
We all took a deep breath as our journey to loveliness began.
I know, I know, fabric can’t speak, but it did that day! So, Colorblocked Nancy Raglan here we go!
First things first, if you haven’t adjusted your Nancy Raglan Pattern pieces with the swing hack watch this video and do that first! Go ahead… I’ll wait!
Next, watch this tutorial for the colorblocking! It’s simple and adds variety to a main staple in your wardrobe!
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