Guest post by Athena Mynerva
While browsing through Pinterest, I came across a shirt that was very similar to the Nancy Raglan but it had something similar to the Weekender Placket. So I decided to put these two patterns together and make my own version!
Pattern Pieces Needed:
- Bodice: Nancy
- Sleeves: Nancy
- Neckline: Weekender
- Placket Dimensions: Weekender
- Scoop Neck Facing: Weekender
- Cuff/Thumbhole Cuffs: Nancy or Weekender
- To make this particular version, I traced the tunic length Nancy but graded it out to the loose-fit dress line, to get the flowy bottom.
- Next, we are going to find the seam allowances for the bodice piece and the sleeve.
- Put the two pieces together to find where the shoulder “seam” sits.
- Using the Weekender scoop neckline, line up the fold edge of the Nancy and Weekender.
- Transfer the weekender neckline onto the Nancy bodice up to approximately where the shoulder seam will be.
- Cut along the new neckline.
Time to Sew
- Follow the directions in the Weekender Top and Tunic tutorial to sew the placket onto the neckline.
- Once the placket is complete put the rest of the Nancy Raglan pattern together but do not put the neckband on.
- To complete the neckline, you may find that the seams from the placket extend past the edge. Cut them off, to make the neckline straight.
- Take the scoop neck facing piece from the Weekender and prepare it as described in the tutorial.
- Unfold the pressed edge and pin the facing to the neckline right sides together so that it extends about ⅜” past the edge of the placket on each side.
- Once the ends are pinned, divide the facing and back neckine into quarters and match them up to one another.
- Sew the facing to the neckline along the pinned edge.
- Once the facing is attached, flip the neckline over and pin or clip the facing onto the inside of the garment.
- Fold the edges of the neck facing that extend past the placket in.
- Topstitch around close to the neckline using a stretch stitch or twin needle on your sewing machine, or use a cover stitch machine.
- Trim off any excess facing below the stitch line on the inside of the garment.
- Use buttonholes, eyelets, or grommets to create the holes for the drawstring.
- Lace up the drawstring.
You are finished with your Nancy and Weekender Mash!
About our guest blogger Athena Mynerva:
I have been sewing on and off for about 20 years. I learned how to make costumes with my mother and just recently started sewing garments for myself and my family. You can find my sewing blog here. It’s where I try to post often about my sewing adventures as a pattern tester and 5oo4 Brand Ambassador. You can find my Social Media links on my blog.