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I wonder if I don't understand how Raglan sleeves are constructed. The top of the garment is made of the sleeve and the top of the back, right? The front comes to a point, so it can't contribute to the top edge. The sloped edge of the back goes on for at least an inch longer than the sloped part of the sleeve, which is confusing me. The sleeve needs to meet in order to close the sleeve (to make it a tube, for the arm). The front sloped edge seems to be off from the sleeve by the same amount, so maybe the sloped edge of the front and the sloped edge of the back are supposed to connect under the sleeve?

Date: 2012-05-01 06:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cvirtue.livejournal.com
Raglans vary in construction; sometimes the front piece of the body is a point near the neckline, but more often it's not.

The front and back body pieces meet at the side seams (under the armpit.)

The old Star Trek uniforms are raglan sleeved. Baseball shirts are raglan.

Date: 2012-05-02 10:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] petmoosie.livejournal.com
Thank you. I may have to find one and take it apart to see the details of what is going on under the sleeve/at the armpit. I am just worried that I have extra fabric there. It would have been helpful for the novices (like me) to have taken a picture of the model with her arm raised.

Date: 2012-05-02 11:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cvirtue.livejournal.com
There may be some online resources you could use.

Date: 2012-05-04 05:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] petmoosie.livejournal.com
Still looking through online stuff. I'll let you know when I get closer to a definite answer.

Or, I'll sew it together on the lines I think I have and see how it fits. I was hoping to get it together before it turned warm, and DC is sweltering already.
Edited Date: 2012-05-04 05:54 pm (UTC)

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