DIY Easy to Sew Raglan Sleeve Dress

Hello everyone,

Is there anyone else who finds sewing pattern’s challenging???? I have a few half completed projects.  Simply because I have no idea what the pattern requires.  I have to confess some times I am just too ambitious for my sewing skill level. I see a cute pattern and say “oh I have to try and make that”…… only for it to end disastrously… So instead of taking a negative approach(banning patterns for life)….I decided to ease my way into thing’s.

I will say, that this approach is working well. I didn’t have any angry outburst nor did I feel like a failure. I completed the garment and even made a few small modifications to suit my needs.



For this dress I used New Look Pattern 6298 View D.

I used a jersey knit with a prism square design from for front and sleeve’s similar here and a solid black double knit for my back piece from my local Hancock Fabric’s.

I made the following alterations.

• Used a contrasting fabric for the back.

• I did not add the hem band.

• Had to take in a total of 2″. 1″ at each side seam ( I suggest cutting a size smaller, which should help you avoid dealing with fitting adjustments.)

Skill gained:

Sewed with a twin needle for the first time. Which was very easy and now I wonder…..why have I not been sewing knits this way all along????….lol.

The pattern was very easy to follow and my garment looked as pictured.

Thank you for stopping by.

Until Next Time,

Sewloveable :mrgreen:


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