Sewing instructions for women’s raglan jacket:
- description of the content of the sewing instructions,
- cutting out the pattern,
- sewing the curved back,
- sewing and attaching the sleeves,
- sewing wristband or cuffs, collar and zip,
- lining the hem.
Description of the content of the sewing instructions
This is the sewing instructions to the raglan jacket for women. It is fairly easy to sew. The jacket is longer at the back and shorter in front. It has a zipped up front. It does not have a lining except for a narrow strip along the hemline.
You have some alternative designs to choose from among the pattern pieces. The jacket can be sewn with either a straight back piece or a piece with a slightly curved shape.
Some wheelchair users opt to sit with a slightly curved back (the pelvic tilted backwards against the wheelchair backrest) for better balance. The curved back will fit this position better.
The sleeve pattern to the women’s raglan jacket consist of two pieces, because the sleeve has a slightly rounded design over the shoulders. You can choose to cut the two pieces separate (and sew them together with a full length seam) or combine the pieces and cut it as one. If you prefer an ordinary raglan sleeve cut with a fuller sleeve of more bomber-jacket type, check the pattern and sewing instructions for men’s raglan jacket.
The collar is also available in two alternative designs, one with a straight overall width and another with a collar wider at the back. This creates a higher back to the collar and is primarily thought for a jacket with a curved back (following the curved line). The collar piece with high back should be made in rib knit fabric. A collar in non-stretch jacket fabric does not allow the stretch for this solution.
In the pattern pieces you also have a piece for wristband. This is if you opt for a jacket with wristbands in rib knit fabric. If you want a regular hem for the sleeves you will choose this when cutting the sleeve pattern.