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Pattern Name and Designer: Sew House Seven Remy Raglan Top, Version 2 with 3/4 sleeves
Size Made: 12
Materials used (fabric, notions, kits, etc.): Merchant and Mills Greta Check EU Linen
From the moment our Merchant and Mills shipment arrived, I have had my eyes on the Greta Check EU Linen. This soft fabric is a dream! It took me awhile to decide, but I eventually paired the fabric with the Sew House Seven Remy Raglan Top.
One thing my closet is missing is every day basics. I was already planning to explore the Remy Raglan Top because I wanted to add a few more functional basic tops to my wardrobe and this lovely linen provided me the perfect opportunity to try out the pattern! I love Sew House Seven patterns and have made a few in the past. They are excellent at explaining each step and providing clear directions all along the way. They also never ask you to do something that doesn't have a purpose, which I love. The constructions are very simplistic and extremely approachable for a seasoned as well as a beginner sewist.
I chose to make Version 2 with 3/4 sleeves. This version has a split front with a button closure. This pattern also has the option to make a simple front. What I really loved about the Remy Raglan was that it was seemingly meant to be made out of linen because all seams are French seams, meaning this top will never fray or be messy on the inside. The inside of the shirt is just as clean and composed as the outside, which gives it a very polished and professional look but also infused a small sense of satisfaction that this top is just put together the best way possible. I do not have a serger, so this kind of a make is really satisfying for me. No seam allowance concerns!
The fit of this top was spot on for me and I needed zero modifications. I kind of wish I had extended the length a bit because I inadvertently hemmed it a bit short but otherwise it fits perfectly. I love the loose fit that gives it a breezy and light wear.
I decided to add a bit of flair by making the button and button loop a statement piece on the shirt. I used a scrap piece of yellow fabric I had at home and selected a button (sorry....I got the last one!) from the shop. I think this simple shirt would have been just as beautiful and perfect without the pop, but I wanted just a little something.
Overall, I am really happy with this make and already have plans to make another Remy Raglan. I cannot recommend this pattern enough. It is such a solid choice that can be revisited repeatedly as a wardrobe basic and looks great worn in a variety of ways. Also, with this linen it is the definition of comfortable on these hot summer days!