This week I’d like to focus on the Raglan Tee – one of the most versatile designs in my “Sew Your Own Activewear” book and a great one to sew up if you’re more comfortable in looser-fitting workout tops. This pairs really nicely not only with the Split Shorts (as seen on my athlete-model Sanchia in the book), but also with the Yoga Bottoms or Active Leggings, too.

When I was designing this top, I really wanted to show how straightforward it is both to convert regular set-in sleeves to raglan, but also how to shift seams away from areas where they might rub or chafe. I talk a fair bit about shifting seams if they annoy you, but I thought it’d be a better idea to just go and show you how, especially on the side seams where you’ve got to deal with a waist curve (spoiler alert: it’s really much easier than you think!).

I also wanted to show an... [read more]