Sunday, October 29, 2017

Jalie 3245–Raglan Tunic


Remember this oldie? The raglan that happened before the trifecta of raglans (Valerie raglan, Nico raglan, and Marie-Claude raglan) that happened in the last Jalie release? There are often questions about how they are all different and why you should buy more than one of them and since I *cough, cough* have a friend who owns them all, I thought I she could compare them all for us *cough, cough*. The Nico is obviously for men so that one is obvious. The Valerie is obviously tight and very useful for active wear and rashies. I want to talk about the main differences between the Valerie and this “un-named” raglan pattern, henceforth known to us as the 3245 Raglan. This “3245 Raglan” was released in 2013 (I think?)and includes this nice-fitting raglan but also a racer-back-ish tank that I’ve made numerous times. There are some significant differences between the 3245 Raglan and the Marie-Claude. This raglan has a wide and open neck, the hem length is either butt or tunic length, and it only comes in 3/4 length sleeves. I think when this is made in the shorter length, it is the perfect women’s baseball tee. When it is longer, it is the perfect butt cover-up for leggings or skinny jeans. I have lots of these and wear then all the time. The Marie-Claude raglan is more of an active wear and winter cabin sort of raglan. I haven’t compared the flat patterns but the Marie-Claude seems little looser in the bust than this 3245 Raglan and, of course, the neckline and sleeves are very different. It gives you the option of a hood, cozy-turtleneck, and a regular t-shirt neckline. Then it gives you a cuff choice of regular cuffs or thumbhole cuffs. I think having both patterns are the way to go, but then again, I’m a Jalie-pattern-hoarder. The 3245 Raglan is still my go-to pattern for a tunic to go with leggings.

I sometimes wear these raglans with a scarf because the neck is so open and drafty. I’m not sure if I love these black pockets. They are so prominent but I think it would be so boring without something.

Still with the swayback . . .

I have another raglan to show you soon, too.

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