Jersey Shirt with Gathered Raglan Sleeves

Burda Raglan Shirt 02/2013 #127 by thisblogisnotforyou.comHello gang! Life has been so busy lately that I don’t even have the time to share my makes on time anymore! I made this jersey shirt in October.

The Fabric:

I got this cotton jersey with a super cute mythical creatures print from stoffe.de (myfabrics.co.uk here in the UK) which even was delivered in person by lovely Tine who spent a couple of days in London a little while ago. Apparantly, they don’t have this fabric in stock anymore, but they still sell three very similar prints. (Yes, I am aware that it’s a children’s fabric, but I will wear it anyway.) The fabric is of a really lovely quality and still looks great after a couple of washes.

Burda Raglan Shirt 02/2013 #127 by thisblogisnotforyou.comBurda Raglan Shirt 02/2013 #127 by thisblogisnotforyou.com

The Pattern:

I found this simple gathered raglan sleeve shirt pattern in my Burdastyle magazine stash, hoping that I could squeeze it out of the 1m of fabric I had. The fabric requirements wereย 1.50 m (1 3/4 yds) for all sizes, but I know from experience that I often need much less when using Burda patterns. Since I cut out 3/4 length sleeves, 1m was more than enough and I even have a bit left for making a shirt for my little niece.

The pattern is from magazine 02/2013 #127. If you ignore the questionable Chanel-like styling, the pattern is brilliant and looks very elegant in black silk jersey. It could make a perfect shirt for work (in a less obvious print than mine).

The sleeves are gathered in the front and back. The neckline is bound off and the sleeve turned in by 7cm and hemmed with a twin needle. My shirt came together in an hour or so.

Burda Raglan Shirt 02/2013 #127
source: Burdastyle.com
Burda Raglan Shirt 02/2013 #127
source: Burdastyle.com

Burda Raglan Shirt 02/2013 #127 by thisblogisnotforyou.comThe Fit:

The shirt fits perfectly without making any alterations (except for shortening the sleeves to 3/4 length). It is super comfy and I particularly like the length. It’s a bit longer than the average shirt and perfect for the colder season or to tuck into a skirt or high-waisted trousers. The pattern could be easily transformed into a fitted dress.

Burda Raglan Shirt 02/2013 #127 by thisblogisnotforyou.com

Will I make it again? I have not definite plans to make another shirt at the moment as I am working on way too many projects already, but I really like this pattern and can see myself using it again to make some basics for work or even lengthen it into a comfy little dress.


Happy sewing!
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5 thoughts on “Jersey Shirt with Gathered Raglan Sleeves

  1. This is also one of my go-to- patterns for a simple top with a twist. Really like your version – the fabric doesn’t look childish at all on you. Thank you for having me again!

  2. hi, I have made that burda top several times now and really like it, but I found that the neck band usually needs to be shorter than specified in order to lie flat. The gathering on the sleeves just makes it i bit more than ‘just’ a t shirt.

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