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converting a set in sleeve pattern to a raglan sleeve

KathleenBohlken | Posted in Talk With Us on

Have you ever done an article on converting a set in sleeve pattern to a raglan sleeve? I could not find one in the search. My daughter has a toddler’s swing coat pattern with a shallow set in sleeve. We think it would be easier for a child to put on if it had a raglan sleeve. Do you have any suggestions?


  1. Palady | | #1

    While you await a more specific reply, perhaps the following URL will be of interest. Being a PDF, you'll Adobe to open it.


    On this next scroll for raglan info.


    Should you decide on a method, please consider posting as to your choice.


    1. KathleenBohlken | | #4

      Yes,I know that I could just buy a raglan sleeve patterr, but I am adventuresome and experienced, so I wanted to understand sleeves, in general. The information from the Vintagesewing.info/1940s/42 was just was I was hoping to find. It is a detailed description with diagrams. Thanks.

  2. stillsuesew | | #2

    I wouldn't consider doing
    I wouldn't consider doing such a change and I'm pretty adventurous when it comes to changing patterns. I think you would be happier finding a raglan sleeve pattern to start with. Just my humble opinion.

  3. starzoe | | #3

    I'm with stillsuesew on this
    I'm with stillsuesew on this one. There is a way to draft a raglan sleeve from a set-in sleeve, but for a child, I'd either use the pattern you have or buy a pattern with a raglan. I don't know if it would be easier to slip a child into a raglan sleeve, it is a little roomier but the difference is not worth worrying about unless there's a heavy sweater underneath.

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