Butterick 6690 is a simple and raglan tee shirt pattern.
MIS Pattern: Sizes XS - XL
WMN Pattern: Sizes XXL - 6X
Recommended Fabric: 72" Batik Cotton Jersey Knit. Our sample was made using 72" Batik Cotton Jersey Knit - Medora Flora in the color of Ivy. We made a a size XL which fits our mannequin that is an 18/22. For this sample we cut 1 1/2 yards of our 72" Wide Batik Cotton Jersey Knit. The pattern recommends yardage for 60" wide fabric. When planning yardage using our 72" wide Knit simply measure the length garment you wish to sew and add 5" to it. There is gradual flare to the body style. The raglan sleeve style requires more fabric than a traditional set-in sleeve. It will require about 12" more. The facing is positioned on the bias - which also requires more yardage than a facing cut across the grain.
Skill Level: Beginner. This is a good pattern to use if you are new to jersey knit fabric. The pattern is simple and to the point.
Hints & Tips: this pattern is fast and simple when using a serger. A serger is not required to make this garment. Jersey knit does not ravel so if you don't have a serger (yet)feel comfortable using a traditional sewing machine, Jersey needle, and a stretch stitch on your sewing machine.