Safari Raglan Tee – New Release Pattern!

Why helloooooo!!  Yes, you’d be forgiven for thinking I’ve fallen off the face of the earth but I promise I am still here and sewing (a little).  Life has just been a bit crazy these past few months!

I had the opportunity to test the latest pattern release from Titchy Threads recently and as you all know I’m a big fan of Laura’s patterns.  This one definitely didn’t disappoint!

moustache raglan front

The Safari Raglan Tee pattern also includes an option for a cute little knit dress as well so offers great value for those of you with girls too.  Here’s a cute stripy version.

The best feature of the long sleeve version?  The puppet sleeves obviously!

moustache raglan puppet hands

I was in awe of all the super creative testers who came up with fabulous ideas for their puppet hands (fun flamingos, characters from Planes and more!)  I had a failed attempt with my fabric paint test on this occasion so unfortunately this tee didn’t get the planned moustache face on the sleeve.  I think I need some more googling or perhaps just better paint next time.  Got any tips for me??

I tested a size 4 for my 4 year old and I really like the fit.  A bit of room for growth which is always helpful and the sleeve length was spot on.

moustache raglan side

The feature fabric is a gem I picked up from The Art of Fabric, one of my favourite online shops for boys knit prints at the moment.  I have a pile of about 7 others to whip into more tees when I get a spare five minutes!

I’ve been having a lot of trouble with my twin needle hemming popping open after just a few washes so I decided to use a tricot (three-step-zigzag) for this tee.  I’m really happy with the result and hoping it lasts longer than the others (or at least until I get myself a coverstitch machine!)

moustache raglan hem

You might remember my original test of this tee from last year?  Have a look here if you want to check out the short sleeve version.

I hope you guys have more sewjo than me right now and are whipping up some gorgeous makes.  I’m in the midst of one other pattern test at the moment so look forwarding to sharing that one with you soon!

Nat x

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  • It is a lovely tee. Love the print. I have never attempted to paint fabroc, co no words of wisdom to share, sorry!

  • Laura

    The T-shirt looks fantastic, those colours go so well together. What happened with the paint? Did it wash away or not take to start with? He looks pretty happy about those puppet sleeves anyway 🙂

    • He really loves them regardless which is awesome!! I think I was doing a few things wrong. Firstly I’m not sure the paint I was using was classed as opaque? Will have to go back and check out the other paints now I know what I’m supposed to be using. Also I was trying to use a bristle brush to apply it but google now tells me I’m supposed to use foam to make sure it doesn’t seep under the edges. My gorgeous friend from the US recently brought me over a 150yd roll of freezer paper so once I get this paint business sorted – watch out world!! lol