I know there are tons of raglan patterns out there. I’ve tested a few, bought a few others and been happy with some, less happy with others. I decided to give GYCT’s unisex raglan the Rival Raglan (aff link) in their dress length to see how it would work on my daughter. I was pleased with the result.
Many of the unisex tops are too boxy for her, even when graded down, but this pattern gave me zero issues. For a slender girl who won’t stop growing, it is great to know what I can grab quickly to make her extra of as she continues to find a way to be taller than I am.
The Rival Raglan comes with three lengths: top, tunic, and dress. It also comes with three different sleeve lengths: short, long and 3/4. I love that this pattern only had the top and sleeves to cut out. Who doesn’t want to save paper? I also love that there was a cut chart for the neckband and the skirt in both the dress and tunic lengths. This also makes it very easy to add length if you have a child who is taller, like mine. I didn’t need to add any length, but I’m sure that will soon change. She is growing like a weed. As you can see below, the length works perfectly for her. She wanted to wear some pants under the dress because it was a bit chilly out.
Overall I am very happy with this dress, it is adorable, it fits well and was a super quick sew. GYCT is running a Spring Dress Tour from March 4th to the 11th. You can get 15% off your entire order using the code “SPRINGTOUR”.