Burger Raglan- By Tiah Ranger

Because there are days. Days when you just need to take a break from the to-do list and sew something happy. Because Halloween costumes are *almost* done and the forecast is calling for warm weather over the Thanksgiving long weekend.. Because every fall should be celebrated with one final BBQ and what better than a burger shirt to kick off the festivities.

I bought this Digital Burger print and coordinating Basic Green jersey knit to make a raglan shirt. I used the Lane Raglan pattern by Hey June Handmade.  I think Raglans are great for showcasing funky prints; tone it down with an interesting sleeve, or go all out with main panels.

After a rough evening of cranky sick kids, this was the perfect project to renew my sanity.  A quick sew, I was able to cut and sew this in under 2.5 hours! Win! In my opinion, a blissful way to spend an evening. After reading about wonder tape I decided to give it a try on this curved hem - it deserves its name!

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It's a double sided tape that holds your hem in place while you sew, making it super simple to maintain the perfect line and preventing unwanted gathering/puckering. The tape dissolves in the wash.  I've never attempted a curved hem before and didn't want to chance ruining my shirt.

Sure, a burger shirt is probably better for the summer months but when I'm out shoveling my car out of a snowbank in January and come in to peel off my snowsuit to the sight of this shirt, I'll be smiling in spite of it all. And it's definitely helping to keep a smile on this tired Momma's face this morning!  Who knows, maybe in the spring I'll shorten the sleeves - that's the beauty of Handmade!