Monday, April 27, 2015

GYCT Designs: Rival Raglan as Swimwear! {Monthly Monday Madness Sale}

The Berry Bunch: GYCT Designs: Rival Raglan as Swimwear! {Monthly Monday Madness Sale}

I love sewing up raglan style shirts. They are so easy and so fun! No set in sleeves and curves to have to fight and ease in. Though that isn't so bad, sometimes it's nice to have the instant gratification of a super quick sew. And a Raglan, especially the Rival Raglan by GYCT Designs (affiliate link), is perfect for that. I tested the pattern when it was first released and little man loved it so much! I also used it in a gift for a friend's baby using a stencil and some free hand work on it. And, lots of other shirts that I just haven't photographed to share! But these are special!

The Berry Bunch: GYCT Designs: Rival Raglan as Swimwear! {Monthly Monday Madness Sale}

I used swim fabric to create some long sleeved swim shirts for the kids! They love their new swim shirts!

The Berry Bunch: GYCT Designs: Rival Raglan as Swimwear! {Monthly Monday Madness Sale}


We are going to Maryland in June and the kids have the opportunity to go swimming at the beach! I have never been swimming at an East Coast beach other than in Florida. And I was so little I haven't the clue or remember, was it the Golf or the Atlantic? What I do remember is the beaches in California. Brrr... Especially the last time we were at a beach 4 years before we will be in MD, it was northern Cali... double Brrr....

The Berry Bunch: GYCT Designs: Rival Raglan as Swimwear! {Monthly Monday Madness Sale}


So I sewed up the kids some long sleeved ones in case they were cold and I forgot to didn't downsize (for the 4-way stretch)... You know, in case they get bigger before June. But I would recommend going down a size if you were to sew one up in swim fabric. ;)

Little man's modifications: none....

The Berry Bunch: GYCT Designs: Rival Raglan as Swimwear! {Monthly Monday Madness Sale}

except that he wont let me take it back to hem the sleeves and bottom. It will have to get it snuck away when he isn't hoarding it, in order to do so.

Embelishements for both:

The Berry Bunch: GYCT Designs: Rival Raglan as Swimwear! {Monthly Monday Madness Sale}

topstitch the sleeve seam allowance down.

The Berry Bunch: GYCT Designs: Rival Raglan as Swimwear! {Monthly Monday Madness Sale}


Baby girl's modifications:

Cuffed the end of the sleeves. Cut the neck binding at 2.5" instead of 2"... The slippery bugger of a fabric shifted under the ruler, but I love the look it gave!

The Berry Bunch: GYCT Designs: Rival Raglan as Swimwear! {Monthly Monday Madness Sale}

Added a waistband.

The Berry Bunch: GYCT Designs: Rival Raglan as Swimwear! {Monthly Monday Madness Sale}


It was great to play with the water and splash outside the pool... We got some crazy cooler weather (don't get me wrong, it's nice) and going into the pool is just not going to happen!

The Berry Bunch: GYCT Designs: Rival Raglan as Swimwear! {Monthly Monday Madness Sale}

The Pattern:

Today (4/27) is the discounted sale of the Rival Raglan by GYCT Designs (affiliate link), so it's the perfect time to pick it up!

The pattern itself has a size range from 12 months to 12, and comes in lengths for shirt, tunic, and a dress option for the little ladies! There are 3 sleeve lengths: short, 3/4, and long, with included directions on layering the sleeves! I seriously love the layered sleeve look!

The Berry Bunch: GYCT Designs: Rival Raglan as Swimwear! {Monthly Monday Madness Sale}

The kids enjoyed even lounging. Whats not to love about lounging in swimwear?

The Berry Bunch: GYCT Designs: Rival Raglan as Swimwear! {Monthly Monday Madness Sale}

One of my favorite things about GYCT Designs (affiliate link) is the versatility of thier patterns; they look great as is, modified or embelished, made from yardage or upcycled clothing... This one is a serious staple in my kids wardrobe (along with their Tinley Tee (affiliate))...

I just can't get over my kids in their cuteness as they run around the house in their Rival Raglan by GYCT Designs (affiliate link) swim shirts.... Could it be possible that I love the pattern even more?!?

The Berry Bunch: GYCT Designs: Rival Raglan as Swimwear! {Monthly Monday Madness Sale}

The Berry Bunch: GYCT Designs: Rival Raglan as Swimwear! {Monthly Monday Madness Sale}

Happy Sewing!