Raglan Inset

Raglan trapezoid inset piece

The red Raglan Blouse was made as such a narrow fit, that it came out with a slight issue in the armpit-area where the velvet would not allow the arm to be lifted any higher than the shoulder’s level, a difficult predicament for festive activities where movability is still prime, which is why I opted to rework the armpit, inserting a rounded trapezoid piece, now cut with the material’s stretch direction oriented along the length of the arm, forming a gradually expanding bridge that connects body and sleeve within the lower half of the raglan armhole.


  1. Looking closely, one can also spot how the ruffle trimming has been worked into the blouse’s vertical seams.