LDT Raglan Hack

Are you a HUGE fan of the Laundry Day Tee like me? Have you mastered the pattern and are looking for a new way to change it up a little? How would you like a hack that could cut down on sewing time even MORE? Today I am excited to share with you the raglan hack for the LDT!! This tutorial is one that has been highly requested, so we figured that hitting 20K members was perfect timing 😉

If hacking the LDT into a raglan is something that has intimidated you, like it did me for so long,  I will tell you right now that you just need to set those fears aside and listen up because it’s seriously one of the easiest hacks that you will do.

raglan ldt

To start, you will need to print off a copy of the LDT (minus the sleeve). Also print off the sleeve of your raglan pattern of choice. One thing that you will want to keep in mind when choosing a pattern is the silhouette of the LDT. Because it’s a fit to flare silhouette, you will want to choose a raglan pattern that is slimmer fitting as opposed to one that is relaxed or slouchy. Otherwise the sleeves will look out of place.

Ok, so let’s get this party started! With the LDT on the bottom, match both fronts of your patterns at the lower point of the armscye. In order not to skew the placement, make sure that the fold lines on each pattern are parallel to one another while keeping those points in place.

LDT raglan hack

Trace the new armscye and neckline into the LDT. ***Note: Make sure to transfer any markings.

LDT raglan hack

Repeat the same process for the back.

LDT raglan hack

Although you will use the same sleeve from your chosen raglan pattern, I decided to trace an extra copy onto freezer paper to keep in my LDT pattern folder so everything is in one place.

LDT raglan hack

To assemble, follow the instructions from the original pattern. I also used the neckband measurement for the raglan pattern as opposed to the LDT since the neckline has now been changed. And there you have it…a super easy hack for the LDT!!

LDT raglan hack

LDT raglan hack

I was able to make two of these in a matter of about an hour, as well as a third on a whim one morning for a special event. I will be making many more…maybe even a dress!

We look forward to seeing many more LDT/raglan creations over in the Love Notions Pattern Support group. Make sure that you are sharing!!!


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318 Responses to LDT Raglan Hack

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  2. I love this! Can’t wait to try it out!

    • Louise says:

      Hope this counts as a reply, I can’t get it to work any other way! I love hacking and mashing patterns, my fave is the tessa sheath mashed with the pleated sybill skirt. Looks so great for work!

  3. grammymurry says:

    Two great hacks at once. I am always nervous, but will try these!!

  4. Allison says:

    I have made all kinds of changes to Patterns over the years! Changed out the collar, altered the sleeve, the length, the width, merged a piece from here to there. I did it before ‘Pattern hack’ was a term. Love making each garment mine.

    • Carlena bulkley says:

      Me too. Always fun to make what you want and not what you are ” limited” to by available patterns

  5. Andrea says:

    I can’t wait to try this!

  6. Danka says:

    I will have to try this during this week! LDT are a wardrope staple! ❤ thanks for this awesome hack!

  7. Michelle says:

    I’ve never hacked regular clothes before, just Halloween costumes. Clothes are too much of a risk and I’m not confident enough in my fitting skills. Costumes don’t have to look that good! 🙂

  8. Laura Butler says:

    I can’t wait to try this! I have never hacked a pattern before but this gives me hope that it will be as simple as it looks!!!! I have been dying to do a raglan LDT because I can not seem to get a raglan that is as flowy and doesnt show all my mommy bumps and lumps. Thanks so much for this!!!!

  9. Debbie says:

    Thanks for the tutorial! I have never hacked a pattern before, but this looks easy enough!

  10. Shareesa says:

    What a neat hack!

  11. gail says:

    I love the LDT and I’ve discovered that even when I shop for clothes, I am looking for that style! I need to become a more confident sewer so that I can avoid the stores altogether. Love this hack, so many ways to make my favorite style feel the same but look a little different. 🙂

  12. Dania says:

    Can’t wait to try this also with lil’ LDT too!

  13. Inna says:

    That’s a cool hack! Love raglan sleeves!

  14. Diane says:

    I hacked a pencil skirt + raglan top (from another designer) to make a dress. I had never combined two patterns before but it turned out to be a lot easier than I expected.

    • Tami Meyer says:

      It is easier than you think! Once you do it one time, it definitely becomes more doable. The possibilities are endless!

  15. Elaine Chamberlain says:

    The top turned out great . Nice job!

  16. Adrienne says:

    I’ve done this hack before! It’s so easy! Reminds me I need to make another soon 😉

  17. Jennie Kaderabek says:

    I love this hack! I am not good at hacking patterns, so am thankful for anyone who shares their talents!

    • LaVerne says:

      I am very afraid of trying to hack a pattern. In fear it won’t work out so I do even try. But I am so happy for those who venture out to doing this. Out standing for you and keep up the good work.

  18. LizA. says:

    Looking forward to trying this. Thanks for sharing.

  19. Meghan says:

    I have yet to do a true hack…mostly because of laziness and worried about screwing things up and wasting fabric.

  20. sonya knepp says:

    I love hacking patterns as opposed to buying multiple patterns. Thanks for sharing this hack!

  21. flamingopink1000 says:

    Love the LDT, definitely going to try this!

  22. Jennifer Campbell says:

    You make it look so easy!

  23. Jacky Williams says:

    This looks perfect – what a great idea. I need to find a sleeve now. Thanks for this and happy birthday xx

  24. Sara says:

    There’s a million hacks I have in mind but I’m scared to try them! It really helps if there’s well written direction with pics, such as this blog post. It’s encouraging!

  25. I’m not brave enough to hack patterns yet. Some
    Day hopefully!

  26. RIta Vaughan says:

    Oh i have to try this hack!

  27. Christine says:

    Good job on this hack! I’ve done hacks to add color blocking or to change a sleeve length and little things like that, but I don’t usually do major hacks because I would rather just buy the pattern for the thing I want. It’s a lot of work that is more the pattern maker’s forte than my own. I like to just put it together and go! I do enjoy seeing other people’s creations, though. Have fun!!

  28. Trudy Keller says:

    I am just starting to make clothes. I don’t have a serger, so I am not sure how they will turn out. This pattern hack would be something I would try.

  29. Diana Long says:

    I’m so excited to try this hack! I love the silhouette of the LET, but I love raglan sleeves, so this is perfection!!!!💗

  30. scoutthecat says:

    I added dolman sleeves to a tank dress pattern. And I colorblocked a hood once because I didn’t have enough fabric to make the hood in one piece LOL

  31. Very cool, I’m going to have to try that.

  32. Now this is a hack I need to do asap!!! I am just worried about drafting a sleeve..arghhhhhhhh

  33. Creshone says:

    I’ve done two hacks before. The first did not go so well. I didn’t know what I was doing. I just had a vision and tried to make it. The dress I made was way too big and was floor length rather than the mid length I was going for. It sat in my ufo pile for a long time, about a year or so, before I picked it up again. My second was during a sew along so that came out much better than the first and I’ve gotten a lot of compliments on it.

  34. Jennifer says:

    Clever!

  35. Laura Shafer says:

    Love this hack! So cute! Thanks for a chance at the giveaway!

  36. Krysta olson says:

    I hack patterns a lot, but prefer to just buy a pattern that has what I want because it’s so much easier and quicker!

  37. Katie says:

    Still haven’t tried the LDT, this may need to be my first!

  38. Lauren Elise Nelson says:

    Perfect timing. I was JUST trying to find a raglan to sew! I’ve never done a hack before but I’m excited to try thi since I love the LDT! Having a serger would make this even easier 😉

  39. Noreen Mays says:

    I’ll definitely be doing this. Thanks!

  40. Melissa says:

    Love the LDT, I have several planned in my head. I need to get busy. I may have to try a raglan hack.

  41. Janet Lowry says:

    Thank you for showing this!

  42. Lisa Neely says:

    I am going to try this hack. I’m still on the learning curve and haven’t ventured out to hacking yet. But I’ll get there! You did a great job and I love the color choices you used!

  43. Elise says:

    Never hacked a pattern before but this might be my first.

  44. Pamela says:

    Great hack-thanks!

  45. SHAE Crafts says:

    Thanks for the tutorial!

  46. Nandry Ryals says:

    I have hacked and mashed.. Cant wait to try this!

  47. Tiffany says:

    I have not done a hack yet. I’m still a beginner and right now I hate the machine I have. I’m currently saving for the one my sister has. ☺

  48. I haven’t hacked anything before, mostly because I’m lazy.

  49. Cheryl R says:

    Raglans are my fave and you made it look so easy! Thanks for the tutorial-hack!

  50. Steph G. says:

    Will definitely try this!

  51. Kristin says:

    I hacked a dolman tee pattern to be a drawstring neck top.

  52. Anna Metcalf says:

    This looks perfect! Thanks, Courtney!

  53. Tina Schmidt says:

    I’ve hacked patterns before, such as adding pockets to a skirt. I’ve also put the bodice of one pattern on the shirt of another. I just found your company, so I haven’t hacked any of your patterns yet. Happy birthday, btw.

  54. Andrea Clark says:

    I can’t wait to try this out! Thanks for the wonderful post!

  55. Megan says:

    I’m loving reglan’s right now so this hack will definitely get used! Thank you!

  56. cindy svec says:

    I love the LDT! And a few other of your patterns. Thanks for all you do!

  57. Rebecca Saxon says:

    Definitely want to try this. Thanks for explaining this so well.

  58. This is fabulous! My favorite pattern, with a whole new look! Thank you~

  59. Janine Duguid says:

    Nice! I’ll have to give this pattern a try!

  60. Totally love this pattern; so versatile! Thank you for the great design!

  61. Tiffany S says:

    I have tried doing pattern hacks, and I have to admit the ones that I follow a “pro” on a blog like this turn out way better than the hacks that I’ve dreamed up myself…usually unsuccessful.

  62. Jenifer Atchison says:

    Super simple!

  63. Anna says:

    Love this idea

  64. Rachel Daymude says:

    I can’t wait to try this hack. I love the LDT pattern even more now!

  65. Lynn Saavedra says:

    I have to admit that I’m a bit intimidated by hacking patterns as I am not confident in my skills yet. This hack looks doable, though, when I find a good raglan pattern. We’ll see………..

  66. Melissa Pi says:

    I had a raglan shirt and my LDT pattern laid out together for a long time, wanting to make this hack. But never had the patience to sit down and make it happen. So I really appreciate seeing this!!

  67. Yvonne says:

    This is a great idea though I wonder why wouldn’t you bring this out as a new pattern, not a hack?

    • Tami Meyer says:

      The LDT is a free pattern and I wouldn’t feel right about releasing a pattern closely based off of it that anyone could very easily achieve by a simple blog post.

  68. Becky Hartley says:

    Great idea!

  69. I have done both mine own and tutorials of others. My own aren’t usually as involved but I’m trying to get braver! Usually adjust necklines lower, higher, V to scoop etc.

  70. Jana says:

    I am definitely going to try the raglan sleeves the next time, I prefer raglan to regular sleeves.

  71. Kristin V. says:

    I’ve never tried a hack, I want to though!

  72. Teresa Taylor says:

    I have just started doing fashion sewing, I am honestly scared to cut into my fabric but you make it look so easy

  73. Another awesome LDT hack! Cute color and pattern combos too.

  74. Stacie Sawicki says:

    I love this! I hack things all the time….My favorite was probably a dress pattern I hacked to make the perfect little black dress.

  75. n_halstensgaard says:

    I’ve hacked a partial placket from one pattern & added to another (to make a nursing friendly pajama shirt) & hacked a t-shirt into a dress for my daughter, again pajamas. Both were with knits.

  76. Chrissy says:

    Great hack! I haven’t done a pattern hack of any kind yet, since I have a hard enough time getting things to fit at all. I’ve had some recent successes though and now I’m excited to try a hack!

  77. Amanda G says:

    I don’t think I’ve ever done a pattern hack. Fear of messing up my item of clothing is holding me back! Don’t want to waste precious fabric! But I love this raglan hack!

  78. Katrina says:

    Havnt tried this pattern yet but love this hack! Can’t wait to give it a try.

  79. fenna says:

    I’ve hacked inset pockets into a patch pocket pants and various other little hacks 🙂

  80. tina says:

    I love the raglan look! 🙂 I’ll have to try it! Thanks for the hack

  81. Melissa says:

    Cute, haven’t tried it tho.

  82. Tmarie says:

    Great hack! I’ve made my own hacks a few times before but I probably couldn’t repeat it

  83. Felicia B says:

    I’m not much of a hacker. I don’t have a lot of “vision” and for the most part need it all laid out for me with instructions and pattern pieces.

  84. Nicole says:

    Super excited about this!

  85. Katherine says:

    Love this.Thank you for sharing.

  86. Zina Clark says:

    I love raglan sleeves and can’t wait to try this out! Thank you for the tutorial!

  87. stephlinde says:

    I have small shoulders, raglans are the BEST!

  88. Jennifer Benslimane says:

    I love the new hack. I was just thinking about this the other day.

  89. Jenna says:

    Looking forward to trying this!

  90. Marilyn says:

    I added long sleeves to a dolman short sleeve dress

  91. Carrie Lathrop says:

    The most I do for sewing hacks is size grading. haha I definitely need detailed instructions for hacks and this one is awesome!

  92. Morgan says:

    I can’t wait to try!

  93. Meg says:

    This is cute! I’ll have to try it out.

  94. Noeha Garard says:

    I’m always intimidated, but curious about hacks. Maybe I’ll get up the nerve to try this!

  95. Amy Schaetzke says:

    I can’t wait to give it a try!

  96. Please, please,please!,,

  97. Lisa Wallace says:

    Love this hack! Have hacked several patterns by mashing.

  98. Courtney Wandell says:

    I love a good raglan sleeve! It’s so perfect for pattern mismatching

  99. Elizabeth Proctor says:

    ALL patterns are subject to hacking in my workshop! Nice to see that you actively encourage creativity and experimentation.

  100. sewnatseams says:

    Awesome! I took patterns from a different designer (a hooded shirt and pencil skirt) and combined them into a fun sporty dress.

  101. I have never tried a pattern hack before but I might be brave enough to try this one. I love this as a raglan!

  102. STEPHANIE THARP says:

    I have hacked only one pattern using a cold shoulder technique to the LDT and made the hi low hem. It was easy then I top stiched some beautiful accent along the shoulder..turned out beautifully..i made sure I posted!

  103. Leigh S says:

    I’m busy with my first pattern hack of sorts. My daughter is very slim and very tall, so I’m using the tutorial of how to blend the sizes she falls into to make a well fitting Lil’ LDT dress with a cowl and long sleeves for this winter!

  104. Thanks for this hack!

  105. Diane C says:

    I haven’t hacked an existing pattern, but I have created a pattern by taking apart an existing shirt that I loved!

  106. Sandra Heath says:

    soon as I make my Whistler, LBD, and another LDT or two, then I`ll try the raglan!

  107. Marta says:

    I did the Tessa Sheath Dress hack with the peek a boo hole in it that’s on the blog and I LOVED it! I will be trying this one for sure too. Thanks for the amazing patterns! And Happy Birthday!

  108. Michelle says:

    I must try this hack!

  109. Shirley says:

    Love this hack! I am a big fan of raglan and the LDT. I’ve changed up necklines, sleeve length, and shirt length before but nothing to this extent. I’ll give it a try!

  110. Thanks so much, can’t wait to try this out!!

  111. Michelle says:

    Thank you!

  112. Liz Tarr says:

    I love this but i dont have a pattern with a raglan sleeve to mash with the LDT. 😯

  113. madebymrsb says:

    I love a good hack. Looks great!

  114. Love to try this hack

  115. Rikki says:

    <3

  116. Annissa Moncrief says:

    Love a good hack! I’m always looking for ways to make my favorite patterns more versatile!

  117. Elizabeth says:

    I’ve not hacked anything before! But I really want to try! I have a very limited fabric budget so I don’t want to do something and then it not work and I’ve wasted precious fabric. I need to be brave!!!! 🙂

  118. Dena Brandt says:

    Thank you for the inspiration!

  119. Danielle H says:

    I haven’t hacked a pattern yet, my time is so limited it is hard to even find time to sew a complete pattern, but this is so cute it may be my first one!

  120. judystolz says:

    Love raglan sleeves; but first I have to get motivated (and have time) to make the LDT!

  121. Jessie says:

    I love it!

  122. Karen says:

    Thanks for the hack! Love my ldt but love raglans too so it’s a win win.

  123. Susan says:

    Easy peezy – that’s how I see this hack! Thanks for sharing and now i can use up some smaller favourite knit pieces too!

  124. Kara Wyandt says:

    This is perfect!

  125. Michelle Hansen says:

    I haven’t done a pattern hack, per say, just shortening the waist on every pattern.

  126. Karen Ridge says:

    I love this new way to make the LDT. Can’t wait to try it out!

  127. Jane says:

    Now I just need to find a raglan sleeve I like. Any suggestions?

  128. Heather Jones says:

    I love adding a cowl to the ldt!

  129. Susan C says:

    I made a small bag during a class that was not supposed to have a zipper closure, so I added one, and changed the straps. I am still very new to sewing, so I love to experiment with basic hacks.

  130. Stephani says:

    I like the look as a tank, great hack!

  131. Ginger says:

    I can’t wait to make a raglan LDT dress!

  132. Tammy Sakal says:

    I have only done a hack on doll clothes so far. This one looks great.

  133. Debbie says:

    What a great idea

  134. My sewing machine is flawed and I haven’t been able to replace it. That’s the only thing holding me back from sewing even more!!!

  135. Jeanette S says:

    I didn’t know it was going to be that easy!! Thanks so much for the hack tutorial!

  136. Amy Dash says:

    I’ve seen the LDT before and love the look of the raglan sleeve!

  137. Jessica says:

    I’ve made hacks to other patterns but the the LDT. Looking forward to trying this one!

  138. Carrie Collier says:

    I’ve made a few pattern hacks – mostly mixing patterns, but I’ve never switched a sleeve design like this before. Thanks for the great tutorial!

  139. Laurie Angles says:

    I’ve never hacked a pattern before-must give this a try

  140. Nicole McLemore says:

    Definitely need to try this!

  141. Melanie says:

    Love the LDT! And Super LOVE the raglan hack! <3

  142. Elaina says:

    This is the hack I’ve been waiting for!

  143. Molly says:

    This is definitely on my list! Thanks Courtney!

  144. Wynell Thomas says:

    Great pattern with a new twist. Thank you!!

  145. Heidi O. says:

    You make the raglan sleeve hack look possible – thank you! 🙂

  146. Lindsay says:

    I love raglans so I love this hack! But I’m usually too type A and still lack the confidence to do my own hacks.

  147. D says:

    Fun! I hacked the ldt into a swing dress.

  148. Mary M says:

    Great pattern hack!

  149. Carla says:

    Very happy to get this raglan hack.

  150. Melisa Heiser says:

    I love the LDT and can’t wait to try this hack with it ♡

  151. kalteazer17 says:

    Nifty hack, I’m looking forward to trying it out!

  152. Lacey says:

    What an awesome hack! It’s like a whole new pattern.

  153. Sara says:

    I do hacks that help a piece serve another purpose, that way I get more use out of one pattern.

  154. Chelsea says:

    Love this! Thanks!

  155. Raglan LDT for a win! Nice!!!

  156. Karen Derbes says:

    Love Notions Patterns never fail to please, thanks for all of your great pieces and the awesome inspiration that you provide!

  157. Liesel says:

    If I’m not testing, I’m usually hacking. I can’t leave a pattern alone 🙂

  158. Dora says:

    I have only tried pattern hacks a few times : one of them was the LDT dress. 😄 I’ll jump into this one too!

  159. Julie GIBSON says:

    Can’t wait to try this…thanks!

  160. Emily says:

    I don’t think I’ve ever done a pattern hack. It’s mostly because I rarely make 2 of the same item, so I don’t really need to adjust the pattern to make it ‘new’.

  161. Kirsten says:

    Looks great. Will have to try this

  162. Linda says:

    Great hack! Hope to try it after I get a Sloane done!

  163. Jessica Musumarra says:

    The LDT is awesome as is and you just made it awesomer!! Thanks!

  164. Thanks for making it straight forward!

  165. Lennea says:

    I haven’t tried a hack on this yet. But the raglan sleeve has me intrigued.

  166. Dannielle Brenner says:

    I’m excited to try this…

  167. Danae Ethier says:

    This is amazing! Thank you for sharing!

  168. Katie says:

    I have altered patterns and drafted costume patterns from photos, but haven’t combined two patterns. Can’t wait to try this!

  169. Mandy says:

    Love this hack! Can’t wait to try it out.

  170. Michelle B says:

    Ok that is super cute! I need to try it, I always have to lengthen pants because of my long legs. Does that count as a hack?

  171. lcrob says:

    this is a great idea! i love a cute raglan top!!

  172. Katie says:

    I’m excited to try this! It looks great.

  173. Tracy Ossmann says:

    I haven’t been sewing clothes very long, so I usually try the pattern as-is. I really want to try the godet hack on the Tessa Sheath Dress though!

  174. Amy Evans says:

    Just made my first LDT and can’t wait to try this hack on #2!

  175. Karen says:

    I haven’t done a hack before because I was afraid I would mess it up. This looks easy, now I have to find a raglan pattern in my stash.

  176. Bailey R. says:

    Yay! Can’t wait to try it!

  177. Shannon says:

    Great idea! Thanks for the tips.

  178. Addie says:

    THIS isn’t soooo cool! I can’t wait to try it out!

  179. Amy Finn says:

    I need 10 of these! I love it.

  180. Carrie says:

    I’ve been wanting to try something like this for a while, glad someone else figured it out for me 🙂

  181. Alyssa Ramirez says:

    I haven’t done a hack before. I’ve had great ideas for hacks, but I think I just never seem to have the time to sit down and try it. I will definitely try this one, love it!

  182. Lori M. says:

    Oh something new to make I am in the mood to make a new LDT long dress for winter and this sounds good……thanks for the tute…

  183. Kim says:

    Can’t wait to try this! I love to sew raglan sleeves!

  184. Heather says:

    I haven’t made any raglans yet, but I am churning out LDT’s faster than any other pattern I have.

  185. Natalie says:

    I adore raglans! Thank you so much for this!

  186. Nica says:

    Love the Hack!

  187. Nikki Strong says:

    I hack patterns all the time when converting tank pieces to short sleeve or long sleeve for my kids! Thanks for the helpful pointers!

  188. Amanda says:

    Awesome!

  189. Rachel says:

    I have not hacked a pattern yet in case it doesn’t work because I hate wasting fabric!

  190. Rita P says:

    Only minor pattern hacks. But have combined two or more patterns together. Neat hacks!

  191. Celeste says:

    Never done a LN pattern hack before, but I might have to now!

  192. Sandra Diaz says:

    I’ve done hacks but not for adult clothing ..yet. I would love to try it

  193. Shelley says:

    Love the hacks! I’ve mashed patterns before, but never from am inset sleeve to a raglan. Excited to try on the LDT!

  194. Michelle Poe says:

    I love pattern hacks. What a great way to make a pattern like new again and expand my wardrobe!

  195. I did a hack on the Willow top and it turned out great!

  196. I’ve only hacked bags but not clothes yet. 🙂

  197. Missy Byelene says:

    Great tutorial and fantastic patters! Celebrating with y’all!

  198. donnamikele says:

    Is there a raglan sleeve pattern you recommend ?

  199. Erika says:

    The raglan hack looks great!

  200. Jeanie Payne says:

    I mashed a toddler shirt with toddler overalls and made a one piece romper.

  201. Cheryl Evans says:

    OOh…..sew All the Raglans!

  202. Kathy Looney says:

    Haven’t hacked anything yet. I’m a chicken!!

  203. Janet G says:

    Knit fabric scares the heck out of me, but the LDT is something I’m going to make and now with the raglan sleeve it just got even more tempting =)

  204. I’d love to try this hack, but I don’t have a raglan pattern. Any suggestions?

  205. Becky says:

    Beautiful job! For me, I’m more likely to mash than to hack, probably. My daughters have enjoyed the Bluezette dress bodice with a semi-circle skirt!

  206. Merri Peabody says:

    Saving all the extra fabric to do this!

  207. joellemarie72 says:

    I’ve mashed patterns to put sleeves on a tank and to make a shirt and skirt into a dress. I love “stretching” my pattern stash by mashing them to change them up!

  208. This gives such a fun option for the LDT! Awesome hack. Now which raglan to use?

  209. Christie says:

    I love the LDT and I love reglans, can’t wait to try combining the two, yours looks ok great!! Thanks for an awesome hack!

  210. Betty W says:

    Great idea and you make it seem easy!!! I used to do all kinds of sewing-I made a dress for my youngest daughter one time with no pattern and now I’m hesitant to try anything even with a pattern! I’ve made doll clothes and other stuff for dolls; I’ve even made dolls! I haven’t made anything for years but I’m hoping to get back to it since I have a bit more time… Thank you for the inspiration!

  211. Katrina says:

    What a fantastic idea! I will have to get the nerve up to try it!!

  212. Carolyn Trimarco says:

    I love raglan and will have to try this hack soon.

  213. Shaunna says:

    So cute! Great job.

  214. Jobie says:

    I have made lots of Franken-style patterns but nothing that I have drafted on my own. Although when I do a FBA it feels like I am hacking a pattern.
    I do love the raglan sleeves in a swing LDT

  215. Meg says:

    Gotta love a raglan!

  216. Angie says:

    This is a great idea. I hope to try it soon.

  217. Carla says:

    Cute alternative!

  218. Kim Skipper says:

    I’m excited to try this hack, usually I don’t find detailed instructions, but these are perfect

  219. Jessica Locklear says:

    Thanks for the awesome hack! Can’t wait to try it!!!

  220. Rebecca Brasher says:

    Hacking patterns always makes me a little nervous. I need to just give it a go though so I can make the most of the patterns I have.

  221. Kaitlyn R says:

    I haven’t done any pattern hacking, I just haven’t had a lot of sewing time to take the time to hack a pattern.

  222. Trista DeBerry says:

    Love this. Can’t wait to try it. My oldest is going to love it too.

  223. Elizabeth says:

    Great idea and easy enough to do. Thanks for the sharing this idea!

  224. cbailey says:

    Thanks for this, I will definitely be trying it 🙂

  225. Lisa Cahoon says:

    Raglan sleeves are the best! 🙂

  226. I can’t wait to try this hack out!

  227. Lynn says:

    Can’t wait to try it

  228. Jennifer BusselleDunn says:

    Super cute! Thank you.

  229. Chrissy colbath says:

    Great hack! I think I will try it with a free raglan pattern I have used.

  230. gwyn says:

    such a smart and simple hack!

  231. Tami says:

    I’ve hacked lots of patterns… added length, created tunics from tops, changed sleeves. Fun!

  232. Katy R says:

    This is so helpful! I always struggle to mash raglan sleeve and set-in sleeve details.

  233. Amazing! Thank you!

  234. Kelly Price says:

    I can’t wait to try this!

  235. It came out super cute! Thanks for the hand-holding, I’m always afraid to try hacks like this on my own!

  236. cj Davis says:

    I have just started hacking (trying) patterns and am having a lot of fun even if there are some failures.

  237. Cassie Barry says:

    I haven’t done much hacking yet since I’m pretty new to sewing, but I’m starting to feel more confident with trying it out. I have been wanting a more flowy raglan tee and already love the LDT so I am SO excited to see it – I know exactly what fabric I’ll use already. 🙂

  238. Michelle Gentle says:

    This looks awesome. Admittedly I shy away from some patterns that don’t have a raglan sleeve, this may just change that for me.

  239. I have always been afraid to hack patterns but this makes me brave enough to try it.

  240. Sharon K says:

    Great hack!

  241. karla says:

    looks great! will have to try this soon.

  242. Jill Breseke says:

    I love this! I loooove raglans and the LDT, so this is perfect! The instructions are also easy enough even for me to understand! Thanks!

  243. Miranda Ching says:

    Thanks for sharing another great hack for the LDT!

  244. Bec Munro says:

    I don’t do hacks. I like following a pattern exactly. Boring, but true!

  245. Tootie DeHof says:

    I have only tried very simple hacks before. I really love this one and will definitely try it!!!

  246. Christine says:

    Looking forward to trying this sleeve on the LTD

  247. Stephanie says:

    I have hacked a raglan sleeve to add to a RTW t-shirt that needed a different neckline that didn’t choke me. I still need to get the neck band on!

  248. Kia L says:

    Definitely have to try this! Thanks you!

  249. tmeredithn says:

    Well done. I’m still working on perfecting the LDT, but it’s nice to know these instructions are here when I’m ready!

  250. Jenna Hobbs says:

    I love this hack! I’m a big raglan fan so I’ll have to try this!

  251. Cat G says:

    I always have ideas for hacking but rarely do them! Too many projects in my head!! But I’ve definitely hacked/merged two patterns together.

  252. Robin W says:

    I don’t have a raglan pattern…any suggestions?

  253. Meghan Ryan says:

    I love a raglan sleeve because its easier to fit my narrow, sloped shoulders. Combining a raglan with the volume of the LDT is brilliant!

  254. Leanne says:

    Love raglan sleeves – thanks for the tutorial!

  255. Jennifer Allan says:

    Great idea. Now I just need to find a raglan sleeve to copy.

  256. Amanda says:

    I definitely need to do to this hack!

  257. nstrong3604 says:

    I love how these raglans look! I have hacked raglan sleeves on a peasant dress to get the neckline that I wanted.

  258. Cara Schoenberg says:

    I like to adjust necklines to give a well loved pattern a new twist.

  259. Sheila Hellrung says:

    Looking forward to making this hack. The only real hacks I have done is changing hems to bands. My biggest fear is to mess up my awesome fabric!

  260. Katrena Smith says:

    Very Cute.

  261. Margaret says:

    I would love to try this! Excellent tutorial – thank you!

  262. Karen Widhalm says:

    Love the hack, thanks!

  263. Christina says:

    Super generous and great tutorial!

  264. Carmella M Mares says:

    I just printed the LDT pattern. Can’t wait!

  265. Randi says:

    The only hack ive done is to mash sizes. I’m still pretty new to sewing and have a lot to learn.

  266. Courtney says:

    I have yet to try this pattern! Looks awesome I will try soon! I haven’t tried it yet because I am trying to get ready for a craft show in November making my specialty baby clothes! I am fairly new to sewing and have so many great patterns I need to try!

  267. Trudy Fehr says:

    I’ve never really mashed 2 patterns together..I’ve only graded between sizes or changed the width of a skirt..😊

  268. Marianne says:

    Yay! I have tried raglan hacks on other patterns before and had epic fails. Now I know what I have been doing wrong cant wait to try this!

  269. Thank you for the hack and chance to win a Serger!

  270. Michelle says:

    I can’t wait to try this!

  271. Glenda says:

    Thank you so much for this tutorial! My beloved LDT will have a fresh look!!!! Love you guys❤❤❤❤

  272. jessica fisher says:

    Love this idea! Thanks for doing this hack!

  273. Anna says:

    Love the hack!

  274. Connie Kline says:

    I have hacked a regular scrub top pattern by changing the front to a maternity top for my daughter to wear to work.

  275. Rebecca Munoz says:

    Love it!

  276. Faye Trotter says:

    I have hacked purse patterns and other craft patterns but not garments. Yet!!!

  277. Courtney says:

    I’ve done some minor fit alterations but have been too nervous to try a hack so far. Having the steps laid out is very helpful!

  278. Carla G says:

    Thanks for the great raglan ldt hack! I’ve only done small changes – length, width, and changing the pocket shapes. I want to try more hacks… 🙂

  279. Sarah says:

    This is awesome!! Thank you for making it look so easy!

  280. Treena says:

    This is so funn

  281. Tricia N says:

    Hacks intimidate me 🙈

  282. Dee says:

    No pattern hacks yet! I’ve just started sewing clothes after a long break–as in decades! However, I have a full set of bookmarks for when I’m hread

  283. I never thought to do this, love how it turned out!

  284. Ali says:

    I have done some minor hacks. I’m not super brave though, and don’t stray far from the pattern.

  285. Laureen Anderson says:

    I turn dress bodices into tops, I prefer having 2 pieces sometimes.

  286. Mia says:

    I like doing crocheting hacks.

  287. Trisha says:

    I have the ldt pattern, I will have to try it!

  288. KatieAZ says:

    I have been to afraid to hack patterns, but I’m planning to change the sleeve on a dress from a summery one to a fall/winter one. I’m nervous and excited!

  289. Shannon says:

    OMG! I so need to try out this hack!💕😱

  290. Loni Harris says:

    I have not tried a hack on any pattern! I’m afraid of messing something up if I have to alter the pattern piece any way.

  291. Diana says:

    I have done a lot of pattern hacks when sewing dance costume. This is a great one for me!!

  292. Brenda Wicker says:

    That is a GREAT hack, and it looks awesome! Thanks for sharing!

  293. Mara says:

    I seem to only hack patterns, I always want to change every pattern just a little bit, it’s a very bad habit.

  294. Sarah Rogers says:

    This is so simple! Thank you! My most used hack is simply adding a cowl or hood and side seam pockets to a pattern that doesn’t include them. Has anyone added a hood to the LDT?

  295. laura says:

    great hack!

  296. Elizabeth Winchester says:

    I’ve done quite a few hacks before (thumbhole cuffs, hoods, etc) but this is a this is a hack I haven’t yet tried! Thanks for the inspiration.

  297. Karen W says:

    I would love to try out this hack! I have never hacked a pattern before, mostly because I’m still new to sewing and have enough trouble without adding in any extra. Soon, hopefully very soon.