Hey again! I am back for week 3 of the Dive Into Dolmans blog tour! I am excited to try a new dolman pattern this week and actually a whole new designer. I sewed up the Women’s Dolman Sleeve Sweater with Assmetrical Collar by Seamingly Smitten. (Disclaimer: I received this pattern in exchange for my honest opinions about the garment) I can’t wait to tell you about this pattern but first let me give you the details:
|Sizes||XS-3XL, (bust 31”-49”)|
|Printable pattern pages/copy shop version||12 pages|
|Measurements for Rectangle Pieces||Yes.|
|Line Drawings||No the tutorial is pictures.|
|Size made||I made the size 3XL and I cut at the tall line.|
|Options chosen||I used the tall cut line.|
|Fabric Requirement for your size||2 yards and less than ¼ yard of ribbing.|
|Measurement Chart||Based upon bust, waist and hip measurement.|
|Pattern Printing Layout||No|
|Suggested Fabrics||Any medium to heavy weight knit fabric.|
|Layer Printing Option||No|
|Neck Line Options||There is only one neckline option.|
|Sleeve Options||Elbow length|
|Easy to read instructions||Yes|
|Drawing or photograph instructions||Photographs|
So I was a rebel and did not use a medium weight knit. I used a lighter knit with a 2 way stretch. But it worked out really well. I cut at the tall cut line because at 6 feet tall it seemed like the obvious choice.
First of all, I loved that collar and that was what drew me to the pattern in the first place. I was intrigued with the construction and loved the finished product. The fully patterned fabric was a bold choice but I really love houndstooth.
This shirt is super comfy and roomy so I can see it being a great all year round pattern. I will definitely figure out a way to add a few more inches of length next time but it doesn’t seem like it will be hard to do.
So overall, I recommend this pattern to my fellow hourglasses for a cute dolman to pair with leggings and a pair of boots. Or a pair of capris and sandals. Either way you will be happy! And this pattern is currently on sale for only $4.00 so run over and grab this pattern and check out the other patterns. A few have caught my eye… I will be visiting Seamingly Smitten again soon.
As always, thank you so much for coming to read my blog! Before you leave check out the other bloggers on this tour or look back at previous days posts. And leave me a comment to let me know what you think? Have you tried a dolman? What is your favorite pattern? Check back next week and see which dolman I pick then!
Diving Into Dolmans Week 1
Guest blogger: Rebel and Malice
Diving Into Dolmans Week 2
Guest bloggers: Rebel and Malice
Diving Into Dolmans Week 3
Guest Bloggers: Sew Far North