Diving Into Dolmans: Naptime Creations and Round Up

Hello everyone! Welcome back to the Dive Into Dolmans Blog Tour! This is the last week of the tour and therefore this is my last post.  I have had a blast on this tour sewing up dolmans and I want to sneak one more in as well as recap the ones I previously reviewed.  First things first, I sewed up just one more shirt because I love dolmans and who really needs an excuse for one more shirt?

Dive Into Dolmans

So I present to you the Easy Breezy Summer Tee by Nap Time Creations.  If you are saying, wait that looks familiar, it does.  The supremely talented Patricia from Sew Far North reviewed a few weeks ago.  Click here to see her review! So before I get into my version let me run down the details for you.

Sizes XXS-XXL, (bust 30”-50”)
Printable pattern pages/copy shop version Printable Version
Skill Level Easy
Measurements for Rectangle Pieces Yes. The neckband is a measurement.
Line Drawings No the tutorial is pictures.
Size made XXL
Options chosen No options
Fabric Requirement for your size Approx. 1.5 yards
Measurement Chart Based on chest measurement.
Cutting Instructions Yes
Pattern Printing Layout Yes
Cutting Layout No
Suggested Fabrics Any woven with a good drape or a knit that also has a good drape.
Layer Printing Option No
Neck Line Options No
Sleeve Options No
Hem Options No
Seam Allowance 3/8″
Hem Allowance 3/4″
Fit Very Loose
Easy to read instructions Yes
Drawing or photograph instructions Photographs

I used a knit that is faux ribbed and was my $1.50 Walmart find.  I love that it is a neutral color and I can wear it with anything.  Here in Washington it never really gets hot so even my summer shirts need a little weight.

So I left my shirt unhemmed because height is always an issue for me.  I love the loose fit of this shirt and the neck line is just the right amount of distinction for this shirt.

Oh and did I mention it was soooo quick to sew?  I couldn’t even believe that I was finished!  I had never sewn any Nap Time Creations before but I am definitely sold! I am amazed at the number of free patterns available on the website and I have loved looking around the facebook group.

So I was lucky enough to get to sew up three different dolmans on this blog tour and see so many more.  I will continue trying them out and see what accentuates my hourglass figure!

Make sure you check out the official round up post from Sewing By Ti linked below but I will link it here!  And leave me a comment telling me which dolman was your favorite! Or if we didn’t cover one that you are willing to share I would love to hear about it.  Thank you to the wonderful ladies from this tour that blogged along side me and Tibeca for organizing this massive undertaking. Thank you to all of the designers who donated patterns in exchange for our honest reviews.  And thank you so much to everyone reading along.

Dive Into Dolmans

Diving Into Dolmans Week 1


Sewing By Ti- Sew Much ado Sea Farer

Creative Counselor- Sewing Cake’s The Tee

Sew Sophie Lynn- Patterns for Pirates Pumpkin Spice

Made By Melli- Patterns for Pirates Sweet Tee

Guest blogger: Rebel and Malice- Jalie Dolman #3352


Diving Into Dolmans Week 2


Sewing By Ti- Create Kids Couture Donna’s Dolman

Creative Counselor- Blue Dot Patterns Georgia

Sew Sophie Lynn- EYMM Kymy’s Dolman

Made By Melli- Love Notions La Bella Donna

Guest bloggers: Rebel and Malice- Kzjo Poppy

Adventures with Bubba and Bug- Little Kiwi’s Closet Take Flight Dolman


Diving Into Dolmans Week 3

Sewing By Ti- Peekaboo Sunkissed Tee

Creative Counselor- Seamwork Aberdeen

SewSophieLynn– Hey June Aurora

Made by Melli-Peekaboo Sunkissed Tee

Guest Bloggers: Sew Far North – EYMM Assymetrical Top

Adventures with Bubba and Bug- Seamingly Smitten Dolman Sleeve Sweater with Assymmetrical Collar

Dos Natural Sistas- Hey June Aurora


Diving Into Dolmans Week 4

Sewing by Ti: Jalie #3352 Dolman

Creative Counselor: Maria Denmark Olivia Oversized Tee

SewSophieLynn- Itch to Stitch Carey

Made by Melli – Shwin Day Tripper

Guest Blogger: Sew Far North – Seamingly Smitten Women’s Dolman Sleeve Sweater

Mahlica Designs: Fancy Tiger One Hour Top


Diving Into Dolmans Week 5

Sewing By Ti: Patterns for Pirates Pumpkin Spice

Creative Counselor: EYMM Natasha

SewSophieLynn- Tessuti Mandy Boat Tee

Guest bloggers: Sew Far North – Nap Time Creations Easy Breezy Summer Tee

Lulu & Celeste: Shwin Day Tripper


Diving Into Dolmans Round Up

Sewing By Ti

Creative Counselor

Sew Sophie Lynn

Guest Bloggers: Adventures with Bubba and Bug


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