This week I have Itch to Stitch’s Carey Top and a coupon code at the end. Here’s all the details before I tell you what I think:
|Sizes||00-20 (waist sizes 25 3/8″- 40 1/2″)|
|Printable pattern pages/copy shop version||18 pages/yes|
|Measurements for Rectangle Pieces||Yes|
|Options chosen||I made it as is but had to piece my back.|
|Fabric Requirement for your size||1 5/8 yd|
|Measurement Chart||waist, hip|
|Pattern Printing Layout||Yes|
|Suggested Fabrics||Knit or Woven with drape at least 54″ wide|
|Layer Printing Option||Yes|
|Neck Line Options||Round neckline|
|Sleeve Options||Drawstring gathered sleeves|
|Hem Options||High/low shirttail hem|
|Color Blocking||Contrast panel in sleeve|
|Hem Allowance||3/8″ bottom, 3/4″ sleeve|
|Separate add-on pack||No|
|Fit||Loose and flowy|
|Easy to read instructions||Yes|
|Drawing or photograph instructions||Drawing|
I was drawn to the fun drawstring details of this pattern. It truly sets it a part from all the other dolmans out there.
I absolutely love this top. In all honesty I was dreading making yet another dolman but I love that this is so unique and unlike anything I have in my closet already.
I struggled with fabric choice because this pattern is written for woven or knit so the possibilities were endless. I settled on my go-to stripe/floral combo. The stripe is from LA and the floral is from Jo-Ann. I picked up pre-made drawstring at Jo-Ann but the tutorial goes into how to make your own too.
I had to eek out this top in the stripe and have a seam down the back because of it. I’m so happy with my fabric choice though and glad I got creative to make it work. The top goes together fairly quickly and the tutorial is so clear and easy to follow. I did add 1.5″ at the lengthen/shorten line since I am 5’7″ and most of my length is in my torso. I love that it covers my bum now too. I always like the sides of my shirttail hems to hit mid-hip so I know I won’t be tugging at it all day.
I love that it’s a bit dressier than my other tops but still comfy and casual. This will get so much wear and I’m already planning my next version in a lovely rayon challis.
I really love the fit and that it’s loose where I need it to be (it totally hides my ‘I-ate-poutine-for-lunch-belly’ :)). I definitely need a handful of these tops in my wardrobe!
Kennis at Itch to Stitch was so generous and is offering readers a 20% discount on the Carey Top through Sunday, April 24th with the code ‘carey20’. I highly recommend you hoping over and picking up your own copy!
As always, my co-bloggers have some great reviews for you too so make sure you click on through:
Diving Into Dolmans Week 4
See you next week with one more dolman review!