I’ve got my last full review for you today. It’s been such a fun, insightful series. Stick around next week for a round-up and I’ll share my favorites and what I’ve learned. Will it be the P4P Pumpkin Spice, EYMM Kymy, Hey June Aurora, Itch to Stitch Carey, or this weeks contender?
Today’s post is a FREE pattern- the Mandy Boat Neck Tee by Tessuti Fabrics.
Here’s the details first:
|Sizes||One Size Fits All (finished bust measures 58″)|
|Printable pattern pages/copy shop version||20 pages/yes|
|Measurements for Rectangle Pieces||No|
|Size made||I made it as is|
|Fabric Requirement for your size||1.10 meters|
|Pattern Printing Layout||No|
|Suggested Fabrics||cotton, wool, viscose and linen knits|
|Layer Printing Option||No|
|Neck Line Options||No|
|Sleeve Options||3/4 Sleeves|
|Separate add-on pack||No|
|Easy to read instructions||Yes|
|Drawing or photograph instructions||Photos|
As you can see, this pattern is missing all the bells and whistles but c’mon… it’s free!
Printing the pattern, I was very skeptical. It’s hand drawn but went together very easily.
It’s one size fits all but I’m not sure who ‘all’ is 😉 I usually wear a small in ready-to-wear tops so that will give you a reference on fit. The body is very loose on me but the sleeves fit just right. I think the sleeves may be the biggest fit issue for anyone much bigger than me.
The top is very boxy and wide. It’s so different from what I usually wear but I think it’s fantastic!
I used a super flowy remnant piece I got in LA and was barely able to squeeze this top out of it so don’t judge my stripe matching (or lack thereof!). It was the perfect weight and drape for this top.
The sewing went so quick. It’s only a couple seams and hemming so it was done in a flash. The instructions were great and I think this would be a great beginner project.
What are your thoughts on this silhouette? Loose, flowy tops are all the rage right now and I think paired with some skinny jeans I could wear this just about anywhere.
And with that my new dolman sews are done. I’ll have a bonus post soon with my go-to dolman patterns that were already in constant rotation in my closet. Have you picked a favorite yet?
Make sure to check out the other bloggers and their tops this week:
Diving Into Dolmans Week 5
Guest bloggers: Sew Far North – Nap Time Creations Easy Breezy Summer Tee