Dive into Dolmans Bonus

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I know- it’s not Thursday but I’ve got a special little bonus post for you.

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Dolmans were some of the first pdf’s I ever tried and the very first knit garments I ever sewed myself.  They are just perfect for beginners.

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The Seafarer Top by Sew Much Ado is so quick and easy and I have a million in my closet.

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It’s a slim fitting dolman with just the right arm curve, in my opinion.  There are options for bands or hems and also a pocket piece.  I love to change up the band widths for different looks too.

It makes a great basic top and looks totally different depending on fabric choice.

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This is my favorite and it’s done in a poly jersey knit.  You can check out Ti’s full review here.  I think it’s great to see it on a different body type too and hers looks awesome.

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Another favorite dolman pattern is the Day Tripper Top from Shwin Designs.

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You can get full reviews of this pattern at Lulu and Celeste and Made By Melli.

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I love all the options with this one- short sleeve, long sleeves, different hem lengths and curves, and POCKETS!  The pockets are the best!!!

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I love this cozy reverse french terry version.  The pockets make it perfect paired with leggings.

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I love the longer length to keep my toosh covered and comfortable.

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It’s a looser fit than the Seafarer and I love the slouchiness of it.  Bonus- it can be made in a woven too!

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Aren’t dolmans just a thing of beauty?  So quick and so cute!

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I can’t leave out the fabulous Love Notions La Bella Donna (affl. link) that I reviewed here.  It’s full of options too and looks great on every body.  It’s got a  longer dolman sleeve that creates a flattering silhouette.  With tunic and regular length and multiple sleeve options, it’s a super versatile pattern to have.

Stay tuned tomorrow for a full round-up and links to see what my co-bloggers picked as their favorites too!  Thanks for joining in on the super fun tour!

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