Dive into Dolmans Bonus


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


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.


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


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.


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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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