Diving Into Dolmans Week 5: Patterns for Pirates Pumpkin Spice Dolman8:00 AM
Can you believe its week 5 of Diving Into Dolmans?! Today on We have the Patterns for Pirates Pumpkin Spice Dolman . This is actually ...
Can you believe its week 5 of Diving Into Dolmans?! Today on
Since this has been reviewed before I'm going to jump straight in. I'll add the handy chart at the end.
So, the truth is I was afraid to sew up this dolman. Like knee shaking fear. Like OMG am I going to sew up a wadder (you know something you wad up and throw in the trash)? I even asked over on Capsule Wardrobe Sew Along to see if anyone had any suggestions. Mostly I got a lot of cheerleading and you can do it. Which I totally needed, so it was perfect.
I sewed up the size medium shoulder/bust and blended to a size small from waist to hips. I used a short band and the short sleeve option. I took 1/2" length out of the bust/sleeve area and 1" from the waist to bring up the length. I used a SUPER drapey, light sweater knit and an extra soft cotton/poly jersey blend for my neck arm and hem bands.
First impression: This could be WAY worse and actually isn't "bad". Its completely wearable and I likely will wear it again and again.
I love the nice low neckline. I didn't have to modify that at all. There is a TON of ease in this pattern. So unless you're massively off size, I don't suggest making any full bust adjustments. The sleeves are REALLY low, so I highly suggest wearing a cami or tank underneath. Alternatively, you could bring the armholes up quite a bit and still have arm mobility. Or be wild and free and flash your friends. You know, whatever floats your boat. As you can see on the back, I look REALLY wide. It isn't very flattering.
Well, I'm sad to say, that this is the last review for the Dolman Series. See us next week for a final round up and fairwell. Hopefully you've found a dolman (or 10) that will fit your sewing needs.
Chart for your reference:
|Printable pattern pages/copy shop version||19/no|
|Measurements for Rectangle Pieces||Yes|
|Options chosen||Long Sleeve, banded hem|
|Fabric Requirement for your size||1 5/8 yards|
|Measurement Chart||Bust, Waist, Hips|
|Pattern Printing Layout||No|
|Suggested Fabrics||knit with at least 20% stretch, drapier knits recommended|
|Layer Printing Option||Yes|
|Neck Line Options||No but neckband options|
|Sleeve Options||Short, 3/4, long|
|Hem Options||Straight, curved, small banded and tall banded hem|
|Separate add-on pack||No|
|Easy to read instructions||Yes|
|Drawing or photograph instructions||Photos|