I've been wanting to try the Cashmerette patterns for a long time so I recently purchased their Cedar Dolman top. I've been planning a Spring/Summer capsule wardrobe and a new pink short sleeved top was first on the list.
Before cutting into my pink fabric, I decided to make a muslin with some leftover fabric from the cowl top I made a few weeks go.
I made zero modifications to the pattern for this version except I decided not to use the hem facings and simply turn up the hem by 3/4" and topstitch.
This is probably the best fitting top I've made for myself. The length is really good and although this is a dolman top, there is none of the usual fabric folds at the shoulders and bust. I was so pleased with my new top, I decided to cut into my pink fabric.
This is a cotton jersey knit from Blackbird Fabrics (no longer available). It is 100% organic cotton with no elastane. The fit is very similar to my first one, but it feels a tiny bit smaller probably because the fabric has less stretch.
I love the colour of my new top!
- Pattern: Cedar Dolman top by Cashmerette
- Size: 16 C/D at the bust graded to an 18 at the waist and hips
- Fabrics: Pink cotton jersey from Blackbird Fabrics
I've made a few Cashmerette patterns but not this one. I think the drafting is very well done. I totally understand how having a hot pink garment can make you so happy. It's one of my favorite colors too. That's why we sew, right? Now you can make lots of these! Happy sewing.ReplyDelete
Looking good. Your are becoming a pro at making clothes. Well done.ReplyDelete