I am so excited to be guest blogging on this tour! I love dolmans because their relaxed fit is perfect for accentuating the finer features of my hourglass figure and hiding some of the blemises! The list of different tops is dizzying so I have chosen just a few to guest blog about and I am starting with Little Kiwis Closet Take Flight Dolman for Women. I have blogged about this top before when I was doing a review of the matching Girl’s Take Flight Dolman. Yet it was not released or fully tested at that point. If you are interested in reading my previous review, I have brought it over to wordpress here.
But now the pattern has been fully tested and released so I chose it for my first week on the Diving into Dolmans tour! So on to the Ladies Dolman, here are the details:
|Sizes||XS-5XL, (bust 32”-57 1/2”)|
|Printable pattern pages/copy shop version||30 pages with a layer option. (You can also opt out of printing band pieces.)|
|Skill Level||Confident beginner|
|Measurements for Rectangle Pieces||Yes, there is a cutting chart in the pattern.|
|Size made||I made the size 3XL with no alterations.|
|Options chosen||I used the long sleeve cuff.|
|Fabric Requirement for your size||Approx. 3 yards including cuffs.|
|Measurement Chart||Based upon bust, waist, full hip and shoulder to hip measurement.|
|Pattern Printing Layout||No|
|Suggested Fabrics||Any knit fabric will work but for the cuffs and neckband, a good recovery is necessary.|
|Layer Printing Option||Yes|
|Neck Line Options||Band, binding, hem|
|Sleeve Options||Short (hemmed or cuff), long cuff.|
|Hem Options||Banded or curved|
|Easy to read instructions||Yes|
|Drawing or photograph instructions||Photographs|
And now my Dolman:
I am so in love with this pattern because I don’t even have to alter it for length and I stand at 6 feet tall. I am comfortable in it and feel like I can dress it up or down.
My fabric was a bit thicker on this one that it was in the first trial I made. Most of the changes during testing were minimal and the fit is really perfect.
So overall. this dolman is definitely a win and I can’t wait to try more dolman patterns. So while you wait patiently for my next dive into dolmans, check out some of the other patterns sewn up so far. And other body types as well. I can’t wait to see you all again next week.
Diving Into Dolmans Week 1
Guest blogger: Rebel and Malice
Diving Into Dolmans Week 2
Guest bloggers: Rebel and Malice