It's my favorite top to wear with jeans. I've made over a dozen of them!
The Westchester Dolman Top is a flattering fitted top that is great for the beginner sewist.
The FREE PDF pattern includes US Women's sizes Small- XXXL.
If you follow along with my step by step video lessons you will complete this knit top.
Did I mention that you ONLY need a home sewing machine to make it? That's right. No serger required.
Video lessons include:
How to tape the PDF pattern pages together
Choosing the right fabric for this pattern
Choosing the right size pattern
How to grade to a larger size at the hips
How to cut out fabric pieces
How to sew the top together
How to make and attach sleeve bands
How to hem the top
How to make and attach neck band
Sewing knit garments is a dream...
If you're reading this chances are your closet looks like mine with loads of stretchy and comfy garments.
It only makes sense that when you attempt to sew your own clothes you use the same fabrics you love to wear, right?
Sewing with stretchy fabrics can be daunting at first because you don't know what to expect. But I assure you once you try it there is no turning back! It's so much fun and not as difficult as you imagine.
The key is in choosing the right fabric for the pattern you want to make!
After that it's smooth sailing! Assuming you know some sewing basics, of course!
Perfectly sewn seams are not required and because the fabric stretches you don't really have to worry about it not fitting. Stretch knits afford us plenty of wiggle room even if you do make a few sewing mistakes along the way.
Vanessa has almost 15 years of experience as a designer and sewing instructor. She has taught millions of students worldwide how to sew. Her YouTube channel is a popular resource for sewists and quilters of all skill levels.