Cedar Workout Tank & Dolman Top
Step up your game with the Cedar Workout Tank and Dolman Top! View A is a sleek workout tank, featuring princess seams, a v-neck or crew neck, optional decorative straps, and an easy foldover elastic finish.
Afterwards, clean up with View B, a casual, dolman sleeve top suitable for drapey wovens or knits, with a relaxed fit and an optional pretty knotted detail. From yoga to brunch, this duo of patterns has you covered with stylish, sporty design.
Please note the Cedar Workout Tank & Dolman Top pattern is only available in a PDF format.
SEWING LEVEL: Advanced Beginner
SIZING: 12 to 28, cup sizes C - H.
Workout Tank (View A): Lightweight lycra jersey with at least 50% stretch (both directions).
Dolman Top (View B): Mid-weight jersey or technical fabric with good drape (can be stretch, but not required) or lightweight woven fabric such as lawn, silk, or rayon.
NOTIONS: Ballpoint/stretch needle, thread, 2.5 yds (2.3 m) of 5/8" (1.5 cm) wide Fold Over Elastic (FOE) (View A), 5/8 yd (0.5 m) lightweight fusible interfacing (45”/115 cm wide) (View B).
The PDF comes as files to print at home or at a copy shop. Files are delivered as a .zip file which can be downloaded on a computer, but not on a mobile device. For more on PDFs, see the FAQs.
NOTE: There are separate files for each view and cup size so you only have to print what you need.
Instructions: 18 pages (5.7 MB)
View A: Workout Tank
- Print at Home Pattern pieces: 19 pages (3.4 MB)
- Copy shop (A0 or US 36" x 48" size): 1 page (2.8 MB)
View B: Dolman Top
- Print at Home Pattern pieces: 27 pages (4.2 MB)
- Copy shop (A0 or US 36" x 48" size): 1 page (2.9 MB)
I have made 5 Cedars so far. They are all made from knit and I used a neck band instead of the facing. It is such a quick sew and always turns out well. I plan to try it in a woven this year.
The dolman pattern is just what I was looking for. It comes together quickly. The finishes are clean and professional. The finished top fits well, and I know I’ll wear it a lot. I made a 16 E/F out of a single yard of interlock (with the facings from a different fabric). I’m already planning a couple more for spring and a couple out of athletic fabric for working out yearround.
This pattern adds extra bust width but no extra length to accommodate the bust projection so I would still have to make alterations and add darts to the dolman top, which never works well. My whole reason for buying this pattern was because I wanted to save myself the time and effort of a full bust adjustment for my 36G figure. I also thought you'd found a way of successfully shaping a dolman top without darts, but sadly not. I don't believe all large-busted women are so round-shouldered that they need the same length front and back. From my point of view, a complete waste of money.
I have made the Dolman top without the tie front and am thrilled with how nice it looks. The fabric is a remnant from Abakhan Fabrics, Mostyn, North Wales and was in a basket labelled 'sportswear.' It cost me roughly £3. My first plan was to make the pattern up in cheap fabric as a toile and so didn't bother with interfacing, however, the result is such a lovely summer top that I'm wearing it now at work. What a wonderful surprise it is to make a pattern that not only fits beautifully without any alterations but is flattering too. I love the neck and hem facings which I stitched down with a twin needle as suggested. This pattern is far too nice to keep for the gym and it's fairly quick to sew too.