Cedar Dolman Top
This pattern is quick to cut out and quick to sew. I did find it a snugger fit than the Montrose top, as the Montrose has the darts. I will definitely make it again
I LOVE this top! After using the size calculator, which was a revelation to me!), I was able to whip up this top, in a French terry, view B with the tie front, in under 2 hours! It was so much fun to sew a top that fit so well, is so very comfortable and really fun to wear. I posted a photo and got over 1,000 reactions on Faceb00k! I had it paired with the Gilmore skirt in a Kaffe Fasset quilting print fabric. I am astounded that more than 3 weeks later the photo is still getting reactions & comments!
It was my 3rd Gilmore and 1st Calder. I have since made 2 more Calders to match two other Gilmores, AND it is easy enough to be a first sewing project for my granddaughter. We will start it on Sept 23rd, and she has ADD, but I hope she can concentrate long enough to get the seams sewn. Anyone new to sewing will be thrilled to have a fun top, and seasoned sewers can take a break for this little gem!
Bought this pattern as wanted to learn how to make my own clothes. Pattern was explained thoroughly and easy to follow, would definitely recommend. Will be making more of these tops .
This is a brilliant pattern. I am only sewing 7 months and it was the first pattern that fitted me perfectly. The instructions are so easy to follow I have made 5 already and I have "hacked" it into a dress. My family gave me the best compliment of all that the tops "look shop bought" . The Cedar Dolman has become my tried and tested pattern of choice, I am looking forward to trying more changes to sleeves and necklines to further fill my wardrobe with these versatile makes.
I made one Cedar for myself to make sure I knew what i was doing, then a wearable muslin for my difficult to fit sister-in-law. Still waiting for her comments but I am overjoyed with the outcome of my first Cashmerette top!