Cedar Dolman Top
The Cedar Dolman Top is a casual, dolman sleeve top suitable for drapey wovens or knits, with a relaxed fit and an optional pretty knotted detail. Great for beginners, this pattern is as easy to sew as it is to wear. From yoga to brunch, the Cedar has you covered!
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SEWING LEVEL: Beginner.
SIZING: 12 to 28, in three cup sizes (C/D, E/F, G/H). See Sizing Guide.
Midweight jersey or technical fabric with good drape (can be stretch, but not required) or a lightweight woven such as lawn, silk, or rayon.
Light weight fusible knit interfacing.
NOTIONS: Ballpoint or stretch needle (if using a knit), universal needle (if using a woven), twin needle (optional), thread.
Use the dropdown menu above to order either a Printed Pattern, which will be mailed to your address, or a PDF Pattern, which can be downloaded.
The PDF comes in three files (one for each bust size), so you only need to print your size. You'll receive 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.
Instructions: 14 pages (3.8 MB)
Pattern pieces (for each cup size): 27 pages (0.5 MB each)
Copy shop (A0 or US 36" x 48" size): 2 pages (0.3 MB each)
I love this top pattern. I have had to lengthen it by 5cm to cover my tummy and bottom. A really nice pattern to adapt and hack. Very fast sew as well.
This was my first cashmerette pattern and won’t be my last. I loved that you could choose the pattern based on cup sizes and the end result was such a great fit!
This is such a great pattern. Simple, but with enough detailing to make it special. I have already made three in woven and I’m not done yet. Good sizing as well!
Great pattern - an easy and quick sew and so comfy to wear. I used a fairly stable lightweight cotton and made the view without the hem ties and left off the hem facing as I made it longer. Otherwise it fitted straight from the packet. I plan more in woven as well as other knits. Look like a good basic pattern for hacking as well - eager to try with long sleeves. thank you Cashmerette for releasing this as a printed pattern.
After seeing that this top could be made with woven fabric, I thought I’d give it a go. I’ll admit I was swayed by the facings being included, rather than using bias binding.
I measured myself and worked off the finished pattern measurements for bust size to get exactly what I wanted. My full bust is in the C/D range but I went with G/H (trusting in the pattern).
That’s the biggest thing I can say about Cashmerette pattens - you can trust them.
Two hours from cut to finish (including coffee), too easy. I can see this pattern will also be pretty hackable too. Thanks again Jenny and team!