Cedar Dolman Top

from $16

Size Size guide

Pattern format

PDF pattern available in sizes 12-32; printed pattern available in sizes 12-28. We will update the printed pattern to our new size range as soon as we can.

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!

Product information




12 to 28 (printed pattern), 12-32 (PDF pattern), 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.


Ballpoint or stretch needle (if using a knit), universal needle (if using a woven), twin needle (optional), thread.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 18 reviews
Leslie Kirby
Quick,fast,and in a hurry!

This is a great fit and easy to hack if you want to make it a dress or add pockets.
Very satisfying to make.

Hazel Stoddart

This is only the 2nd pattern (and item sewn), I am a complete novice and challenged myself with a jersey fabric and the Concorde top for my first so thought I’d start with a woven to improve skills. This is such an easy pattern to sew and the instructions are really clear, even I managed to complete in a morning. Really pleased with my finished top, it doesn’t look homemade, I was able to easily grade the pattern between sizes with a different size bust, waist and hip.

Love Cashmerette, have ordered more patterns for when I’m feeling confident to tackle and have also pre-ordered the book.

Highly recommend, give it a go.

Jenny Wares
So fast!

So easy to make, and I really love the fit. I made a size 16C/D and I probably could’ve made a 14 graded to a 16. I used fabric I bought from Cashmerette and I love it. Took me a while to get to it but now I’m so glad I did.

Wonderful fast casual top, LOVE it!

This was a wonderful pattern to make. It was quick and easy to cut out and sew up, and fits like a DREAM! I'm a size 18C/D and this took me an afternoon to make. Adorable, looks like I bought it in a store!

Absolute TNT

I’ve made the Cedar Dolman in woven fabrics almost countless times. Well, not really countless: five times as a top and five times as a dress. It really works for me both as a great simple top (I cut the front on the fold instead of with a CF seam) and as a versatile base for hacking. I’ve lengthened the sleeves, added gathered long sleeves, added hem ruffles, added both separate and grown-on skirts. Before making the first one I auditioned three similar tops, and my toile of the Cedar Dolman was far and away superior to the others for my large-busted shape. Not long ago I bought the pattern again as a gift for a family member who I was helping get back into sewing.