Cedar Dolman Top
The Cedar Dolman was my first Cashmerette pattern but it wont be my last. I have made several versions of the top for myself and my mum. It is a simple pattern which has worked every time and I love being able to customise it to create an individual garment. The PDF pattern was simple to print and I like being able to print out various cup fittings. This is the first time I have been able to make an item using facings and it worked out perfect first go!!
This was the first garment I have sewed in over a decade because of the challenges of fit and not knowing how to do an FBA and other needing adjustments. When I came across Jenny's work and Cashmerette, I ordered three top patterns: Springfield, Montrose, and Cedar Dolman. I wasn't sure where to start, but after some very helpful information from Ayelet via e-mail, I started with the Dolman. I made it a knit. The sew-alongs also were very helpful, as was the e-mail support when I had a little trouble with the tie. I really enjoyed the process of making and wearing. Thank you, Jenny, Ayelet, and company!
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!