Cedar Dolman Top


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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.

This is the printed pattern, which will be mailed to your address. The PDF Pattern, which can be downloaded, is available here.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 16 reviews
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.

Carmen Garcia Reina

Cedar Dolman Top PDF pattern

Abigail Smith

Cute shirt and easy to follow instructions for a new sewist!