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