Cedar Workout Tank & Dolman Top
Step up your game with the Cedar Workout Tank and Dolman Top! View A is a sleek workout tank, featuring princess seams, a v-neck or crew neck, optional decorative straps, and an easy foldover elastic finish.
Afterwards, clean up with View B, a casual, dolman sleeve top suitable for drapey wovens or knits, with a relaxed fit and an optional pretty knotted detail. From yoga to brunch, this duo of patterns has you covered with stylish, sporty design.
SEWING LEVEL: Advanced Beginner
SIZING: 12 to 28, cup sizes C - H.
Workout Tank (View A): Lightweight lycra jersey with at least 50% stretch (both directions).
Dolman Top (View B): Mid-weight jersey or technical fabric with good drape (can be stretch, but not required) or lightweight woven fabric such as lawn, silk, or rayon.
NOTIONS: Ballpoint/stretch needle, thread, 2.5 yds (2.3 m) of 5/8" (1.5 cm) wide Fold Over Elastic (FOE) (View A), 5/8 yd (0.5 m) lightweight fusible interfacing (45”/115 cm wide) (View B).
The PDF comes as 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.
NOTE: There are separate files for each view and cup size so you only have to print what you need.
Instructions: 18 pages (5.7 MB)
View A: Workout Tank
- Print at Home Pattern pieces: 19 pages (3.4 MB)
- Copy shop (A0 or US 36" x 48" size): 1 page (2.8 MB)
View B: Dolman Top
- Print at Home Pattern pieces: 27 pages (4.2 MB)
- Copy shop (A0 or US 36" x 48" size): 1 page (2.9 MB)
This pattern adds extra bust width but no extra length to accommodate the bust projection so I would still have to make alterations and add darts to the dolman top, which never works well. My whole reason for buying this pattern was because I wanted to save myself the time and effort of a full bust adjustment for my 36G figure. I also thought you'd found a way of successfully shaping a dolman top without darts, but sadly not. I don't believe all large-busted women are so round-shouldered that they need the same length front and back. From my point of view, a complete waste of money.
I have made the Dolman top without the tie front and am thrilled with how nice it looks. The fabric is a remnant from Abakhan Fabrics, Mostyn, North Wales and was in a basket labelled 'sportswear.' It cost me roughly £3. My first plan was to make the pattern up in cheap fabric as a toile and so didn't bother with interfacing, however, the result is such a lovely summer top that I'm wearing it now at work. What a wonderful surprise it is to make a pattern that not only fits beautifully without any alterations but is flattering too. I love the neck and hem facings which I stitched down with a twin needle as suggested. This pattern is far too nice to keep for the gym and it's fairly quick to sew too.
Love this top! It is a little more work than a standard tank, but worth it! Princess seams, curved hem and low back options give it loads of flair. I have made 4 from cotton Lycra. A favorite for layering with a cardigan and joggers.
This is exactly what I was looking for. Needing a sleeveless but not too revealing top for yoga class and layering for everywhere else? This is the one! Love the curved hemline, really flattering! Made the first with fold over elastic, the second top was made by creating a half lining in a 4 way stretch wicking fabric with elastic just under the Bust for a shelf bra. Two more ready to cut out, next one will use color blocking!