I sorted through my fabric stash and decided to use this pretty grey and white striped stretchy knit fabric. It’s hard to see in these photos, but there are silvery threads woven around the grey stripe. I originally bought this fabric a few years back to make another wrap cardigan, but I figure if two years have gone by and a fabric has not been used for its original purpose- then it’s fair game for other projects!
If you want to add a heart or some other applique to dress up yout top, this reverse applique method is great!
Ready to make a Dolman Top?
- Long sleeve t-shirt that fits. (Even if you are using my knit top pattern, it helps to have a long sleeve t-shirt to compare to for length of top and sleeves. My knit top pattern comes in size 4/5 and 6/7, find it here: Tie front knit top pattern and tutorial.)
- Up to 3/4 yard of 56 inch wide knit fabric.
- Disappearing ink fabric marker, ruler and other basic sewing supplies.
Trace around t-shirt, adding a 1/4 inch seam allowance around everything but the neckline.
Trace the front and back neckline onto your pattern.
(Tip: if you are using a rib knit or very stretchy fabric for the binding , I recommend cutting the neck binding even shorter. Multiply the neck line measurement by .8, then add the .5 seam allowance to that number,)
Fold this strip in half wrong sides together and press.
Using pins or a fabric marker, divide the binding into 4 equal sections and mark the spots.
Do the same thing on the t-shirt neckline. Keep in mind, the shoulder seams will not be the exact halfway point because the front neckline is slightly larger because of the dip.
- My Sewing Machine: SINGER 9960 Quantum Stylist
- My Serger: Brother 1034D 3 or 4 Thread Serger or you can just use Pinking Shears
- Rotary Cutter
- I love my large ruler and large cutting mat, but you may prefer to start of with a smaller Cutting set
- Dritz Dual Purpose Marking Pen and Fray Check
- Ball Point needles
- Singer walking foot or universal walking foot
- Wonder clips (I didn’t use these in the post, but they are just awesome!
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