Check out the stripe matching going on in this post!I had the opportunity to test the Lulu Dolman from Jennifer Jeremiah at Petite Stitchery a few weeks back, and what a joy! This dolman style top is designed for sweater knits or other knit fabrics and includes either a long or half sleeves and a high-low curved hem with binding. The PDF pattern includes layers from XS-3X and step by step sewing instructions, including pictures! I especially love that the dolman wings are slimmer than another dolman pattern I own and the back is long enough to cover my bum when wearing leggings. Score!
I normally do not like to sew patterns I have tested again after they have released, mostly because I usually have 2-9 of them in my closet from testing (9 is rare, but ask me about that process sometime). But the Lulu is probably one of my favorite patterns I have ever tested, and I would totally make an entire closet of them. This would probably be one of my top suggested patterns for Week 1- sew something warm/soft in our 52 Week Sewing Challenge.
Is your hemisphere in summer right now? (Aussies I’m speaking to you.) Use breathable fabric with a good drape (rayon spandex or ITY, for example) and the half sleeve option and I won’t tell a soul.
Get your copy of the Lulu Dolman here.
You know that you have a good pattern on your hands when you’re taking selfies in your bathroom at work!
A special shout-out to Petite Stitchery for being one of our Week 1 sponsors. They also have two new and adorable patterns from Kelly Stevens coming out this week, and something special up their sleeve to ring in the new year. I can’t wait to show you!
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Kelsey’s 2018 Sewing Goals
- Sew a Cowl
- Sew a Wrap Dress
- Sew a Pair of Jeans
- Sew a Zipper
- Sew a Button
- Sew a Christmas Tree Skirt
- Sew a Matchbox Car Mat (or two)
- Create a handmade wardrobe
- Open up an Etsy Shop with Embroidery Patterns