I’ve been slowly making my way back into sewing, not helped by my overlocker and I having a bit of a disagreement regarding tension and then refusing to be rethreaded. After the super easy skirt (which I’d abandoned the overlocker for) I decided that I’d try and sew a little something for myself.

I wanted a easy to wear Dolman top similar to a few that are already in my wardrobe. I had a good scout about for free patterns – the Halla Slim Dolman looks awesome. In the end I decided to self draft for the sake of speed and my inherent laziness.

I layered my existing top on my fabric (folded in half with fold over fold) and simply cut round with an added 1cm to allow for my seam allowance. Copied the neckline. Cut my neck binding a couple of cm shorter than the neck opening.

I have another on the table just needing cuffs hem band and neck binding. And another planned. I think when hubby lovingly suggested I treat myself to some fabric and re-start my hobby he was hoping for something less slapdash and a touch more time consuming. May be the next one I’ll cut a pattern and do it properly! I’m thinking the M4M Paige Piko might be next.

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