Thursday, July 10, 2014

Dolman Sleeve Top + Wanderlust Fabrics

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So I used to think dolman sleeves looked silly. But now I like them.

Good story?

I made this top yesterday because I have a severe lack of cute tops in my wardrobe. At least that's how it always feels when I get dressed. Like those things you need when you really want to feel like you're wearing a t-shirt, but look like you're wearing more than a t-shirt.

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I self drafted, which was pretty simple - the front and back are the same piece with different necklines. The cuffs and band are about 25% smaller than the edges they're attached to.

I put clear elastic in the shoulder seams to stabilize them, but my differential wasn't quite set properly and they got accidentally ruched a little. But I'm ok with it!

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And hey, where's that adorable super soft rayon knit from? Why, it's from my new sponsor, Wanderlust Fabrics! If you haven't gone to drool over their fabrics yet, then by all means, treat yourself. They carry really cute, high quality knits, rayons, and other apparel fabrics.

One of the cool things about Wanderlust [besides their fabric] is that when you order something, you get a bunch of little swatches of their fabrics. We all know how hard it is to shop online for apparel fabrics, so it's nice to be able to feel and touch. These are all from one order.

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And also LOOK AT THIS HORSE RAYON KNIT that I bought.

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As a horse lover I always think it's hard to find horse fabric that isn't juvenile or super cheese ball [just because you like horses doesn't mean you also like bandana print] but I think this one was a good find, no?

16 comments:

  1. The top is so pretty! Good job with the drafting! Drooling a bit over those swatches right now...

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  2. Oh man, I had to quickly ex out of that tab for Wanderlust Fabrics or else I would have spent all my savings! Perfect fabric!

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    1. i know! but it would be totally worth it!! :]

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  3. i love the top! it is fabulous as always ;) these tops are among my favorites to make since they are so quick and easy and comfy! after reading this post i wandered over to Wanderlust Fabrics and ordered four different fabrics! i couldn't resist!

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    1. yes i wanna make like ten more! and i understand with wanderlust...it's all so yummy.

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    2. i just got my fabric :) LOVE it! and the swatches are fabulous! :)

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  4. I am with you on the dolman sleeves. I used to be anti-dolman as well because I figured they would look like bat wings. Then I tried the Seafarer Top and loved it since it was so easy to sew up and there wasn't a lot of excess fabric/bat wingage going on. As a fellow horse lover, I LOVE that horse fabric!

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  5. Pretty! And looks very comfy too. The horse fabric is cute!

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  6. Love me a dolman, especially good for stripes, not being able to match stripes at armscye seams gives me hives, so dolman sleeves keep me hive free! Yours looks great - try some stripes!

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    1. yes! hive-free sewing is happy sewing. i love stripes and just might have to make a stripey dolman now.

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  7. Cute top!!! Love the fabric and cut. I ordered some fabric from them yesterday, excited
    To get it!! Also, I nominated you for a versatile blogger award in this post (-:
    Carrieinstitches.com/blog/comingsoon

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  8. super cute! i love a dolman sleeve ;-)

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