Category Archives: clothing

Cotton dolman shirt pattern

All right, friends. After several practice shirts, I’ve put together a dolman shirt pattern for you, sizes small through large. A full size chart is below. I’ve been making myself the “medium” (example here). The pattern has an optional collar … Continue reading

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Pastry Dolman Shirt

Well, I made another dolman–sleeved shirt, this time in Lilac Pastry voile from Anna Maria Horner. I loooove voile for these shirts – it’s super soft and drapes very nicely. It seems like there are only limited prints available in … Continue reading

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Version 3, dolman-sleeved shirt

This version of my dolman-sleeved shirt has short sleeves (previous tops here and here), just in time for spring. Cute top + jeans is pretty much my uniform for work, and since it’s already hot in Hotlanta, it was time … Continue reading

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Orange paisley dolman-sleeved shirt

After the success of my last dolman-sleeved shirt, I’ve been working on progressively more summery versions. This is an elbow-sleeve length in orange paisley cotton. I attempted to draft a pattern off the previous dolman shirt I had made, but … Continue reading

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Cotton dolman sleeve shirt

It’s long been a goal of mine to make a shirt that 1) is made out of cotton/non-stretch fabric and 2) does not require zippers, buttons, or other fasteners. I have been generally disappointed by the selection of stretch/apparel fabrics … Continue reading

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Baby Booties

The list of my friends that are having babies just keeps growing! For the past couple of years, my go-to gift for baby girls has been the Itty Bitty Baby Dress from Made by Rae (a few of my versions here and … Continue reading

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Handmade Christmas: sewn gifts

First up, a tie for Ryder. I used a free tie pattern from the Purl Bee, but modified it to make the base of the tie a more traditional width (the original pattern will make a skinny tie). Sewn gift … Continue reading

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Itty Bitty Baby Dress, take 5

I am lucky that so many of my friends who are having babies are having girls, because I have the perfect go-to gift for them – the Itty Bitty Baby Dress! This version is a little different than the 4 … Continue reading

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Bridesmaid Dress Refashion

I don’t know about you, but I have a few bridesmaid dresses hanging in my closet that, while lovely, aren’t likely to get worn again. For my brother-in-law’s upcoming wedding, I decided to attempt to refashion this purple dress from … Continue reading

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Beach cover-up: finished!

Funny how having a deadline forces me to make decisions and actually finish projects. I was determined to actually wear my beach cover-up when I was at the beach, which meant I needed to finish the neckline. I decided on a slightly … Continue reading

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