Search This Blog


Monday, March 13, 2017

Straight Stitch Designs Bryant Dolman Top

Next up in my series of comfortable and stylish tops is the Bryant Dolman top by Straight Stitch Designs. I think I have at least 4 (maybe more!) dolman top patterns, and yet, I was so excited to test this pattern. I just love a good dolman and am excited to share with you the two tops I made during the test.

The first top I made is in a navy cotton lycra. The Bryant top is cut on the bias, which provides a little extra drape for the cotton lycra. This top is a wide boat neck and has cuffs on the sleeves. There is also an optional long sleeved version. I am just so excited for Spring so all my tops are short sleeved. I wore it with one of my favorite skirts, which is a corduroy mini from J Crew.

My next version is the Sunshine Garden print in a cotton lycra from Smoogie. It is a bright fun print that is perfect for Spring. It has some cute turtles and birds mixed in with the flowers. I plan to wear it the zoo with the kids this spring. Immediately after this photo session, I wore it while working in the garden, and it was the perfect gardening shirt as well. The girls loved the print so much that I made one a pair of shorts and the other a pair of panties with the scraps.

I made a size zero, and due to my short height, I took 2 inches off the bodice. This pattern is a great loose-fitting and comfortable top. It also was a very fast to make.

Photo Credit: my sweet daughter Abby 

Here is a fun outtake of Aaron walking by during a photo.

Thanks for reading my blog!
Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links, which means I receive a small compensation when you purchase via my link. There is no cost to you. Any and all opinions expressed are my own.

1 comment: