For my last stop along the Dolman Tour I chose a Nap Time Creations pattern because of the company’s name. After all, anything that can be made during nap time has to be fast and easy, right? I’m also off on vacation soon and the thought of an ‘Easy Breezy Summer Tee‘ was right up my street. The pattern doesn’t have options but is reasonably priced; there are also several free patterns in her shop and on the website. The designer, Emily, states it’s meant to be loose and worn over a camisole, and can be made with a woven or knit fabric. I have a loosely woven gauzy fabric that has sat in my stash for years and it called my name asking to be sewn up before it rotted away. It’s light enough to allow me to tan, but it will filter enough rays to prevent sun burn.
True to my thoughts the pattern was pretty fast to make. I did lengthen it by 2″ and I sized down to a large. I had a bit of a blonde moment and cut the front as a U, rather than a V. It still looks pretty though. I like the finishing details of binding the neck seams and attaching a sleeve cuff. It’s the difference between a hastily sewn garment and a more professional finish.
Even making this in a woven fabric and sizing down, it’s still large. If you want something more fitted I’d advise making a muslin or measuring the pattern pieces to ensure you get the size you want; especially if making this in a knit! It does have a place in my summer wardrobe though; It’s ideal for wearing with capri pants in the heat. I fish and swim, and having an airy cover-up to protect me from burning is hugely important.
Lastly, many thanks to Nap Time Creations for donating the pattern. I truly appreciate it!
Here’s the info sheet:
|Sizes||XXS – XXl (30” – 50” chest)|
|Printable pattern pages/copy shop version||Printable only|
|Measurements for Rectangle Pieces||Neck band|
|Options chosen||No options|
|Fabric Requirement for your size||1.5 yards|
|Pattern Printing Layout||Yes|
|Suggested Fabrics||Woven with good drape OR knit|
|Layer Printing Option||No|
|Neck Line Options||No|
|Separate add-on pack||No|
|Easy to read instructions||Yes|
|Drawing or photograph instructions||Clear photographs|
Here’s the link to ALL of the posts in the Dolman Tour. If you’re a Dolman lover, there’s bound to be something appealing. Thanks for reading along and humouring me
Diving Into Dolmans Week 1
Guest blogger: Rebel and Malice- Jalie Dolman #3352
Diving Into Dolmans Week 2
Guest bloggers: Rebel and Malice- Kzjo Poppy
Diving Into Dolmans Week 3
Guest Bloggers: Sew Far North – EYMM Assymetrical Top
Diving Into Dolmans Week 4
Diving Into Dolmans Week 5
Guest bloggers: Sew Far North – Nap Time Creations Easy Breezy Summer Tee