Monday, May 8, 2017

My Angel's Love for Dublin

My daughter is not easy to shop for, it has nothing to do with her choice of style, but finding the right fit. Everything is too big or small, and I know I am not the only parent with this problem.

 Summer is coming and after a failed trip to the store, I decided to give New Horizons Designs Dublin Dolman a try. This pattern literally has endless options, so there was sure to be something that fit her and looked great doing it.

Available in the Dublin Dolman Pattern are both a tee and tunic length, which could easily be turned into a dress length too. The sleeves options are long, short, 3/4, and banded or not. The banded bottom can be tall or not, and neck binding or band as well. There is a gathered front and back option as well. The sizing starts at 6-12 months all the way up to 16, with a bonus 18" doll size. Even better is the option of purchasing the bundle at a discounted price and make a Mommie and Me top. They advertise this top as the last dolman pattern you will need, and they are 100% correct.

In sewing these tops I decided on the gathered for one, and banded tunic length for the other. I made this with a size 14 bodice and graded out to a 16. As for fabric, I used a poly knit for both following the suggested fabrics which include cotton interlock, cotton poly blend, cotton lycra blend, french terry, or any other knit with a good stretch.

I did embellish the neck band with some buttons I found. I wish it was because of a creative idea, but I accidentally stitched the band on backwards and the seam was in the front. I decided the buttons would be perfect to cover up my little mistake and I was right. She also loved the addition and has no idea the reason behind it.

My daughter absolutely dislikes taking photos, especially if asked to model, but she loved these tops so much I could have taken her photo in them all day.

This month New Horizons Designs is running a sewing contest and the details are in their Facebook Group, but here is some of the information. Now is a good time to grab this pattern and sew up all the Dublins.

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