Wardrobe Staple: The White Tee

Kymy’s Dolman Top PDF Pattern

Do you have a favorite staple in your wardrobe? I had a great white tee. It became hopelessly stained and I needed a replacement. As luck would have it I stumbled on this chunk of white knit and was looking to make a muslin for a project I’m going to share next week.

Kymy’s Dolman Top PDF Pattern

I know I’m a little late on the Dolman train but this is my first one! I made up this top using Kymy’s Dolman Top pattern (affiliate).  The pattern appealed to me because covered both non-maternity and maternity, so I can keep using the pattern after bump.

I sewed up the ruched/maternity view, there are 5 different views included in the pattern. This works for me now and will be a great top in my postpartum window when you’re trying to figure out what the heck to wear now.

Kymy’s Dolman Top PDF Pattern

Overall I’m really happy with the fit. I’m a little narrow at the shoulder so I suspected I would end up wanting to use the included tutorial for making the boat neck a little more narrow. This top I will layer with a tank. I can’t wait to finish up and share my “real” version of the pattern.

Yay for wearable muslins!

Happy Sewing,


Pattern: Kymy’s Dolman top (affiliate)

Fabric: White knit- Hancock Fabrics

{ 4 comments… add one }
  • Lightning McStitch July 21, 2015, 8:05 pm

    That looks like a nice thick knit – essential for a good white T
    And so clean! Just wait til that baby’s out and spitting up all over your shoulder! 🙂

  • Amy Mayen July 22, 2015, 1:00 pm

    That’s a cute top! Pooh you’re just so adorable, I bet you get tired of hearing it. Can’t wait to see your next dolman!

  • Annie July 22, 2015, 1:01 pm

    The top looks great, and you are looking beautiful!

  • Sarah Helene July 22, 2015, 5:54 pm

    Love your pure white T! I agree with Annie’s comments! My staple is a beige silk/cotton blend ribbed long-sleeved pull-over highlighted with 5 rhinestone buttons. I bought 12 years ago at Bloomingdale’s on sale. Coordinates with everything & I wore it today to a Dr appt.

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