Pattern: Vivace Dolman
Designer: Love Notions
Fabrics: Cotton Lycra from Wattle Hill Fabrics
Skill level: Confident Beginner
Size made: XL/2XL
Adjustments: Just the grading
Pros: This is a very flattering top and can be made from both Knits and Wovens.
Cons: I had to unpick the pleat about 4 times cause I didn’t read the pattern right. I also didn’t get the corners right on the collar.

The Wrap up

First time making this one and I love the way it fits and flatters the body.

I chose to make the tunic length but probably could have done the shirt version quite comfortably as well. I feel like it flatters my body really well and goes well with leggings and I think it would look equally as good with jeans.

I didn’t read the instructions properly at the start so I had to unpick the pleat 4 times, doh. I also had some troubles getting the collar to sit properly with the corner, but I took it slow and eventually got it looking nice. My advice is to take it slow and baste it in first! Don’t forget to interface the collar as well, I think this is a big reason it sits nicely.

I definitely recommend making this one, I’ve already had requests from my family to make some for them.

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