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Dolman Split Sleeve top

Added Apr 19, 2014

by sophie11

Sydney, Australia






The lovely Dolman Split sleeve top had to be made in white Rayon. As often is the case with these Burda patterns, I forgot to add the seam allowance. But, i cut a size 38 and that seemed enormous, so not having the seam allowance was good! It took a while to realise that i like this top. But when I pair it with a mini or skinny jeans, I just love it. Warning, there is huge under arm gape that needs to be managed if you’re not wanting to show your bra.
I omitted the zip as I thought it would be too heavy for the silky rayon, and any chance I have to omit a zip I’ll take it. The description of installing the plackets on the split sleeves could have been a little clearer but I muddled through!
Check it out on my blog http://sewingsophie.blogspot.com.au

Material Notes

White Rayon




Garment Type

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    May 29, 2014, 06.38 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Nice top! I’ve made this too, but yours looks great!! :-) White is wonderful for summer ☼

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      Jun 12, 2014, 12.39 PMby sophie11

      Thanks Ellen, I love your version, but needed the white one!

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    Apr 22, 2014, 03.34 PMby kisses

    Nicely done…like how you style it

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      Apr 27, 2014, 04.25 AMby sophie11

      thank you!

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    Apr 20, 2014, 03.55 PMby bluetalmeida

    I love the way you did it! How did you handle the under arm gape? thank you !

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      Apr 21, 2014, 02.03 AMby sophie11

      Thank you!!! I handle the under arm gape by wearing a pretty bra and pretending I’m a teenager who’s purposely showing it! (Was going to be a work top, but no way!)

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    Apr 20, 2014, 12.04 AMby rita61

    So nice on you. Nice styling.

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      Apr 20, 2014, 09.16 AMby sophie11

      Thank you!

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    Apr 19, 2014, 01.47 PMby Luz Kettle

    Great I was looking at this pattern to make a top for my mum. I will do it now. Gracias x

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      Apr 20, 2014, 09.16 AMby sophie11

      look forward to seeing it!

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    Apr 19, 2014, 12.45 PMby Mary Athey

    This is such a lovely top, what pattern is this? I have about 10 metres of similiar fabric i need to use up. X

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      Apr 19, 2014, 01.33 PMby sophie11

      I thought I had tagged it properly! It’s burda pattern, just do a search on dolman split sleeve top. It takes a bit of fabric as it’s so volumneous! Look forward to seeing yours!

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    Apr 19, 2014, 10.49 AMby liliv-1

    I love it, it’s so stylish! White is the perfect color for this style!

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      Apr 19, 2014, 12.40 PMby sophie11

      Thank you!! I do love the dress version in red too.

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