How's that for a band name? Apologies for the delay in getting this post all together, believe it or not I spent about 16 hours making those flipping grab buttons to your right. I made a boy one and a girl one so
So this is how the sew-along is going to work: the pattern is now available in the shop for pre-order at a special price of £5 (this will increase to £7 once the sew-along is finished). On the 10th of June the pattern and basic tutorial file will be emailed to you and the sew-along begins! Not only will we cover the basic construction of the top on the blog, but I'll also add some fun bonus variations.
The details of the pattern:
The top has short dolman sleeves with the option of sleeve and hem bands or, if you prefer, straightforward hems. It is suitable for both boys and girls. With a generous cut, the top is designed to be worn for up to two years per size. It's a perfect garment if you are new to sewing knits, and it should take you under an hour to sew up! Suitable fabrics include interlock, jersey, rib knit, waffle weave knit, french terry, and sweatshirting, or you could even repurpose old adult shirts. The sizes included are 18m/2T, 3T/4T, 5Y/6Y, and 7Y/8Y. You will need at most 1/2m of standard width fabric for all sizes / variations except for 7Y/8Y when choosing a normal hem and not a waistband (with a waistband it falls just short of 50cm). A 1/4m of ribbing, jersey or interlock are also required for the neckband and optional sleeve and hem bands. Stretch needles are also required.
And if you need some fabric, I'm also offering 15% off all fabrics in my shop for one week (closing 12 June)! Just enter DOLMANIACS at checkout.