Lulu Dolman, a modern take on a dolman sweater

Exciting things are happening in 2018 and I kick it off with my first blog post as part of the Petite Stitchery Promotions Team! I love being part of a team, especially a sewing team. There is so much to learn and enjoy and share with these other incredibly talented and beautiful sewists and seamstresses.

 

Today I bring you the Lulu Dolman Sweater, a design by Jennifer Jeremiah for Petite Stitchery and Company. This is the second pattern I have worked with from PS&C and I must say I am really liking the process and the results.

I have not necessarily been an enthusiastic fan of the dolman style patterns. As a curvy girl with a full hourglass shape I have found the dolman to be boxy with an exaggerated batwing style arm that always made me feel bigger instead of flattering my figure. This is NOT the case with the Lulu Dolman. PS&C have designed a very figure-flattering, curve-enhancing dolman that I truly love! Pair that with this lovely

Brushed Hacci Sweater Knit in Amber from Sly Fox Fabrics

and I am one happy lady!
This sweater knit is so soft and I love the flecks of gold and amber that run through it. It was lovely to sew with as well!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As you can see here the gentle curved high low hem hugs my curves gracefully and covers the back beautifully which makes it perfect to pair with a skirt as I have done here or leggings as you’ll see in the next photo. Another Big plus is the option of using your knit as a binding for the curved hem – this is especially nice if you dread hemming a sweater knit on the curve. I used my coverstitch so I opted for a regular hem. Also do neckbands give you the willies? This design uses a binding for the neckband as opposed to a band.

 

The Lulu Dolman comes in sizes XS-3X I am wearing the XXL graded to the 1X at the hips. The layered size option for printing makes grading to fit your unique and beautiful figure an easy task. Hint: just make your grading line a very gentle and long line for a graceful transition to the next size.

 

 

 

 

 

For my own flare I used some 4-way stretch lace in gold for the cuffs. I always like to add a little something of my own style to personalize my garment. What will you do? Add a full contrast sleeve? A contrast cuff and/or neckband? Maybe a stripe down the arm? I’d love to see your personal style on this lovely pattern!

 

 

 

 

 

Sneak Peak: Here I show you the Lulu Dolman in a winter white French Terry that I made to match these incredible color blocked leggings which is a NEW pattern releasing in a few days by PS&Co. Join the Pattern Support Group to be among the first to know about this new release and more coming soon!! OOPS, I just let the cat out of the bag 😉

 

 

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Click here to purchase the Lulu Dolman Sweater Pattern by Petite Stichery & Co

Click here to purchase the Fusion Leggings Pattern by Petite Stitchery & Co.

 

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