Dublin Dolman by New Horizons Patterns

I haven’t been sewing a lot recently, but I’ve needed some new shirts and tunics to wear with my leggings.  So I decided to try out the new Dublin Dolman from New Horizons.  I went with the tunic length and short sleeves since it is still pretty warm here.  I made it with a lightweight poly spandex since it was the right color I was looking for.  I have lots of patterned leggings, so I need some solid tops to go with them.

I originally wanted to do the pockets, but after I tried it on with the pockets done, I realized that they did not work for me.  I tend to carry all my weight in my hips and thighs and having the extra bulk from pockets right there was just not flattering to me.  I can rarely get pockets to work for me, especially if they hit me right at my hips, and this pattern was no exception.  I cut them out and it turned out so much better.  

I am in the camp that leggings are pants as long as the backside is covered up.  This tunic works wonderfully for this. I did add a couple inches to it as I am 5’11 and usually have to lengthen all tops.  

There is a lot of variety with this pattern and you can mix and match the different options.  For sleeves you can have hemmed short sleeve, banded short sleeve (which is what I did), ¾ sleeve, or long sleeve.  There is also a neck binding or neckband option.  If you do the gathered front option, you will do the V neck.  You can leave the hip length hemmed, or you can add a tall band, a gathered band, or a normal band.  There is also the option for a gathered back.  I like the fact that you can use one pattern and get several different looks.  

Happy Sewing!


Lisa's version