Straight Stitch Designs has just released the brand new Bryant Top – it is a relaxed fit knit dolman, cut on the bias, with two sleeve options. It features a classic boatneck finished with a facing, and the short sleeves feature a cuff.
I signed up to test, because I have been looking for that perfect dolman top, and this looked to be the one. I’ll admit, I was a bit skeptical of the bias cut, as I’ve had knits cut on the bias come out all kinds of wonky. But I laid this fabric out on the floor, and very carefully cut a single layer at a time. Being cut on the bias really improved the drape of this polyester blend mystery knit, so my faith was restored. If I make this again in a drapey rayon knit, I think I’ll cut it straight to the grainline.
I sewed a straight size 16, as per my measurements. Since SSD drafts for taller women, I didn’t have to add any length at all. I opted for the short sleeved version, because I seem to have convinced myself spring is just around the corner… lol. The fabric I used has tiny little sparkles all over it, which just makes this top that much more amazing.
I paired my Bryant top with a pair of Zen Pants from 5 out of 4 Patterns. These pants have been my go-to for work since I made them, because they look like nice jeans, but are stretchy and comfy.
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