Over a year ago I helped test the Tulipa Dress and Top for girls from Sew Like My Mom. I missed out on the test for the women’s version. Luckily, dolmans are very forgiving for me and I can fit in the size 16. So I made one up for me!
Actually, I made this top right after testing the pattern. But I’ve waiting to share it because I didn’t like how it fit until I tried it on one last time before cutting it up. But now I like it!
You see, I cut two layers of the top piece so that my fabric wouldn’t be see through. I also layered some cotton lace over the lower half. All those layers are not good for the shirts drape.
Initially, I didn’t like the boxy shape I got because my fabric wouldn’t flow. It felt too loose. And the curved color blocking needs to be a little higher. But now I like it. I won’t wear it with the skirt I intended to wear it with, but I like it for wearing with jeans as a nicer casual look.
Honestly, it’s a good thing the Tulipa Top has such a relaxed fit. I accidentally cut the lace with the stretch going vertically instead of horizontally! I wouldn’t be able to get it on if it had any less ease!
So now I’ve got a new shirt and all I had to do was try it on! No sewing required.