Carlie's Dolman Top

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Carlie's Dolman Top Pattern


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Carlie's Dolman Top VIEW B Basic Size 12m
Carlie's Dolman Top VIEW D Layering Crop Size 5/6
Carlie's Dolman Top Size Chart

Pattern Details:

Pattern Details






Girls, Infant/Baby



Skill Level:

little skill level requirement Novice

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Adjust stitch choice on the machine
  • Sew with a seam allowance on straight & curved lines

Pattern Description:

Carlie's Dolman Top is a trendy top with multiple hem options and a flattering wide cut boat neck. The girls love it not only because it's comfy but because it's cute and there are so many options. The best part is it fits, infants, toddlers, girls, tweens & teens!

This is a simple quick sew using knit fabrics. Even most of my testers who were new to knits and beginners with sewing garments in general, could sew it up in under an hour. Even if the first one wasn't perfect they were totally wearable and their kids begged for more! Wit- in 2 tries you would have no idea they had just started sewing with knits!

I have also included great custom fit instructions so not only do you get 12 sizes in one pattern, but you also get directions to help make a custom fit top for girls needing slim and plus sizes.

It includes 4 views/ hem options:
A Hi-Lo Top
B Basic Top
C Banded Top
D Layering Crop Top

This pattern is includes an ebook file with 14 pages of directions and 30 professional digitized pages that you assemble to make the full sizes pieces. (12-15 pages per view).

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • See Chart


  • 1 Yard 60" Knit Fabric
  • Pins
  • Ball Point Needle
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Tracing Paper
  • Pen
  • Iron
  • Matching Thread

You Will Also Need:

  • Matching Thread

Pattern Reviews

Pattern Reviews

Average Review (of 16 reviews)
PipstersMama on

Excellent Fun & Easy! Love Carlie's Doman Top!  August 6, 2013

This is such a quick and easy sew once you print and cut the pattern pieces. From cutting fabric to completing the top it took just over a half hour. Love all the different look options included. I will definitely be making this top in many different styles for my daughter. Love this pattern!

ksteig678 on

Good Carlie's Dolman Top - EASY for "new to knit"!!  August 6, 2013

Very easy sew!

slevesque on

Excellent Super Fast Sewing Project  August 6, 2013

This is a really easy, super fast sewing project. I was able to print/cut/sew in under an hour. A great project to try on up-cycle knits. Fits true to size.

Jackie Guyette on

Excellent Shayla in Carlie'c Dolman Top!  August 4, 2013

Great pattern for beginners and experts! Definitely a quick and easy sew. Great if you are like me and you want to do the project from start to finish in one evening.

deweysred on

Excellent Lace Dolman  August 4, 2013

AmyStagner on

Excellent I Love Carlie's Dolman Top!  August 3, 2013

This pattern is very well written, the directions are easy to follow and it is a very quick project. I really like instant gratification projects, anything I can sit down and get done before my children have a chance to start bickering is a win. The finished project's fit is great and it is very comfortable. My daughter loves it and has already requested MORE! I also made one for myself in the largest tween size and LOVE it. Can't wait for a women's version!

PamBSewing on

Excellent AWESOME pattern!!! Easy and Quick sew for any level of sewer  August 2, 2013

Are you looking for something simple to sew, yet cute, comfy and looks great on your child??? This is truly your pattern then. I have not sewn with many patterns myself and have been challenging myself to learn how to sew from patterns. I was nervous to venture off into another pattern, but WOW, this pattern gave me great confidence in continuing my journey with patterns. VERY detailed instructions. She give GREAT afvice and awesome tips as well. There are 3 styles of shirts to chose from. ...

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Jana - J.Marie on

Excellent Really quick and fabulous pattern  August 2, 2013

I made this top for my 9 year old. It was very easy to assemble the pattern. I made the entire top on my serger/cover stitch machines and it took me less than 30 minutes from cutting the fabric to finished top. The sizing was right on, too.

I really like that there are multiple options included in this pattern too. Easy to change the look using the same great instructions/pattern. The photos in the instructions are great and help give a visual for the steps.

My ...

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Katie Darby on

Excellent First time working with knits. Love the outcome!  August 2, 2013

I'd never sewn with knits up until using this pattern. The details are very thorough. She goes into what type of knit to use, what type of needle, stitch, etc. It's such a fast sew and the finished product is extremely flattering! The perfect project to get your feet wet with knits if you haven't already!!

PamBSewing on

Excellent Simplest pattern yet best fitting pattern yet!!  August 2, 2013

Woo. . .Hooo. . .do you love simple yet cute patterns you can make with your knit fabrics??? I do!!! Patterns are not an easy task for me to follow, especially when you taught your self to sew. I just had to make this shirt because it was oh so cute!! She is detailed with all her instructions too. The high low shirt is somewhat tricky at the seam, but I promise you, if you follow exactly what she says to do and take your time everything turns out so beautiful. I actually learned a few ...

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countrycuttins on

Excellent Carlie's Dolman Top  August 2, 2013

Easy pattern to follow, great for beginners and up. This is a quick sew, and the girls love the way it fits and looks.

danalynne1006076 on

Excellent Fantastically Fun Shirt with Lots of Awesome Options!  August 2, 2013

I've made 2 of these tops - both were "View A" - the hi-lo option. I would recommend using a thicker knit the first time or two for beginners, especially if doing the hi-lo option, as it's important to reallllly get those bottom points where the "hi" and "lo" meet up to be just right - and that's easier done when you're not using a super thin knit...
However, that being said, my second shirt I did with this WAS using super thin knit and it draped beautifully, so an advanced beginner and ...

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CrochetALL on

Excellent Very quick sew with super cute results!  August 2, 2013

My daughter LOVES her new Carlie's Dolman top :) It is a fantastic pattern that is very easy to follow and quick to sew!!

easytoent1809902 on

Excellent Super easy and great fit!  July 30, 2013

This pattern is a great quick sew! Perfect for beginners to garment construction!

sassyfras321920 on

Excellent Fantastic, trendy, quick sew  July 30, 2013

Huge hit in our house! Takes nearly no time to sew, if you are comfortable with sewing. But still a great project for beginners, or those who are gun-shy when it comes to knits. Fun, trendy top, yet appropriate for school. Huge hit with the tween in my house

MandyKDesigns on

Excellent One of my first times working with Knit Fabric  July 30, 2013

I sew mostly with woven fabric and the couple times that I have tried sewing with Knits I got poor results. BUT, this pattern is great for beginners and I was able to produce a really cute top in less than an hour. It looks so comfortable and I can't wait for adult sizes!!

About Designer

About Designer

Kymy on

My shop name comes from the name of my crafting blog... Everything Your Mama Made & More! which can be found at

All patterns are designed, written & digitized by me, a stay at home mom to 5 wonderful kids! My husband and I have an 8 yr old gamer, very identical 6yr old twin fashionistas, an almost 3 yr old who is all boy & a 1 yr old princess that has us all ...

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