Daring Dolman Hacks

Pattern Hack Pattern Modification

The Daring Dolman sewing pattern is here and we are excited to share some of our favorite hacks and modifications!

Daisy made this Daring dolman with a curved front hem.  A subtle change to the front hemline gives a slightly different silhouette and it looks great!

Daring dolman from Unleashed Patterns with curved front hem

This Daring is also slightly more fitted since the v-back bands were cut shorter in length.  This was done so the curved front hem and back bands still meet at the side seam.  Daring has a semi-relaxed fit but cutting the back bands shorter is an easy way to make it more fitted without sizing down.

We also love the use of different fabrics on this version.  It highlights the different options included in the Daring pattern.  Daisy used a mix of honeycomb athletic, sweater knit, and ribbed knit fabrics for this look.

Daring dolman from Unleasehd patterns.  Curved hem and pleated bishop sleeve

Kelsey hacked the Daring dolman into a cardigan.  Talk about a jaw dropper!  

To achieve this look Kelsey did the following:

  • Cut 2 front bodices pieces mirror image (not on the fold)
  • Curved and lowered the front neckline 
  • Lengthened the neckband to match the new front neckline and front bodice length

When sewing, the neckband was folded in half wrong sides together and attached to the front bodice and neck then coverstitched down.

Kelsey used a stretch lace fabric with a cute scalloped edge that didn't need to be hemmed.  As a result the pattern was cut 1inch shorter since a hem allowance wasn't needed.   

Tasha turned her Daring dolman into a hooded pullover then paired it with a pair of Purpose pull on pants.  The result is a super cute, not to mention comfortable, lounge set.

Tasha sized up on her Daring for a more relaxed fit and then added the hood from the Fearless pattern.  

Since French terry fabric was used for this lounge set, Tasha sized down on her purpose pants and eliminated the side seam.  To do this she overlapped the front and back pattern pieces by the 3/8 inch seam allowance and then cut them as one piece instead of 2.

Dani did a super easy modification on this Daring.  She cut and constructed the lower pleated sleeve but did not add the sleeve cuff.

The super cute bell sleeves gives this Daring retro vibes.

Which hack or modification are you going to try first?  

No matter which options you choose, Daring is a great option for lounging, running errands, or dinner with your favorite person or people.  Grab your copy of the pattern here.  We'd love to see what you make so be sure to share it with us on Facebook or tag us on Instagram.


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