Girl’s Seena Dolman Tee

Girl’s Seena Dolman Tee

Zoey is modeling a new top- I sewed the girl’s Seena Dolman Tee pattern from Gracious Threads. It’s a real quick make, about a half hour or so. I wrote about the pattern and showed my women’s version of this top last month. I’ve been craving easy to sew projects that get a lot of use…so I’m showing another one!

Girl's Seena Doleman Tee | SewsNBows

I made a banded neck, sleeves, and waist. I save bits and pieces of ribbing from old t-shirts, but I didn’t have anything in the stash that matched. I think I prefer this method to ribbing, actually.

Girl's Seena Dolman Tee | SewsNBows

I assembly line sewed a few of these tops the other day. This particular one is made with Riley Blake jersey knit

 in gray. I had a little bit leftover fabric from my strapless sundress last summer. I didn’t have enough to cut the front on fold; so I used this ruffled elastic trim to cover the center seam. I used every crumb of this fabric!

Men's Shirt Refashioned into Girl's Skirt

This skirt used to be hubby’s button up, but there was a tear near the pocket. Proof that my hoarding old clothes is for good reason.

Seena Dolman Tee | SewsNBows

We’re still having trouble getting indoor photos. This is in my sewing room- there’s a spec of natural light from a glass door. In mid-afternoon there is harsh light on the left that casts shadows on the right. I’ll have to aim for early morning or late afternoon photo shoots.

Seena Dolman Tee & Upcycled Skirt

I have a helper holding up a piece of fabric for a backdrop. We’re makin’ it work around here! Do any of you having trouble getting nice photos when it’s cold outside?

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Amy Mayen

Hello. I'm Amy and I'm addicted to sewing. I borderline-hoard fabric, buttons, & patterns. Sometimes I wish I could pile my fabric up on the floor and just roll in it!


  1. Amy of while wearing heels

    Love the detailing down the front of the top. The recycled shirt turned skirt is fabulous. I love that the back is longer than the front.

  2. Annie

    The lace trimming is so cute, I did not think it was to hide the seam line!
    I always take my indoor photos in the living room by the large windows. Still the natural light is not enough and I have to use flash light.

  3. Pam @Threading My Way

    Great matching outfit, Amy. Very clever idea to add the lace to hide the seam. No one would know there was a seam under there.

  4. Gina

    Super cute tee and I love the piece of trim you used!!! Great job recycling the shirt too!!! Did you add an elastic waistband or how did you finish the waist? I always struggle with winter photography too. I take pictures by a window and use a white poster board to bounce some light on the item being photographed when needed. We are lucky here though and have some sunny days sprinkled into the dark days :)

  5. Angela

    Indoor photography and uncooperative models are huge problems for me and explain my lack of posts lately. Not a blank wall in the house. But hey, cute T-shirt. I like the trim and had no idea that you were hiding anything until you said it. Great solution.


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