Seena Dolman Tee from Gracious Threads

Seena Dolman Tee from Gracious Threads

Check out my Seena Dolman Tee! This is my favorite thing to wear right now.

Seena Dolman Tee pattern from Gracious Threads | SewsNBows

I recently participated in the New To Knits sewalong at Gracious Threads. The blog series covers everything and more. The sewalong is really interactive and it’s taking place in the Gracious Threads Facebook group.

Seena Dolman Tee | SewsNBows

Okay, I’ve been sewing with knits for a little over a year. I’m not that new to knits. But this hacci sweater knit from Girl Charlee sat in my cabinet for ages because I was too scared to cut it. A loosely woven, thin fabric just terrified me. Here’s the post that gave me the courage to cut!

New To Knits: Cutting Your Fabric

Seena Dolman Tee | SewsNBows

It didn’t unravel badly like I thought. It did want to stretch out as I sewed though. Some knits (especially sweater fabric) lose their shape easily. That’s why we fold our sweaters rather than hanging them in the closet. Jess recommends using clear elastin at the shoulder seams to prevent stretching. Best tip ever!

New To Knits: Seams

Seena Dolman Tee pattern from Gracious Threads | SewsNBows

I didn’t deviate from the pattern much. I added about an inch of length to accommodate my freakishly long torso; and just folded over the neckline. I normally would never do a fold over neckline because I don’t think they look as nice as a banded neck or ribbed knit. This neckline blends perfectly and I can hardly see any stitches.

Seena Dolman Tee | SewsNBows

My sleeve and hem bands are cut on cross grain because my fabric is stretchy enough to get away with it. I think it adds some visual interest, but let’s be real. I did it so I can hoard a bigger piece of hacci sweater knit for my next project!

Seena Dolman Tee in hacci sweater knit | SewsNBows

Anyways, I learned a lot and I got a great top. The Seena Dolman Tee is a pattern I will use a lot. I have nothing but praise for Gracious Threads patterns. (I made the Lazy Day Lounge Pants last week and haven’t had a chance to show you yet!)

Seena Dolman Top | SewsNBows

You can buy the this pattern (and lots more) at the Gracious Threads Etsy shop. I highly recommend it whether you’re new to knits or not. It’s flattering on all shapes and I think you’ll love it.

Until next time!

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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. Rose's Craft at

    Amy, besides the sweater, I love the necklace! Both go so well together. Thank you for linking up your specialness at the Fine Craft Guild linky party. You are always a very welcome guest!! Love this contribution!!! Can’t wait to see what you’ll bring us in just a few hours! ~ Hugs, Rose
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  2. Annie

    Great looking top, Amy! And you look great too!
    You do not have a long torso; it looks like this pattern will require me to add 3 inches in length ;o
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  3. Cindy

    Awesome top, Amy! It looks great on you.:)

    I sewed with Hacci knit for the first time a few weeks ago. I was making Briar top for Kayleen but it ended up fitting That fabric sure does stretch!
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  4. Amy of while wearing heels

    It’s obvious where your daughter gets her posing skills…or is it that you’ve just been watching her model and you learned a thing or two? Either way, you are smoking! What a great top.
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  5. Gina

    Yes, definitely a very flattering top on you. The fit is perfect, the neckline looks great, and it looks like something you can wear a lot of months out of the year AND it looks comfy :). Great job Amy!!!!
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  6. Sue @ A Colourful Canvas

    SQUEEEE!!!! You know I love seeing your darling daughter, your niece, and even the boys…but it’s extra special seeing you sew something for yourself! Yay! You look fabulous, your top is perfect, and the overall styling seems so You! Love it all! Knits are tricky beasts, aren’t they. I’m still working on getting it right!
    Sue @ A Colourful Canvas recently posted…MY BIRDS ON A BRANCH JACKET : : SEWAHOLIC : : MINORU JACKETMy Profile

  7. Terri

    Love it!!! You look great!!! Ughhh I really need to start making something for myself!!!


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