Latest Make: Driftwood Dolman

Right back at the beginning of the year, I had so many plans for things I wanted to sew. I was fully motivated and looking forward to achieving some of my making goals. And then lockdown came. Homeschooling and sewing are not compatible. My kids seem to be incapable of going thirty minutes without asking me when lunch is or if they can have a snack. Trying to sew in between just ends up with sleeves sewn on in interesting places.

A couple of weeks ago Waves and Wild (formerly Made By Jack’s Mum) asked me to test their latest pattern. This was just what I needed to give me a kick up the bum and get sewing again.

If you have been following my blog for a while, you will know that Waves and Wild patterns are a massive part of my entire family’s wardrobe. My Me Made May posts are full of them.

The new Driftwood Dolman is such a quick sew. I decided to use some mustard yellow French Terry fabric that I had in my stash. The cuffs were made using rainbow ribbing from Poppy Bear Fabrics. This may be my new favourite thing ever. Expect to see more rainbow cuffs in the near future.

The sleeve of a bright yellow sweatshirt with a rainbow cuff

I have worn my new sweatshirt so much in the last couple of weeks. It really cheers me up on rainy lockdown/homeschool days. Somedays I even match our dinner.

Rosie is stirring her dinner cooking in a pan. The food is the same bright yellow as her sweatshirt
Extreme accessorising

To celebrate the new pattern and new name, Waves and Wild have a mahoosive 50% sale on all their patterns. The Driftwood Dolman is available for men, women and children, and I am pretty sure that we will all have at least one in our wardrobes before Easter. (I might already have two…)

Rosie wearing her bright yellow Driftwood Dolman sweatshirt
The perils of asking a ten year old to take a photo

Full disclosure: I received a free copy of the Driftwood Dolman in return for my time sewing and providing feedback during the development of the pattern. All opinions are my own, and I genuinely love this pattern.


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