The Child Driftwood Dolman Sweatshirt is the ideal beginner or quick-sew pattern. It’s perfect for both frosty winter walks or long evenings at the beach.
There are 3 length options from full length to cropped. On top of that there is a tie waist option. Finally, there are 3 sleeve choices – sleeveless, standard sleeve or bishop sleeve.
The Child Driftwood Dolman Sweatshirt goes from prem./small newborn right up to age 12. It is suitable for enthusiastic beginners. Medium weight knit fabrics such as French terry or sweatshirt fleece are perfect for this pattern.
You can sew for the whole family as there are matching men’s and ladies’ patterns.
This listing is for 4 downloadable PDF files: Instructions, a print-at-home pattern, a copy shop pattern and a projector pattern.
Print the print-at-home pattern on A4/legal/letter sized paper.
Take the copy shop file to a professional printer to print onto large sheets of paper.
Use the projector file to project the pattern straight onto your fabric.
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The measurement charts for all W&W patterns are here.
The pattern is created in layers meaning you can print just the layers (sizes) you need.
This is an instant download PDF, not a finished item. Due to the digital nature of PDF patterns, no refund can be given if purchased in error.
Nwanne (verified owner) –
This dolman is a must! I absolutely adore that you can make this dolman sweatshirt look so different depending on material used, waistband etc. I used a really flowy poly jersey and ended up with a lovely comfy t-shirt for my boy. I’ve seen some use French Terry for more of a jumper look. The instructions are really easy to follow and I love that the band pieces are included.
Ali (verified owner) –
I purchased this pattern upon release and made a size 2 and size 6 for my kids. The front neckline of this pattern is very high (yes, I double checked that I had cut it correctly) at both sizes (and I presume other sizes too but I haven’t made them so can’t verify). The initial photos of this listing show accurately how high the front neckline comes up (whereas the later jumper images show the neckline as much lower). Very disappointed.
Akysha (verified owner) –
This is my absolute favourite pattern! I gave up sewing last year because the pattern I brought else where was so hard ( beginner pattern) I thought sewing wasn’t for me. I pulled out all my sewing equipment this year and was going to sell them, but i thought I’d buy another patter and give it another try first… this pattern is sooo easy and turns out absolutely lovely! I’ve made both of my kids a couple each and I’m planning on buying the adult pattern for myself soon. Thank you so much for having such a beautiful beginner friendly pattern