For the first top I used McCall's 6203 - which is now OOP.
I tried to get a good close up picture of the fabric, but it's very hard to get it to look right. It's a deep purplish blue with black stripes.
It's been a long time since I've had a top with dolman sleeves. I wasn't sure about the style, but I really like it. It's just loose enough to be comfortable, without a lot of extra fabric.
I made a size M, but added some extra wide from the hip area down to the hemline. I also made a swayback adjustment. This helped, but I think I should have made a larger adjustment as there still a bit of wrinkles back there.
The fabric I used is a knit that I bought at Zinck's Fabric Outlet. zincksfabric.com The store is located in the Millersburg/Berlin, OH area, in Amish country. This is a true, no-frills outlet store that's located in a warehouse type building. I like that sort of place, so shopping there was a lot of fun for me. The fabric looks like a typical poly knit, but the inside is so soft and is nice to wear. It was $3.00 yard, and there was only 3 yards of it - naturally I bought it all.
I changed the neckline. I cut the neckline like view "B" and then added a simple cowl neck collar to it. I cut a rectangle of fabric 20" long and wide enough to fit the neckline. I folded it half and serged it to the neckline. I like out it turned out.
I still had some fabric leftover, but not enough for another top. I really like the fabric & wanted to come up with some way to use it. I love the look of knit tops that use contrasting fabrics, so thought I'd give that a try.
I had this pattern in my stash and decided to use it. This is Butterick 5925 - a Katherine Tilton pattern. I made view "B:
I had enough of the blue stripe to cut the front and the sleeves. I used some solid black from my stash for the back. And bought some gray tweed slubby knit at Joann's and used it for the pockets and as a binding on the neckline.
I used a size medium, and made no changes to the pattern. The neckline is a bit wide on me, so if I make it again, I will narrow it just a little.