Ellie Dolman Cardi from Elliedactyl


I’m joining with with some fun ladies to share my favorite style of Cardi for the Cardigan Tour.  Thanks to Tibeca Yao for letting me hop in on the fun.  My favorite style of cardigan is a drapey, comfy layering cardi. I have a TON of drapey cardis! In truth, I should tell you most are store bought and in the color grey or beige.  Just for fun I went through my closet and counted… I have TEN in gray or beige cardis that I found in my closet.  I’m  obviously the earth-tone girl in the family.  I really stretched my personality a lot by sewing up my Raspberry Creek florals for myself..


For the tour I wanted to sew up my own cardi to share and I tossed in some color just for the fun of it. I had narrowed down my list to a few patterns and decided to splurge and go with the Ladies Ellie Dolman Cardi from Elliedactyl, a designer I hadn’t sewn up before.  Notice I said I hadn’t sewn before… I’ve bought several patterns from her… just hoarded them. Are you guilty of doing that too?  Annelise was happy to sponsor my post by offering a coupon code for the duration of the tour for you and a pattern of choice for a rafflecopter giveaway.  Be sure to enter the rafflecopter below and grab a few items with the coupon!!  The coupon code is CardiTour and will be a cart total coupon of 20% off your entire purchase through the end of the event.

Pattern Features:

Dolman Sleeve with short/long sleeve options with cuffs

Relaxed Fit

Two neckline options.

Pockets/No Pocket Options

No Closures

Layered Printing

Photo Tutorial plus Quick Sew Directions for experienced sewists


Fit Review

Personally, I love a Dolman style anything.  If you are anti-batwing, this cardi can still work for you as I didn’t feel this has huge wings that can sometimes come with a dolman style top.  I was happy with the fit through the shoulders and the more fitted sleeve through the arm.  I used my measurements to determine my size.  The sizes within the pattern aren’t listed as XS-XXL, but rather with words that evoke power.  This really does require you to use your own measurements to make something for your individual body.  I like this feature.

My version includes long sleeves, pockets, and the tapered neckband.  I found the cuffs/arm length could have been shortened for myself, but I would say that would not be typical for most people.  I have short limbs in general. I love that the sleeves are finished with cuffs for both the short and long sleeves as I always prefer to add a cuff when possible.  It may be that I’m too lazy to hem or still just annoyed that I don’t have a cover stitch machine.


Overall, I’m very happy with this cardigan.  I’ll probably be making several others and be spending a lot of time in them as the weather continues to cool here.  This cardigan can definitely be printed, taped, and sewn in under two hours. So quick and comfy too!

Be sure to check out all the other stops along the Cardigan Tour.  There are a lot of new patterns and go-patterns being featured.



Cardigan Blog Tour September 26-30
Wednesday 28 Doodle Number 5


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