Make yourself a flattering, comfortable top with this easy and quick batwing top tutorial! All it takes is a nice scarf and a couple of stitches.
Dolman Sleeve Top Pattern
I’ve always admired those loose, comfy batwing tops I’ve seen all around in summer. But always thought they’re so complicated to make for some reason. So I was afraid to try and sew up one of these beauties. But then I went shopping and saw this pretty scarf. And decided to experiment a little with a batwing top tutorial. Because I like fun projects, even the challenging ones.
And this was a challenging project for me, not because of the stitching but the fabric. It was way too lightweight for my skills and it posed a few issues, so instead of spending 20-30 minutes to sew up this batwing top, I spent about an hour. Not bad though!
When making this batwing top tutorial, I was pretty lucky though. The scarf I found was sewn into a tube and on one end it had a nice seam that I thought it would be great to use as the neck line. Instead of adding binding, I only had to remove the stitches for the neck line and then sew up around the hole, using the original stitch. I also kept the original seam around the sleeves on my diy batwing top. I wanted to modify the scarf into a round shape at the bottom, making the sleeve looking more polished but then I realized it’s going to be so hard to sew the seam on this kind of fabric.
If you don’t have a scarf, you can make this batwing sleeve top pattern from any lightweight fabric, woven or knit. It’s nice out of a sheer if you’re more experienced, and it fits loose enough that you can layer a top tank underneath. You can always make your own binding or bias tape for the neckline. If you can’t find a tube scarf and use other fabric here are my measurements: my scarf measures now 39″ in width by 43″ in height (100 cm x 110 cm), for the whole fabric, unfolded. If you want the top longer, add a few inches to the height.
Batwing Top Tutorial