An old pattern learns a new trick

Sep 29, 2016 | Trendy Tunic, Tunic | 2 comments


The ladies Trendy Tunic was originally released back in the spring of 2014. It was my first ladies pattern and it was the first pattern that I did entirely on my own. My very first pattern, the Everyday Playdress, I contracted out the digitizing. And my second pattern, the girls Trendy Tunic, I contracted out the drafting and digitizing. I added sleeves to the girls Trendy Tunic last fall so I thought it was about time the ladies tunic got the same treatment.  Read on

ladies tunic with sleeves

Tester Emily Cummings shows off how well this pattern works for mixing solids and patterns.

A ladies tunic for fall

Fall is the perfect time to break out those ladies tunics and leggings. They looks so good with boots and flats alike. And have we talked about those pockets?! They are definitely the starring feature to this tunic. This pattern is rated intermediate and that’s solely because of the pocket construction. However, I include a video to walk you through the steps.

ladies tunic

Clever pockets are worked into this unique tunic design

But wait, there’s more!

If your daughter isn’t too cool for you yet, you can make a Trendy Tunic for her as well. The girls Trendy Tunic comes in sizes 2T-14. And it has the same awesome pockets and sleeves as the ladies tunic.

Bundled Trendy Tunic

The Trendy Tunic in ladies & girls sizes

The Ladies Trendy Tunic is on sale through the weekend, no coupon needed.

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Ladies Trendy Tunic

Mix those solids and prints

Fabric recommendations

Whenever a new pattern is released the first question I get is ‘what kind of fabric is best’? There are so many different types of knits so I can see where the confusion comes from. You’re in luck with this ladies tunic pattern– most knits will work! It is fitted at the bust so you do need a knit with at least 25% stretch. Other than that you can use almost anything. The red plaid tunic I’m wearing above is a brushed poly blend from a Facebook group called So Sew English.  Otherwise, cotton jersey, cotton interlock, cotton/lyrca and other rayon blends will work just fine. Even a double knit (like Liverpool), ponte and scuba will work.

Happy sewing!


  1. jeanie

    Love this pattern! Thanks for the new sleeves. Now I need to look through my stash and get sewing!

  2. jan.murry

    Love it – hope I can figure out the lace inset – so classy!


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