Girls La Bella Donna Top & Tunic

16 customer reviews


All Love Notions Sewing Patterns are digital downloads, you may print them at home or send to a copy shop. A physical pattern will not be mailed to you.

The LBD Shirt & Tunic is a quick and fun sew. Choose from shirt or tunic length, short or long sleeve, boat-neck, cowl or hoodie. Add in-seam pockets to the tunic or a kangaroo pocket to the shirt. Also included is an optional hem band for the shirt view. This is the perfect transitional piece for your girl’s handmade wardrobe. Made with knit fabrics, this gorgeous top is quick and easy to sew and wear!

Girls La Bella Donna Features:

  • Meant for knit fabrics
  • Shirt or Tunic
  • Boat-neck, cowl or hoodie
  • 3 sleeve options: short, 3/4 & long
  • Optional inseam pockets
  • Optional kangaroo pocket

Sizes: 2T-16 (See Size Charts here)

Skill Level: Beginner

Pattern Formats Included:

  • Print at home for US letter & A4 paper, trimless format with layers
  • Large format file for copy shop printing. This file will print on one A0 (33″ x 46″) size sheet. Be sure to instruct your printer to print actual size in black and white on their cheapest paper. We recommend PDFPlotting for printing the large format files.
  • A projector file is also included for those using projector technology

Be sure to check out the coordinating Ladies LBD. Purchase both versions at regular price and get an additional discount.


The Girls La Bella Donna Top & Tunic pdf instant downloadable pattern contains:

  • The Girls La Bella Donna pdf sewing pattern contains 2 styles: tunic & dress, as well as optional cowl, hood, hem band and two types of pockets.
  • 2 pages of inspiration photos from pattern testers.
  • Cutting guide
  • 7 pages of bright and clear step by step color illustrations and photos.
  • Included is a print chart to only print the pages you need for your style choice.
  • In addition to the print-at-home file, an A0-sized large format file for copy shop printing is also included
  • A projector file is included for those using projector technology
  • Optimized for most tablets with links to each part of the pattern. Print only the pattern pieces and use a tablet or computer to read the instructions to save on ink and paper!
  • This pattern has the ability to print just desired size(s) and in addition, features trimless pattern assembly! Open the PDF in Adobe, select the layer thumbnail on the left-hand menu and then select the size(s) to print. See this tutorial for more information.
  • Designed for both letter and A4 paper printing.
  • Because we value work at home business, feel free to use this pattern in your home sewing businesses.

Size Chart & Fabric Requirements

Fabric requirements & size chart

Fabric requirements & size chart

Line Drawing


Updated file 12/8/15: Added ‘4-way stretch’ to fabric recommendations & clarified cuff instructions.

16 reviews for Girls La Bella Donna Top & Tunic

  1. Kim (verified owner)

    Made this in tunic length with 3/4 sleeve for my 9 year old daughter and she loves it! Super easy sew! 🙂

  2. linestrada

    Made this in a size 12 for my skinny 14 year old and it looks totally store bought. She has received so many compliments on this.

  3. Suzanne (verified owner)

    Quick sew! Great for my little ones!

  4. Jessica (verified owner)

    Made a 3/4 length sleeve and cowl with pockets as a tunic length and it’s adorable! Such a simple see with very clear instructions!

  5. Heidi (verified owner)

    Made a long sleeve with cowl for a quick and comfy Christmas top! Loved it!

  6. Sarah (verified owner)

    Quick to make, easy to wear, good options for sleeve length, hem length, and neckline choices.

  7. Pat English

    The girls’ La Bella Donna was part of a bundle I purchased. I bought it specifically to use a border knit print and the pattern was perfect for the purpose. It’s a quick sew with clean simple lines and yields excellent results. I highly recommend it and can’t wait to sew the women’s version for me.

  8. Rachel (verified owner)

    Not a great style on my skinny girls, but I am keen to try again in a slightly different style, I love the cowl and hood options- makes it a year round option. I would love to get the ladies version for me!! 🙂 As with all LN patterns she makes it easy and uncomplicated 🙂

  9. brenda (verified owner)

    I’ve made this shirt for my 10 year old and it’s dreamy! I did a mod on the hood to make it lined with a contrasting fabric and it worked really well! She gets a lot of compliments on it!

  10. Trista

    My favorite pattern for my girls. Well written instructions and perfect fit.

  11. angelpal2015 (verified owner)

    One of my favorite patterns from LN. Easy sew and great instructions as always! Love it!

  12. Amy (verified owner)

    This is such a fun pattern that comes together quickly and easily. My daughter likes the tunic length to wear with leggings. The instructions were clear and the pattern was easy to work with.

  13. Janet Buhler (verified owner)

    I’ve used this pattern in the girls sizing. It’s such a quick sew with a classic style. My most recent one was a short sleeve that I shortened to a high hip length to showcase the summer caye pants which I made to coordinate.

  14. Julia Doucett (verified owner)

    Such a fun and quick tunic to sew, and my cousins loved it! I made size 3 with long sleeves.

  15. J Score (verified owner)

    Made a 3/4 sleeve with cowl neck for my niece in matching fabric to my Raglan, she loves that we match. 🙂

  16. Katie Landsteiner (verified owner)

    I used this pattern to make kids’ costumes for All Saints Day this fall (sizes 3T and 5T). The instructions were comprehensive and easy to follow, and the pattern was simple enough to customize. The sizing was accurate as well!

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