Ladies La Bella Donna Top & Tunic XS-XXXL


“The beautiful woman”, that’s what you’ll feel like when wearing this figure flattering and quick sew top. Choose from shirt or tunic length, short, 3/4 or long sleeve, boat-neck, cowl or hoodie. Also included is an optional hem band for the shirt view. This is the perfect transitional piece for your me-made wardrobe. Made with knit fabrics, this gorgeous top is quick and easy to sew and wear!

Also available in girls sizes 2T-16!

This pattern is quickly assembled with the new trimless assembly and layered printing if desired. Also included is a A0 file for copy shop printing. This file will print on two A0 sheets. When sending this file to your local copy shop, be sure to instruct them to print actual size  in black and white on their cheapest paper.

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Instant downloadable pdf pattern contains:

  • 30 pages of pattern pieces for 2 styles: tunic & dress, as well as optional cowl, hood, hem band and pockets.
  • 2 pages of inspiration photos from pattern testers.
  • Cutting layout guides for each style.
  • Cutting guide and the ability to print just your desired size(s) with the Adobe layers feature and a print chart to print just your desired style and size pieces.
  • 6 pages of bright and clear step by step color illustrations.
  • Glossary of needed sewing terms.
  • Troubleshooting guide.
  • The tutorial has been optimized for most tablets with click or touchable links to each part of the pattern. Print only the pages of pattern pieces and use your tablet or computer to read the instructions to save on ink and paper! Alternatively, you may print the whole document.
  • All Love Notions patterns are designed for both letter and A4 paper printing
  • With this pattern you now have the ability to print just your desired size(s) and feature trimless pattern assembly!! When you open up the PDF in Adobe, select the layer thumbnail on the left hand menu and then select the size(s) you wish to print. See this tutorial for more information. All Love Notions patterns are designed for both letter and A4 paper printing.
  • All Love Notions Sewing Patterns may be used in your at home sewing business. Mass production is strictly prohibited.

All Love Notions Sewing Patterns may be used in your at home sewing business. Mass production is strictly prohibited.

Size Chart & Fabric Requirements

Fabric requirements & size chart

Fabric requirements & size chart


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

21 reviews for Ladies La Bella Donna Top & Tunic XS-XXXL

  1. Rated 5 out of 5


    I wish I could put into words how much I love this pattern. Because there are so many options, I have made multiples to carry me thru summer/fall and into winter. Cowl neck, hood, crew neck, pockets (!!), band or curved hem, short or long sleeves. All in one. I have made 8 so far and have changed up my fabric choices as well. I have used a rayon blend (my fav), cotton jersey, hacci sweater and french terry. I love that I can go from dressy to casual just by fabric choice. Tami knocked this one out of the park for sure!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    linestrada (verified owner)

    When this pattern was first released I thought I already have 3 other dolman patterns why do I need another but after seeing all the options available and its a slim fit dolman unlike the other ones I have. Anyway after making like 3 of these I’m in love. Such an easy sew ! Thanks for another fantastic pattern.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Joyce (verified owner)

    I just found your site and love your patterns! Bought 1 and now I want several more!

    Thank you for creating these beautiful patterns!

    Joyce Casey

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    nitelily3 (verified owner)

    This is a very typical love notions pattern – full of options and a beautiful fit! You really cannot ask for more!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sue (verified owner)

    Just Love these patterns ! They really do work ! I don’t suppose you would think of changing the name ? on my bank statement it looks like I am buying sex toys LOL

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Alison (verified owner)

    Absolutely my favorite dolman style pattern. The options included are awesome also!!! Top notch designer!!

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Teri (verified owner)

    I’m very happy with this pattern. Very flattering. I even made one for my mom after she saw mine. Would definitely recommend.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Stephanie (verified owner)

    This is a quick sew that is very flattering. Love this pattern!

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    alison (verified owner)

    Love this top, I’ve already made several. I like how it is slim fit, so it hugs the curves a bit. So easy to sew and I like the way the sleeves are done. Great instructions as always!

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sarah (verified owner)

    For as simple as this top is, it manages to fit in a very flattering way. I prefer to scoop the neckline a bit deeper, but other than that I find this pattern to be perfect as is.

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Alisha (verified owner)

    I love, love, love this top in the tunic length. It’s simple to sew and super comfortable and flattering. The instructions are very clear and easy to follow.

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    Victoria (verified owner)

    This is a really simple top that goes a long way in my wardrobe! I love that it is easy to sew, easy to follow and very flattering.

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    Anne (verified owner)

    I haven’t sewn this pattern yet, but it’s on my list!

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    Rachel Hood (verified owner)

    I LOVE THIS TOP!!! I made it with cowl neck and used the tunic length for the back and shirt length in the front which created a super cute and comfy high-low effect. (I’m a shorty so a full tunic doesn’t look great on me but I needed to cover my backside) I also added the inseam pockets but after doing so, I won’t use DBP for them on my next version. There’s so much stretch that when you put anything in the pocket they drop below the shirt hem. Maybe adding a stabilizer to them? I’ll figure it out though because did I mention how much I love this pattern??? So so comfy!!! The sizing is accurate and the directions are easy to follow and the result looks like a retail product!

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    Nicole (verified owner)

    Love this for a nice, casual mini or even dressed up. So many options that it’s worth it for those alone!

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tammy (verified owner)

    Cute tunic! I LOVE the pockets in the tunic. I’ve made one, and its cute, but looks (on me) more like pajamas. I think its the fabric I chose, and want to try again. I love the sleeve cuffs as I think they’d be cute to make w/contrasting colors. 😀 As always I love the layered pattern, as well as the trimless feature! 😀 😀

  17. Rated 5 out of 5


    I bought this for myself and my oldest. Neither of us like clothes that are real form fitting. The LBD tops are both of our favs. So comfy and cute. The instructions are well written and easy to follow.

  18. Rated 5 out of 5

    Chelsey (verified owner)

    I love this pattern! Made it in a slinky ribbed sweater knit, and it’s one of my favorite tops. The neckline is so flattering and gorgeous on everyone. And there’s so many view options you can make it over and over again! Also a very quick sew.

  19. Rated 5 out of 5

    Laura (verified owner)

    I adore this pattern! I have made it at least 8 times and I’m getting ready to make one in a sweater knit. It is a snap to make!

  20. Rated 5 out of 5

    Glenda (verified owner)

    This is my favorite dolman top pattern. I’ve made 6 so far and each one is different. Sizing and instructions are spot on. I like how this top can be made out of very little fabric.

  21. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tammy (verified owner)

    I’m pretty sure I’ve reviewed this before, but wanted to update: This pattern is awesome! I have made so many and have lost count!!! This is my go-to top for a quick sew. I have transferred my pattern (with my scooped neck and shortened torso modification) onto poster board and I love it. I also love that I can squeeze out my size on one yard of fabric!!!

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