Pemberley Tunic & Dress

20 customer reviews

Original price was: $12.50.Current price is: $5.00.

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Pemberley Tunic & Dress is inspired by the Regency era. The empire bodice cinches in at the most narrow point under the bust line. This emphasizes the narrowest point and optimizes proportions. Using the recommended fabrics is key in getting a preferred silhouette. The Pemberley is meant for lightweight and drapey knits. It features a shirt-tail hem which gives more vertical emphasis.  The tunic also includes four sleeve lengths: short, 3/4, long & bishop. The tab sleeve option is a fun and sophisticated touch to dress up the top. Because it’s so important to get a well-fitted bodice on this tunic, included are two bodice options – average bust and full bust. Also included are instructions to further customize the bodice if needed. This pattern also includes a maternity add-on.

Pemberley Tunic & Dress Features:

  • Meant for knit fabrics
  • 2 lengths: tunic & dress
  • 4 sleeve options: short, 3/4, long & bishop
  • Tab-sleeve and shirt tail hem details
  • Full Bust option
  • Maternity Add-on

Sizes: XS-XXXL (See Size Charts here)

Skill Level: Confident 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 two A0 (33″ x 46″) size sheets. 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

Read more about this pattern on our blog:

pemberley style


The Pemberley Tunic & Dress instant downloadable pattern contains:

  • The Pemberley pdf sewing pattern contains 3 styles: tunic, dress & maternity add-on.
  • 2 pages of inspiration photos from pattern testers.
  • Cutting guide
  • 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
  • 7 pages of bright and clear step by step color illustrations.
  • 1 page to help customize the fit.
  • 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 and size chart

Line Drawing

Pemberley Tunic and Dress Pattern


File updated 1/2/16 to fix full bust bodice side seam alignment.

Update size chart. Size S should have a high bust measurement of 33″, not 34″. File updated 4/20/16.

20 reviews for Pemberley Tunic & Dress

  1. nchantingmama

    This tunic and dress will be a staple in my wardrobe! Love the tab sleeve touch and how flowy and flattering it is. And it’s super comfy on top of that! Thanks for another great pattern.

  2. Sally (verified owner)

    This is so comfortable. I love all of the options for changing it up. It is an easy sew. Looks great on any shape or size person!

  3. nitelily3 (verified owner)

    This is a lovely pattern. It was the first time I did elastic encased in a top and the instructions were very clear. I love that this top can be made to wear to work or casually and there are many options within the pattern.

  4. Jillian (verified owner)

    This is a great pattern. I made the maternity version in a tunic length. It’s very comfy and cute.

  5. Emily (verified owner)

    This pattern is easy to assemble, and the directions are clear and concise. I have now made two versions, and I plan on several more. The options available make this a great staple for any season. Both of mine are very flattering and I feel very confident when I am wearing them. Definitely worth the investment!

  6. Tabitha (verified owner)

    Definitely a favorite pattern of mine! Was slightly concerned in the beginning about it making my mommy belly look worse than it is but it was actually quite the opposite 🙂 I just made sure I stuck to fabric recommendations and all was good.

  7. Kimberly Coffin

    I made this pattern for my Mother and she was so thrilled with the result. I love the figure flattering design. It looks great on all different types of shapes.

  8. Alexandria (verified owner)

    This is an amazingly flattering shirt. The instructions to add a full bust adjustment were awesome and enabled me to have a gorgeous well-fitting top.

  9. Sarah (verified owner)

    I love this pattern. The included full bust option saves me a lot of effort, and it is so flattering! Instructions are clear and easy to follow.

  10. luvranda

    I have been searching high and low to purchase a ladies top with an empire waist option. Low and behold I found this pattern so that I can make my own! Thank you so much for offering this pattern. I’m excited to make several in this style.

  11. Elena (verified owner)

    I have made this top several times, and it is a favourite of mine. I found the pattern nice and easy to follow, and as with all the Love Notions patterns, the instructions are really clear and easy to follow. I love wearing my Pemberly’s with shorts and jeans. The fit and drape of the Pemberly is very flattering and comfortable to wear.

  12. Rachel (verified owner)

    As always with LN patterns the pattern is simple but well designed. I love the style and look forward to hacking it for a more wintery look 🙂

  13. Trista

    Very flattering. Love the draps of this pattern.

  14. Ronna Plank (verified owner)

    This pattern had very clear easy to follow instructions for making the elastic casing. Cute and stylish pattern.

  15. Cassondra (verified owner)

    I love this pattern! The fit is great and it is so comfortable. Both the dress and the tunic were a quick sew. Also the no trim pages are a dream!

  16. Brianne (verified owner)

    Well, I love this pattern, and it was an easy sew. I just didn’t follow the instructions for fabric choice, so I definitely looked like I was expecting. The CL I used was too heavy. I’ll be trying it in a lighter weight fabric next time!

  17. donnagwillardrobbins (verified owner)

    Easy sew. I had a hard time finding an empire style top, so glad I found it!!

  18. marahhulse (verified owner)

    I love wearing this dress in full maxi version and knee length! I always feel like a million bucks when I wear it out-The compliments help but mostly it is how easy the dress is to wear and style for all occasions. The construction is quick and easy, you could easily make one and the same day as you wear it out. I would note that the neckline is a bit wide-it looks beautiful but some styles of bra the straps will show. All in all though I absolutely recommend this dress-you will love it!

  19. Elisabeth Hirschi (verified owner)

    I love this style for maternity shirts!

  20. Julie Hovey (verified owner)

    This was an easy to follow pattern with a cute empire waist that flatters many different body types. I made the shirt version and it is constantly in my everyday clothing rotation.

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