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Ladies Tidal Top & Dress

(4 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 Tidal pattern includes three lengths: shirt, knee length dress and maxi dress. Three sleeve styles are also included: tank, sleeveless and short. The back is full coverage while the front is a nice scoop- not too high, not too low. The princess seams are so flattering on all shapes and give you a good opportunity to play with different fabrics if desired.

Be sure to check out the coordinating girls Tidal Top & Dress.

Also included is a large format file for printing at your local copy shop (such as Office Max, Staples, etc.). The Tidal pattern will print on three A0 sheets. When sending the A0 file to printers be sure to tell them to print in black and white, actual size and to check the 1″ and 4″ boxes to be sure the print out is accurate.

A projector file is also included for those using that technology to save time and paper.

Get the free 3/4 & long sleeve add-on in the sewalong post!


The Tidal Top & Dress is the perfect summer knit dress. Princess seams equals flattering style! This top and dress pattern will sew up in a couple hours.

The Tidal Instant downloadable pdf pattern contains:

  • 49 pages of pattern pieces for two dress lengths (knee & maxi) as well as a top length.
  • Flattering princess seams.
  • Tank, sleeveless & short sleeve included.
  • At home printing and large format file for copy shop printing.
  • 2 pages of inspiration photos from pattern testers.
  • 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 pieces.
  • 5 pages of bright and clear step by step color illustrations and photos.
  • 2 pages to customize the fit.
  • A copy shop file is included
  • A projector file is also included
  • 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.

4 reviews for Ladies Tidal Top & Dress

  1. samsam7700 (verified owner)

    I have yet to sew a LN pattern that I didn’t love. The Tidal is not exception. The princess seams are super flattering, the binding finish is explained thoroughly and very easy to understand (but you can also do bands if you prefer). The sizing is spot on and, as always, good quality from Tami.

  2. Anne (verified owner)

    I love this pattern! The fit is spot on and oh so flattering. Thanks for another fabulous pattern!

  3. francesca.amodeo (verified owner)

    Impressed. I am a pdf hater but was convinced to try these patterns because of the trimless (yes!) feature – the layering is not new to me, it’s brilliant, and the combo makes putting the darn thing together so much easier. I am super glad I did buy this pattern – it is so professional and well drafted. There are so many clumpy designs out there – seems like everyone and their mother thinks they can design patterns – and that if they pose with flowers round their head they’ll convince us that their shapeless make is desirable. This is different. I love that Tami includes the possibility of a centre back contour seam for less drapey knits. And alternatives for both more conservative and more bare sleeveless options. Totally recommend.

  4. Lindy Yearsley

    I purchased the bundled pattern and have made several dresses in both the girl’s and women’s sizes. The biggest issue I have had so far is the really wide neckline. It is a little too low for my taste and wide enough that my bra straps keep peeking out. I keep trying to adjust it when I make a new shirt, but it’s frustrating to have some that I really don’t like to wear because they don’t fit as well. This seems to me more of an issue with the shirts I have made than the dresses–not sure if there is a slight variation in the patterns of the two or what.
    Also, I did not have a problem with the girl’s necklines being too wide or low, just the women’s.
    I do really like the overall style of the dress–it is very flattering, pretty, and easy to make. I don’t love the shirt as much. I know it is supposed to be a bit flowy, but it’s almost too much for me. Going down a size (to a small instead of medium) seemed to be better.
    Also, I had my pattern printed at a print shop rather than doing it at home and the pages didn’t all match up correctly. Some did, some did not. There could have been an issue with the print shop–I wondered if maybe their pages were not lined up perfectly in the printer or something. Not sure. I was able to figure out pretty well where the lines should be, but they don’t line up where they should. (This was an issue in the long lines at the back and sides of the pattern, not with the neckline, so that wasn’t the cause of my other issues).
    So, I do recommend the dress pattern, not so much the shirt, but I would make it up in a less expensive fabric first to check the fit.

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