Ladies Tidal Top & Dress
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. Four sleeve styles are also included: tank, sleeveless, short and long. The back is full coverage while the front is a nice scoop- not too high, not too low. The princess seams are so complimentary on all shapes and give you a good opportunity to play with different fabrics if desired.
Tidal Top & Tank Features:
- Meant for knit fabrics
- Full bust option
- 3 lengths: top, knee and maxi
- Princess seams
- 4 sleeve options: tank, sleeveless, short & long sleeve
Sizes: XS-5X (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 seven 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
Be sure to check out the coordinating girls Tidal Top & Dress.
Catch up with the sewalong:
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.
Anne (verified owner) –
I love this pattern! The fit is spot on and oh so flattering. Thanks for another fabulous pattern!
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.
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.
Brenda (verified owner) –
I bought this pattern for the color blocking potential to ‘slim’ my waist…and I am not disappointed. I love using a darker contrast color for the side front pieces. This is very easy to sew and the instructions are clear.
Lrain (verified owner) –
I was surprised to see this pattern go together so quick, I did mine in red and black just like one of the testers and I love it. Another great pattern.
karynkemp37 (verified owner) –
This is an easy pattern and very flattering fit.