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Trendy Tunic

(12 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 Trendy Tunic will soon be a staple in your daughter’s closet. Made with knit fabrics, the tunic length top has simple lines, inset pockets and short cap, dolman-type sleeves. 3/4 & long sleeves are also included for cooler weather. Change up the look with the hood or cowl! Pair it with tights, leggings or jeans and you’re ready to go! Dress it up, dress it down, use bright, fun prints or do a little color blocking. You can even upcycle adult graphic tees! It’s versatile, fun and modern. Upcycle friendly!

Available in sizes 2T-16

  • Skills Used: working with knits, sewing curves
  • Pattern Level: Confident beginner/Intermediate. The one tricky part has a video!
  • Materials Needed: Sewing machine, pins, thread, fabric marker, iron, scissors, twin needle (optional), coverstitch machine (optional), serger

Also included with your purchase is an A0  large format file for printing at copy shops like Staples, Office Maxx, etc. The file will print out on two A0 size sheets. Be sure to instruct the copy shop to print actual size, in black and white and on their cheapest paper.

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

Check out the adult version of the Trendy Tunic!



The Trendy Tunic Pattern for girls instant downloadable pdf pattern contains:

  • The Trendy Tunic Pattern for girls contains 32 pages of pattern pieces for one body style, with three neckline options and three sleeve options.
  • Included is a print chart to only print the pages you need for your style & size choice.
  • In addition to the print-at-home file, an A0-sized large format file for copy shop printing is also included. The large format file will print on 2 A0 sized sheets.
  • Projector file
  • 2 pages of inspiration photos from pattern testers.
  • Cutting guide.
  • 7 pages of bright and clear step by step illustrations.
  • 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.


File updated 7/5/16: added the missing seam allowance to back side piece.

File updated 1/23/18: complete overhaul of pattern

File updated 8/13/19: fixed pattern line size designations on back piece. Sizes 5T & 6 were flipped.

12 reviews for Trendy Tunic

  1. Andrea

    Love this top and my daughter loves it too! Fits great based on measurements provided. Can’t wait to try it in long sleeve next! Excellent instructions and detail provided.

  2. Gisela

    This was my first sewing project using PDF patterns and it was so easy with a beautifull result that I buy almost all of them! My girl loves this dress and it is by far her favorite dress pattern. Thank You Love Notions 🙂

  3. Jaslyn

    Love the sleeves options and the ability to do fun colour blocking! Not to mention it’s upcycle friendly!
    My daughter loves this dress!
    Instructions are clear and easy to follow as usual. Thank You Love Notions!!

  4. megan (verified owner)

    Love, Love, Love this pattern. Best part is that I am able to matching Mummy/Daughter sets for me and my daughter as I am a size 12-14. Thanks for a quick sew and great easy to follow tutorial x

  5. cecelia

    The Trendy Tunic was the very first Love Notions pattern that I ever bought. I was still a relatively new knits sewer and I was impressed how easy this pattern was to put together. If you are at all worried about the pocket construction there is a video on the blog to help you out. The instructions are very clear and you don’t need the video but it’s nice bonus to have it the first time you put it together.
    My kids love the pockets in this tunic. They are really deep and great for all those treasures that littles tote around.

  6. Lisa

    This pattern works up so wonderfully. My daughter loves the pockets and I love it’s simplicity. I feel like it’s a more grown up version of the Everyday Playdress. Sews up super cute in coordinating fabrics and is comfortable for my daughter to play in.

  7. jenbailey765 (verified owner)

    This turned out great. My daughter loves it. It was easy to put together and a fun way to use my new coverstitch machine. Pairs perfectly with leggings.

  8. Suzanne (verified owner)

    Fantastic top, and the pockets are perfect! My girls love them! Fairly easy to put together and wonderful design.

  9. megan (verified owner)

    I have loved making items from this pattern. Love the pockets and how easy it all goes together. 🙂

  10. Jessica

    I’ve made this tunic with both sleeve options and my girls love them both! Very well written instructions with plenty of photos and easy to follow.

  11. Pat English (verified owner)

    Not your run-of-the-mill pattern. With the Trendy Tunic, you get a unique garment that is comfortable to wear and has pockets! Instructions are just what you expect with Love Notions patterns – clear, concise and with extra help available in the form of a video tutorial. Another excellent pattern!

  12. Anne (verified owner)

    Very happy with another great LN pattern!

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