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Pattern favourites: Tunic Sewing Patterns


Tunics are a fantastic versatile item for your winter wardrobe, layer them with a pair of jeans or leggings, pull your favourite boots and you are ready to go! We’ve hunted down some of our favourite tunic patterns into a bitesized edit to inspire you winter handmade wardrobe. Because our patterns come with multiple variations you’ll be able to make these up in loads of formats making them great value for money.

Vogue Patterns – V9376

The V9376 is designed by Marcy Tilton for Vogue patterns. This pattern features a Mandarin collar, button down front and bust darts. The patterns is designed to be loose fitting and has in seam pockets. This would look fantastic over a pair of line  trousers for summer or in something like a silk for an occasion.

McCalls Pattern – 7959

The M7969 is a fantastic tunic pattern and comes with four fantastic variations to make this your own. The pattern features a Mandarin collar and deep slit at the front. There is gathering at a seam on the chest meaning there is no need for a but dart and it also comes with sleeve and sleeveless options. The great thing about the M7959 is that is cant be made up in a whole host of fabrics and the interesting seam lines mean it would work well colour blocked.

Butterick 6683

The B6683 has a real seventies feel to this tunic pattern. This loose fitting shape would work well on a night out as well as on the beach. The pattern features a seam line across the chest with gathering at the front, below the neckline and slits up the side. This is a good tunic pattern for beginner and can be made in anything from a cotton to a crepe.

McCalls 7930

This classic shape is perfect for slinging on over a pair of jeans at the weekend. The M7930 features a panelled bi front top with bell sleeves and a tie at centre front. The pattern comes with three variations and we love the dress version of this pattern. This is another good pattern for confident beginners and would look fantastic in a range of fabrics from a lightweight voile for summer to a cost flannel for winter.

New Look  – 6606

The N6606 comes in three variations so you can pick the style you like best. The pattern features a v-neckline tunic with button detail at the front. The tunic is empire line cut with a gathered skirt, this can be extended to make this into a dress. This pattern will work best in a lightweight cotton, like a lawn, dotted Swiss or gauze.

McCalls – 7890

The M7890 is a fitted tunic with a stunning asymmetric button placket at down the front of the dress. It comes with three sleeve variations, including the bell shapes sleeve above. The pattern features a curved seam below the but with pleats, a simple straight cut skirt with slits at the side.

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