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Pattern Favourites: Tunics

Today we wanted to discuss a classic silhouette that you’ll never get bored of wearing – tunics! Simple in design and easy-to-wear, tunics never seem to dwindle in popularity because they are so versatile. You can pop on a statement necklace and look-at-me shoes, and you’re good to go.

As the shape is simple, the sewing generally is too, which means they can be very satisfying project. You can also use this as an opportunity to try out new techniques and details as the shape is relatively easy to fit.

So without further ado, we have a selection of our favourite tunic sewing patterns so you can pick your ultimate style. Enjoy!

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Pattern: Simplicity S9183

This has to be the ultimate classic tunic sewing pattern! Its clean and simple lines give it a modern feel and the flared sleeves and shaped front pockets add subtle details. The pattern also comes with the pants pattern, so you can complete the outfit.

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Pattern: Simplicity S9259

If you prefer your garments to have a more fitted silhouette, it doesn’t mean you can’t make a tunic! Designed for stretch knit fabrics, this lovely dress features a wrap and tie detail. You have a choice of three sleeve variations and hem lengths, so you can sew it multiple times in different ways!

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Pattern: Vogue V1618

Tunics are ideal for warm weather and this design is perfect for laid-back summer style. The loose-fitting pullover tunic has front slit with binding, neck binding and tie ends. It has self-lined front and back yokes, sleeve band with continuous lap and button and loop closure and shaped hem.

It’s a great project for anyone wanting to expand their sewing skills. It also comes with a semi-fitted pants pattern so you can sew your entire outfit!

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Pattern: Simplicity S9139

Looking for something that oozes chic style? This relaxed v-neck kaftan, tunic or dress is definitely it! Easy-to-sew with simple details such as the tie belt and side slits, pop on some big sunglasses and you’re ready to go.

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Pattern: Butterick B6525

If you love sewing with knit fabrics, this loose fitting dress and tunic is just the ticket! You can pick from knee-length dress or tunic top, both have front and back insets, pockets, and dolman sleeves so there are plenty of details to feast your eyes on!

You also get patterns for a loose fitting skirt and close fitting pair of pants that have elastic at waist to complete your look.

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Pattern: McCall’s M7890

We’ve got sunshine on the mind and this dress is definitely ready for summer! The fitted tunic dress has an interesting asymmetrical button-front opening with band, double yoke, slightly dropped shoulder and shaped hem. You have length and sleeve variations, and a can choose a pretty elasticised sleeve.

It’s an ideal project for anyone who has tackles several sewing projects before and wants a new challenge.

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Pattern: Simplicity S9046

Love casual pieces but like them to have to-die-for details? This pull-on, tunic top features a layered effect and has cool shaped hems. You can make long or short sleeves, and choose whether you want the eye-catching buttons to feature on the shoulder or at side.

It’s a great everyday smart, casual piece you will get lots of wear out of!

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Pattern: Butterick B6730

Are you a fan of pretty design details? If so, this one is a great choice for you! This tunic top has gorgeous front neckline tucks that you can make with flutter sleeves or short elastic cuff sleeves. If the classic tunic shape is your thing, it can be made as a sleeveless top complete with shirttail hem.

Sew it in a statement print or keep it plain to show off those tucks you lovingly stitched!

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Pattern: Simplicity 8551

Hello my pretty! If you are in love with the current trend for statement sleeves, you will find this pattern rather pleasing.

This tunic dress pattern comes with multiple neckline and sleeve variations, including lace up neckline or pintucks and sleeves to suit your style. You will find the compliments rolling in!

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Pattern: New Look 6461

Want a quick and easy tunic to sew? This sportswear pattern works great in knit fabrics which always goes down a treat!

You get lots in this pattern, including T-shirt, cropped tank with slit and ties or high low tunic with long slits, and pull on cropped trousers to complete your ensemble.

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Pattern: Simplicity S9044

Every wardrobe needs a classic shirt and this tunic shape makes this particular design so easy to wear every day. Pair it with leggings or slim-fitting trousers or jeans, and you will be the epitome of effortless style.

You can choose from three lengths and sleeve style variations. The details add to the stylish feel of this tunic shirt, it’s semi-fitted at the bust with dropped shoulder, stitched feature tucks, mandarin collar and front button fastening. It will be worth the effort!

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