We are so excited to release this standalone Uniform Tunic pattern. The Uniform Tunic was originally released as a traceable pattern in the collaboration book Uniform-Knit & Sew with Madder. We received numerous requests to release the Uniform as a standalone pattern from people who wanted printed and PDF versions of the pattern that didn’t require tracing as well as those who weren’t interested in purchasing a knitting book. This brings us to today!
The pattern was designed as a choose your own adventure sewing pattern. While we have provided four options for you, the possibilities are endless as all of the design features mix and match! This makes it easy to sew a version of the pattern that works for you. Choose between your favorite neckline, skirt, sleeve, and pocket option.
We suggest using light to medium weight woven fabrics such as cotton, linen, voile, and chambray; but, we also love how it looks when made up drapier fabrics like tencel or silk noile. We’ll be sharing multiple versions over the coming weeks to showcase the difference in fit and look of the garment in different fabrics.
Read about the design features of the pattern below!
- Two neckline options: choose between a round or V neckline. Both are finished with a facing that’s edgestitched down to keep it in place.
- Two sleeve options: choose between a sleeveless version finished with a bias facing or set in bracelet length sleeves
- Bust darts: provide a flattering fit!
- A topstitched drop waist or generous inseam pockets
- Two skirt options: a straight skirt fits closer to the body while the lapped skirt option provides more room for movement
We’ve provided four example options of how you might mix and match the design features of this pattern to get you started. Option 1 is a sleeveless and features the rounded neckline, inseam pockets, and straight skirt.
Option 2 features the v-neckline, bracelet sleeves, drop waist seam, and lapped skirt.
Here we’re showing Option 3. This option features a round neckline, long-sleeves, inseam pockets, and the lapped skirt.
This is Option 4 on the pattern envelope: a sleeveless v-neck version with a straight skirt.
Grab your copy of the Uniform Tunic below and stay tuned for additional posts featuring Uniform Tunics in different fabrics as well as modifications you can make to the pattern. Back when Uniform – Knit & Sew was originally released, we put together a series of posts to ensure a smooth sewing experience with the Uniform Tunic pattern. Click here to read more about fabric choices, supplies needed, common adjustments, and sew-along posts.
Make sure to use the hashtags #uniformtunic and #grainlinestudio so we can see your versions! Let us know below what you think of the pattern and the options of the pattern you’re planning to make.