Sew Along - Uniform Tunic
Sew along with us as we walk you through making the Uniform Tunic! In this sew-along you’ll learn basic pattern alterations for your Uniform, sew straight seams, set sleeves, create inseam pockets, and applying facings.
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Uniform Sew-Along Posts
1. Pattern Introduction
Originally released as a traceable pattern in Uniform Knit & Sew book in 2018 as part of a collaboration with Madder, the Uniform Tunic is now being released as a standalone paper and PDF pattern. Learn all about this choose your own adventure sewing pattern, and the mix and match design features!
2. Fabric Inspiration
Choosing fabric can be overwhelming. In this post we talk about what to look for, fiber content, and the importance of ordering a swatch. All of this is divided by fabric weight, one of the most confusing aspects for a lot of people. It’s a must read!
3. Gathering Supplies
Nothing is worse than your project stalling out when you realize you’re missing something you need. Follow our guide to make sure you have all of your supplies ready to go before you get started.
4. Selecting Your Size
We walk you through taking proper measurements, using them to select the correct size, and what to do if you’re not a straight size (most of us aren’t).
5. Pattern Adjustments
Learn how to make common pattern adjustments to your Uniform Tunic in this post.
Make sure you’ve cut everything you need from your fabric and interfacing by following this post.
7. View A & B Bodices (Rounded and V-Neck Options)
In this post we sew darts and assemble the bodices of both views A and B.
8. View A Skirt (Option 1: Inseam Pockets + Straight Skirt)
Learn how to sew the inseam pockets of view A in this post.
9. View B Skirt (Option 2: Drop Waist without pockets + Lapped Skirt)
View B has a cute apron style skirt that’s a cinch to sew!
10. Armhole Binding
If you’re making your Uniform Tunic sleeveless than this tutorial is for you! We demo on View A but keep in mind, either style can be sleeveless.
11. Setting Sleeves
Setting sleeves is a breeze with this tutorial. We demo on view B but you can put sleeves on view A just as easily.
Uniform Pattern Variations & Extras
Variation 01: Uniform Shirt
The Uniform Tunic can be easily shortened into a shirt by making a few small adjustments. Read more here!
Variation 02: Uniform Dress
The Uniform Dress is dressy yet comfortable, and also a quick modification to make regardless of neckline or sleeve length. Learn how to make your own with our tutorial.
Variation 03: Cuffed Short Sleeves
The Uniform Tunic pattern comes with a sleeveless and bracelet length sleeve option, but sometimes you want something different. Learn how to alter the pattern to create these cuffed short sleeves!