Uniform Tunic Sew-Along

Uniform Tunic Sew-Along | Grainline Studio

Pattern: Uniform Tunic

Difficulty: Beginner

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.

Need inspiration? Browse our Uniform Pinterest Gallery before you start!

Need Layered PDF pattern instructions? Click here to find our step by step instructions.

Uniform Sew-Along Posts

Introducing The Standalone Release of the Uniform Tunic | Grainline Studio

1. Introducing the standalone Uniform Tunic Release

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!

Uniform Tunic Sew-Along | Grainline Studio

2.  Fabric Inspiration and Selection

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!

Uniform Tunic Sew-Along | Grainline Studio

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

Uniform Tunic Sew-Along | Grainline Studio

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).

Uniform Tunic Pattern Adjustments | Grainline Studio

5. Pattern Adjustments

Learn how to make common pattern adjustments to your Uniform Tunic in this post.

Uniform Sew-Along: Cutting | Grainline Studio

6. Cutting

Make sure you’ve cut everything you need from your fabric and interfacing by following this post.

Uniform Sew-Along: Bodice Views A & B | Grainline Studio

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.

Uniform Sew-Along: Skirt View A | Grainline Studio

8. View A Skirt (Option 1: Inseam Pockets + Straight Skirt)

Learn how to sew the inseam pockets of view A in this post.

Uniform Sew-Along: Skirt View B | Grainline Studio

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!

Uniform Sew- Along | Grainline Studio

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.

Uniform Sew- Along | Grainline Studio

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 Sew- Along | Grainline Studio

12. Neck Facing

Applying the neck facing of your Uniform Tunic is easy when you follow our step-by-step guide!

Uniform Pattern Variations & Extras

Uniform Tunic Modification 01: Uniform Shirt | Grainline Studio

Variation 01: Uniform Shirt

The Uniform Tunic can be easily shortened into a shirt by making a few small adjustments. Read more here!

Uniform Dress | Grainline Studio

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.

Uniform Modification 03: Cuffed Short Sleeves | Grainline Studio

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!