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The Patricia Tunic - Adult Sizes XS (0-2) through 3X (24W-26W)

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Author Sis Boom
Price $9.95
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A much requested Jennifer Paganelli/CarlaC collaboration in sizes XS (0-2) through 3X (24W-26W)!

285 pages and numerous pictures.

*Note: These are downloadable instructions for making a tunic top. Pattern pieces are included. Since it is a download, you will receive this by email and it will also be located in the "My Library" section of your user account immediately after purchase.

Named for Jennifer’s mother, the Patricia Tunic is cool, comfortable, and elegant. It is just as perfect for lounging by the water as it is for running errands or going out for an evening on the town. Wear with cropped white pants, jeans, or even a sweet skirt. With lots of sleeve, length, and finishing options, you can create a range of looks for yourself and your friends. The figure flattering design makes one feel terrific!

Separate straight sleeve and bell sleeve patterns are provided for each size. The bell sleeves have multiple cutting lines to make a range of lengths, and can be finished with a hem or a contrasting facing. The straight sleeve has multiple long cutting lines, and additional cutting lines for short and cap length. The straight sleeve is finished with a hem. The neckline is finished with a facing, which can be made from a contrasting fabric and placed on outside of the garment. It can be made in a range of depths, and sweet ribbon ties or a little button/loop fastener can be added.


-Notions - thread, straight pins, fabric marking pencil, ribbon or button (optional).
-Fabric - 3-4 yards, depending on size, style, and options.

by Pulliam, Lauren
on April 9th, 2019

Easy Pattern and super cute design

by Baker, Marie-Elena
on March 7th, 2018

Finally something for me ~ I love this pattern! Great pattern and directions!

by T. Bradburry
on February 17th, 2017

Have not made this yet still trying to find the perfect fabric for it

by m. glick
on September 5th, 2016

The pattern fitted well and was easy to follow.
This was my first try at sewing since I stopped about 30 years ago.
Will definitely keep buying patterns from You Can Make This.
Love the site.

by Keen, Narelle
on April 19th, 2016


by KCR
on March 13th, 2015

Just finished making 2 of these wonderful tunics for my daughters who are going on vacation with their husbands to the DR soon. Great pattern, easy to follow instructions = lovely results. I had fun embellishing them both with different trim. Now it's time to make one for myself.

by Verrell, Sandra
on January 15th, 2015

Love this pattern Instructions are to the T. Looking to by more from Sis Boom.

by M. Davidson
on June 4th, 2014

Made a Mother-Daughter dress with the Sophie pattern and this pattern for the mother & daughter to take a picture together with their matching dresses. The mother LOVED it!!!!!!! Thanks Sis Boom for such a great pattern.

by Lee, Carrie
on December 26th, 2013

One of my favorite "go to" patterns for a top!

by Sharpe, Donna
on July 31st, 2013

I need to make a couple of these. Great instructions and looks so elegant!

by St. Pierre, Cynthia
on April 26th, 2013

This was so easy to put together. The neckline opening is cut a bit to deep for me (had heart surgery and my scars show) so I just added a ribbon tie to the top and it keeps the opening closed. Digging through my stash this evening to find more fabrics to make more!

by Pressnell, Korie
on April 7th, 2013

This is one of my go-to patterns! I've made several of them and love them! They are so easy to make and comfortable to wear!

by Wilson, Melissa
on March 17th, 2013

Love this pattern!

by haynes, jessica
on January 30th, 2013

love it

by Harwell, Latoya
on January 5th, 2013

Love the clear instructions and details! Great pattern

by Baker, Carolyn
on December 27th, 2012

I love all of Carla C / SisBoom's patterns. This is another favorite for me! Thanks for making such great patterns.

by Levene, Diane
on December 25th, 2012

Nice pattern and easy to sew. I made matching Rosetta bags for an upscale beach bag and cover up.

by Sew Savage
on December 17th, 2012

Beautiful shirt with a great pattern, Cant wait to make tons of these for spring and summer!!

by PurpleEars
on November 10th, 2012

I have used this pattern many times to make tops as gifts for other women (I think I have made all the sizes by now). The instructions are very simple to follow. I do find the princess seam challenging from time to time to get the two sides looking balanced, but I think it has more to do with the material than the actual pattern. I would recommend the pattern to anyone who is new to sewing - as long as they use a good quality material (not flimsy poly-cotton) for this.

I also found the opening at the neckline a little bit too low for my taste and I have modified it to make it higher up (with a shorter facing). The top looked good even with the modifications made to it.

by Qubain, Rosemarie
on October 30th, 2012

Love this pattern and how it turned out.

by Sole
on August 5th, 2012

I didn't make one yet because I can't decide which fabric to use :) this is a lovely pattern with great instructions though and I so want one to match my daughter's one!

by Bieniek, Jenny
on July 20th, 2012

Love, love love this pattern. The style is timeless and the pattern is very easy to follow. I've made 3 and will make many more!

by Propst, Tammy
on June 15th, 2012

TOTALLY AWESOME! Everything from CarlaC is worth every penny. I have made myself 10 of these tunics for work as a "scrub top" without pockets and they are so attractive. I wear them during the day with pants, capris or shorts and then throw on my scrub pants for work later.

by King, Deborah
on June 15th, 2012

Carla's patterns are always very clear & easy to follow! I made this out of flannel with a pair of Carla's easy fit adult pants for cozy pajamas. :)

by MLB
on April 9th, 2012

First pattern I've made for myself. Comes together very easily.

by Mann, Camie
on March 30th, 2012

Made one for my mom but she decided it wasn't her style. I enjoyed making it but I decided it looks a bit too much like a nurses frock or scrubs when you use all one fabric. Next time I will definitely use some coordinating fabrics.

by dale, anna
on March 28th, 2012

Great instructions!! Easy to make.

by thornbrugh, christy
on March 23rd, 2012

Another great pattern from sis n boom Love it! Easy to read directions, simple pattern, and looked great! I love all of her patterns,

by Laney, Melissa
on March 16th, 2012

I am finally going to spoil myself with an adult CarlaC pattern. I am in the middle of it and is once again so easy a monkey could do it, because Carla makes it that way!

by Bella
on March 14th, 2012

Great pattern A+

by Pettus, Martha
on March 13th, 2012

Made one for my Mom and My sister and they love it.

by Mason, Roberta
on February 28th, 2012

Easy to make and the sizing is wonderful!

by Sue Meehan
on February 22nd, 2012

Very nice tunic top -- love the big sweeping sleeves!

by Sanders, Jabneel
on January 23rd, 2012

such a great pattern!

by Sudz-N-Seamz
on January 19th, 2012

Had fun making matching tops for me and my girls for our family pics. Thanks for great pattern.

by seaman, teresa
on January 12th, 2012

great pattern

by smith, paula
on January 9th, 2012

Everytime I wear one of my Patricia Tunics, I get compliments.

by Southern Babies
on January 7th, 2012

My first purchase for myself and I love it. I love everything Carla C and Sis Boom create. Easy to read instructions. Perfect fit for any seamstress wheter beginner or advanced. A Must have in your pattern collection

by Renee M.
on January 5th, 2012

Great pattern for plus sized women!! Comfortable and hides the belly fat.

by Renee
on August 1st, 2001

Wonderful pattern by Carla C and Sis Boom. All the pieces match up so easily and the instructions are great. I wish all patterns were this easy to follow.

by marlo troy
on August 1st, 2001

This is another amazing pattern by Carla C and Sis boom fabric. It is so easy to put together and fun to make. There are so many options to choose from you can't just make one! Thanks Carla!

by Heather
on August 1st, 2001

This was the first thing I've ever made for myself and it was a breeze! This pattern is so simple and fast to put together! As usual, Carla's instructions are crystal clear. There are lots of options for sleeves, and for contrasting fabrics. The combinations are endless! If you're looking for an easy pattern to begin sewing for yourself- look no further!

by pookie
on August 1st, 2001

I love the outcome of this shirt, I don't sew for adults so this was new for me. I have always like the look of these types of shirts. Mine came out nice. I made a minor adjustment to the sleeves but that is the beauty of this pattern its versatile. I wore it out and my friends thought it was store bought... :-) makes me feel good. I got the child pattern today and my 3 girls and I will be matching, I can't wait. thanks for this wonderful pattern...pookie

by Yellow Rose
on August 1st, 2001

I made one like this in the 70's except the pattern was full length and called a caftan; I will have to dig that pattern out and shorten it like this.

by Clodagh Cahill
on August 1st, 2001

This is my first women's top and I am glad I chose this lovely pattern. As usual Carla C has such detailed easy to follow instructions. It mentions in the booklet that the pattern runs large and I know now that I will go down a size next time for a more fitted tunic. I am off to get the Sophie tunic now for my daughter! If you are a beginner then don't hesitate to try this one, you will squeal with delight at how easy it comes together.


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