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.
*Note: These are downloadable instructions and pattern for making an item. Since it is a download, a window will open to download and when you are signed into your user account at the time of purchase, it will also be located in the "My Library" section of your user account immediately after purchase.
St. Pierre, Cynthia - 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!
Pressnell, Korie - 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!
Wilson, Melissa - March 17th, 2013
Love this pattern!
haynes, jessica - January 30th, 2013
Harwell, Latoya - January 5th, 2013
Love the clear instructions and details! Great pattern
Baker, Carolyn - December 27th, 2012
I love all of Carla C / SisBoom's patterns. This is another favorite for me! Thanks for making such great patterns.
Levene, Diane - December 25th, 2012
Nice pattern and easy to sew. I made matching Rosetta bags for an upscale beach bag and cover up.
Sew Savage - December 17th, 2012
Beautiful shirt with a great pattern, Cant wait to make tons of these for spring and summer!!
PurpleEars - 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.
Qubain, Rosemarie - October 30th, 2012
Love this pattern and how it turned out.
Sole - 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!
Bieniek, Jenny - 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!
Propst, Tammy - 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.
King, Deborah - 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. :)
MLB - April 9th, 2012
First pattern I've made for myself. Comes together very easily.
Mann, Camie - 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.
dale, anna - March 28th, 2012
Great instructions!! Easy to make.
thornbrugh, christy - 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,
Laney, Melissa - 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!
Bella - March 14th, 2012
Great pattern A+
Pettus, Martha - March 13th, 2012
Made one for my Mom and My sister and they love it.
Mason, Roberta - February 28th, 2012
Easy to make and the sizing is wonderful!
Sue Meehan - February 22nd, 2012
Very nice tunic top -- love the big sweeping sleeves!
Sanders, Jabneel - January 23rd, 2012
such a great pattern!
Kristy'sCraftyCloset - January 19th, 2012
Had fun making matching tops for me and my girls for our family pics. Thanks for great pattern.
seaman, teresa - January 12th, 2012
smith, paula - January 9th, 2012
Everytime I wear one of my Patricia Tunics, I get compliments.
Southern Babies - 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
Renee M. - January 5th, 2012
Great pattern for plus sized women!! Comfortable and hides the belly fat.
Renee - 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.
marlo troy - 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!
Heather - 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!
pookie - 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
Yellow Rose - 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.
Clodagh Cahill - 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.
Patricia Tunic. Copyright © 2009 by Jennifer Paganelli and Carla Hegeman Crim. All rights reserved. No part of this eBook may be reproduced in any form or by any electronic or mechanical means including information storage and retrieval systems without permission from the author. The patterns contained within are copyrighted, but may be used by independent crafters to produce items for resale provided the pattern was purchased from an authorized dealer.