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Sew Liberated - Studio Tunic

The Studio Tunic is a pinafore-style tunic that takes layering to a whole new level. The utilitarian stitching makes for a durable, wear-everywhere answer to your art-teacher-vibe dreams. With roomy pockets for all the treasures and tools you need in the kitchen, studio, garden or hiking trail, you’ll be hands-free and ready for adventure. The deeper neckline and low armholes make layering over all types of tops, in all seasons, a breeze. It’s easy to layer over jeans, leggings, dresses, and skirts with the easy A-line silhouette, and the hem falls to mid thigh. The pattern includes the option of V-neck or a deep rounded neckline.

This pattern is suitable for confident beginners.

Drafted for a height of 5’5” (165 cm) and a C-cup. (The caramel linen sample in the photos was customized by sizing down 2 sizes in the top and grading out to standard size at the hip. The other samples are a standard fit.) This pattern is maternity/nursing friendly.

Fabric and materials recommendations:

For the Studio Tunic, we recommend a mid-weight woven fabric. Some wonderful choices are mid-weight linen and chambray, cotton twill, Essex linen or light canvas, in solids or printsThe drape or hand of the fabric will significantly impact the look and fit of the final garment – softer fabrics like washed linen will fall gently for a relaxed, garden vibe, and more sturdy fabrics like light canvas or twill will enhance the oversized, utility look and the A-line silhouette. (If you choose a heavier weight fabric, you might want to use a lighter fabric for your facings to reduce bulk.) More confident sewists might choose a viscose-linen blend for a really luxurious texture.

  Sizes 0-22 Sizes 24-28 Sizes 30-34
45″ (114 cm) wide fabric 2.75 yd (2.5 m) 3.1 yd (2.8 m) too narrow
54″ (137 cm) wide fabric 2.2 yd (2 m) 2.7 yd (2.4 m) 2.7 yd (2.4 m)

  • 0.75 yd (0.7 m) of lightweight fusible interfacing, either woven or non-woven. (An average width of interfacing is 20” (0.5 m).)
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