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-vibes dreams. With roomy pockets for all of the treasures and tools that you might need in your day in the kitchen, studio, garden or on the 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.
Included in the pattern are two neckline options: a V-neck or a deep rounded neckline. 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.
*** finished bust measurements are not included because the Studio Tunic is open at the sides and the fabric circumference doesn’t complete at the full bust level. The pattern instructions include more information in the “Fitting” section.
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 prints.
Meg is pictured wearing a caramel-colored Nomad linen twill. Ashley is wearing the amber color of that same Nomad linen twill. Meredith is shown wearing a purple Essex linen.
The 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.
45″ (114 cm) wide fabric
2.75 yd (2.5 m)
3.1 yd (2.8 m)
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).)
Instructional video available, Maternity/Nursing-friendly