Barbara Tunic PDF Sewing Pattern

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Make a fully lined tunic featuring an open back. Suitable for non-stretch fabrics such as cotton or chiffon.

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Make a fully lined tunic featuring an open back. Suitable for non-stretch fabrics such as cotton or chiffon.

Patterns comes in UK sizes 4 / 6 / 8 / 10 / 12 / 14 / 16 / 18. Please view sizing chart to check your fit.

Pattern is available as a full copyshop PDF and as a PDF split onto A4 for ease of homeprinting.


Sizing Chart - The Tailoress

Pattern comes as a fullscale copyshop PDF document which can be printed on any size paper using Adobe Reader to poster print. Also available broken up onto A4 pages. The separate A4 pages have page numbers and markers to help you align each page correctly after printing.

Please view the Printing Instructions to find out how to accurately print your pattern to scale.

Copyshop size: 130cm x 103cm
A4 pages: 28

Please note that all pattern downloads are in English, however you may view the tutorial here in your chosen language by selecting “TRANSLATE” in the upper right of any page and selecting your preferred language.

Barbara Tunic Tutorial

Barbara Tunic

BARBARA JUMPER DRESSCut out all the pattern pieces including the interfacing and the lining (follow Lining Length Line on pattern pieces).

Lay the Back and Front interfacing onto the Wrong Side of the corresponding main garment pieces.

If you are using iron-on interfacing you can now iron it on. If you are using the sew-in variety simply pin in place.


Lay Back and Front pieces Right Sides together.

Pin and stitch the shoulder seams.


Hand sew a length of straight stitch approx. 1.3mm into the seam allowance. Sew another row approx 5mm in from the first. Do not knot either ends.

Secure both threads of one end in a figure of eight around a pin. Gently gather the threads by gently pulling on the untied threads of the other end.


Pin the Sleeve RS together with the main garment along the armscye.

Pin the ends first then the centre to the shoulder seam. Gently ease the gathered sleeve head to fit between the ease marks off the bodice. Gather more if necessary.

Pin in place and stitch the seam allowance, ensuring to stitch between the two hand sewn gathered stitch lines.

Remove handstitches.


With the garment RS together, Pin and stitch from the sleeve cuff down to the lower garment edge.

Repeat from Step 2 – Step 5 for the lining pieces.


Place lining inside the main garment RS together.

Stitch along the neckline, from the back around the front and along the back again.

Clip and trim the seam allowances.

Stitch from the lower edge of the back neckline and around the open back seamline. Repeat clipping and trimming the seam allowances for the back opening seam allowances.


Turn the garment RS out so that the seams are hidden internally. Press the neckline and open back seams.

Turn the garment inside out so the lining is facing you.

Turn over the cuff seam allowance and press.

Turn over the cuff at the Cuff Foldline shown on the pattern and press.

Top stitch approx. 3cm from the cuff edge.


To complete the Back neckline, fold the seam allowance of one half inside and press.

Insert the other side seam allowance into it and top stitch approx. 5mm from the foldline.


To complete the centre back seam, separate the lining from the main garment fabric from the lowest point of the open back v-shape.

Pin and stitch from the hem of the lining all the way to the hem of the main garment fabric.

Notch the seam allowance at the point of intersection between the lining and main garment.


Create a rolled hem on the lining and main garment. Fold the hem back 75mm, then fold back once more 75mm to conceal the raw edge. Hem stitch by hand or sew on the machine to secure. Press.


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