Description of the Tanya’s Dress/ Tunic Sewing Pattern
This is a printable PDF sewing pattern for Tanya’s Dress Design. Elegant jersey knit dress with an oversized top and fitted skirt. This design is appropriate for both slim figures and figures that are fuller in the mid-area. Tanya’s Dress is a design that you can make for any season, depending on the fabric choice. It has an oversized bodice part that drapes beautifully on the body and a fitted skirt. Both the dress and the tunic version can be made with or without the cuffs. This feature gives you four different looks.
you can wear it on both sides interchangeably. This pattern is designed for knitted fabric only. You can make it from jersey knits like cotton or rayon, Ponte de Roma, heavy weight knits, etc. The fabric should stretch in both directions and have at least 5% elastane.
Tanya’s Knit Dress Features:
• oversized top;
• fitted midi skirt;
• long or short sleeves option;
• cowl neck;
• you can wear it on both sides;
• dress and tunic version of the pattern;
• layered PDF feature of the pattern. This allows you to print only the sizes you are going to need;
• seam and hem allowance included;
• step-by-step sewing tutorial.
Skill level: confident beginner, sewing with knits.
I find this sewing pattern to be a beginner friendly project. However, if you are not used to working with knits, you might find it a bit challenging.
Size: US 2-22, EU 8-24 (see the size chart below for detailed measurements). This size chart is for
This size chart is for body measurements, not for ready garment measurements. There is negative ease included in the pattern. Therefore, make sure to follow the fabric recommendations and choose a size according to your body measurements.
You are going to need approximately 2.3 meters/ 2.5 yards of fabric for smaller sizes and 2.7 meters/3 yards for the largest. The fabric should be 60 inches wide (150 cm). If you are making the tunic without the cuffs, reduce the fabric consumption with 85-95 cm/ 1 yard.
Fabric: Use medium weight to heavy stretchy knit fabric with at least 5% elastane like cotton, rayon, Ponte, etc. As the dress detail is cut against the grain, the fabric should stretch in both directions. The pattern is created with a negative ease that works only with knitted jersey fabric. Woven fabrics are not suitable for this design. The size chart is for body measurements, not finished garment measurements.
Other materials: 18 inches/46 cm of narrow elastic (approximately 0.7cm/ ¼ inch wide).
• Regular sewing machine. Use a narrow zigzag stitch (or any type of stitch that tolerates stretching according to your machine manual) to join the details.
• Scissors for the fabric and for the paper.
Detailed printing, cutting and sewing instructions are provided in the sewing pattern description.