I absolutely love fashion and the process of styling and getting dressed. Having that said, this is far from reality when trying to hustle two kids out of the house each morning! I’m usually left with 10 minutes to myself, scrambling to put something together that looks half decent. The Vallea Tunic free sewing pattern is perfect for days when you need to get dressed and go! Although this tunic will have you ready in a flash, you’ll also look fabulous. This simple longline tee has flattering side slits and an unexpected back detail allowing just the right amount of skin to peek through. I used Mood Fabrics’ vegan cupro which feels amazing all by itself. Try using one of Mood’s beautiful silk panels to bring your tunic to another level! Complete your look with jeans or a comfy pair of leggings. How do you plan on styling your tunic?
Purchase Materials Used Below:
1 yard of Rust Single Face Velvet Ribbon
- 1 pack of Dritz Regular Stitch Witchery
- MDF139 – The Vallea Tunic Sewing Pattern (free download below!)
All seam allowances are 1/2″ unless otherwise stated. See chart below for sizing specifications. Note, this specific pattern is available up to a size 30.
Here’s how to sew:
Note: For best results, try using a French seam for this garment.
First, start by applying your fusible to the neck and back facings.
Sew facings together.
Using French seams, sew the front to the backs at the side and shoulder seams.
With right sides of the fabric together pin your facing to the neck and back opening. When you get to the back, mark the placement of your trim. Pin the trim sandwiched in between the facing as shown.
Clip into the neck curve. Turn and stitch the edges of the facing to finish.
Finish the center back seam.
Prepare the sleeves and set them in using a French seam. The sleeves were finished using stitch witchery.
Sew the sides seams and finish the bottom edge using a rolled hem stitch.
Press all seams nicely and you’re done!
Wonderful sewing patterns.
Beautifully made summerys love it with white pants thanks
Love the mood patterns, just wish they were in large format printing. I love the patterns but hate taping them together.
Would it be possible to make this without the back opening? Or reducing the size of it? For warmth 🙂
Yes, certainly! You’d just need to cut straight up the center back to the neckline and then extend the neckline to meet it. 🙂
Thank you, that was my question also.
I am considering making my tunic with a lace or georgette-type insert instead of having it open, as I dislike layers in the hot summers of my home state.
This turned out really cute. Cant wait to make more in lots of colors!
Is this woven or stretch fabric?
This pattern is meant for a woven fabric. 🙂
I am not an experienced sewer and this was the first time I had used a pattern. I made this without the v in the back by doing as suggested above and cutting straight up the centre back and extending the neckline. When I put it together I was worried about how the armholes lined up, as the back and front did not seem to line up, but it all worked out really well! Fits well and fun & quick to make. Thank you!
Hello! Lovely simple tunic which I will try to make! I will not have the V in the back either, but would like a slightly lower neck line in the front. I hope I can make it work. Thank you for the free pattern!
tried to download the free pattern for the Vallea Tunic but, as usual, my computer illiteracy stands in the way…………………
got a “code” but can’t find the place to enter it to get the download.
So sad………… the website looks good, but doesn’t seem to work well for me. Thanks. Sharon Podolski
Hi Sharon, if you’re having trouble downloading our patterns just contact customer service at [email protected] and they’ll be happy to send you the patterns!
What other types of fabric can you use with this pattern?
Hi Juvonna! Linen would work beautifully, as well as a rayon batiste and viscose!