cappuccino dress + tunic sewing pattern
An updated version of our popular Lisette Portfolio Dress pattern, this easy-going pullover can be made in two lengths—as a tunic or dress. Both styles feature a flattering V-neck and crossover neckband with a softly gathered front detail and options for either a kimono-style short sleeve or a three-quarter-length sleeve with contrast cuff. The dress includes unique on-seam pockets in a flattering curved seam.
Our favorite look for any season, this easy-going pullover can be made in two lengths—as a tunic or dress. Both styles feature a flattering V-neck and crossover neckband with a softly gathered front detail and options for either a kimono-style short sleeve or a three-quarter-length sleeve with contrast cuff. The dress includes unique on-seam pockets in a flattering curved seam.
This pattern works best with light- to medium-weight woven fabrics like quilting cotton, chambray, lawn, shirting, poplin, broadcloth, sateen, voile, linen, washed silk, and rayon.
Coordinating thread, lightweight fusible interfacing.
size 0 2 4 6 8 View A, Fabric A,* 44" Fabric 2 3/4 yards 3 yards 3 yards 3 yards 3 yards View A, Fabric A,* 58" Fabric 2 yards 2 yards 2 yards 2 yards 2 1/4 yards View A, Fabric B**, All 1/2 yard 1/2 yard 1/2 yard 1/2 yard 1/2 yard View B, Fabric A,*** 44" Fabric 1 3/4 yards 1 3/4 yards 1 3/4 yards 1 3/4 yards 1 3/4 yards View B, Fabric A,*** 58" Fabric 1 yard 1 yard 1 yard 1 yard 1 1/4 yards View B, Fabric B****, All 1/2 yard 1/2 yard 1/2 yard 1/2 yard 1/2 yard
size 10 12 14 16 View A, Fabric A,* 44" Fabric 3 yards 3 yards 3 yards 3 yards View A, Fabric A,* 58" Fabric 2 1/4 yards 2 1/4 yards 2 1/4 yards 2 1/4 yards View A, Fabric B**, All 1/2 yard 1/2 yard 1/2 yard 1/2 yard View B, Fabric A,*** 44" Fabric 1 3/4 yards 1 3/4 yards 2 yards 2 yards View B, Fabric A,*** 58" Fabric 1 1/2 yards 1 3/4 yards 1 3/4 yards 1 3/4 yards View B, Fabric B****, All 1/2 yard 1/2 yard 1/2 yard 1/2 yard
* Body and sleeves
** Neckband and sleeve bands
size 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 Bust 33 1/2" 34 1/2" 35 1/2" 36 1/2" 37 1/2" 39" 40 1/2" 42" 43 1/2" Hip 39 1/2" 40 1/2" 41 1/2" 42 1/2" 43 1/2" 45" 46 1/2" 48" 49 1/2" Dress Length* 35 1/2" 36" 36 1/2" 37" 37 1/2" 38" 38 1/2" 39" 39 1/2" Tunic Length* 26 1/4" 26 1/2" 26 3/4" 27" 27 1/4" 27 1/2" 27 3/4" 28" 28 1/4"
* Measured from neck at shoulder.
English System Pattern
0 32 1/2" 25" 27" 35" 2 33 1/2" 26" 28" 36" 4 34 1/2" 27" 29" 37" 6 35 1/2" 28" 30" 38" 8 36 1/2" 29" 31" 39" 10 37 1/2" 30" 32" 40" 12 39" 31 1/2" 33 1/2" 41 1/2" 14 40 1/2" 33" 35" 43" 16 42" 34 1/2" 36 1/2" 44 1/2"
* 1 1/2" below natural waist
Metric System Pattern
0 83 64 69 89 2 85 66 71 92 4 88 69 74 94 6 90 71 76 97 8 93 74 79 99 10 95 76 81 102 12 99 80 85 106 14 103 84 89 109 16 107 88 93 113
* 4 cm below natural waist
Average rating: (4.6 of 5) based on 17 reviewsLissette dressReviewed by Judy magness (Verified Buyer) on 09/22/2016I searched like crazy to find this pattern and was glad to see this. However, a V neck is NOT universally flattering and I'm going to try creating the round neck version.Was this helpful?Excellent instructionsReviewed by Tracy (Verified Buyer) on 08/26/2016But just not right for me. I am on the upper range of sizes and even with a fba still not flattering for a fuller bust 😔Was this helpful?Excellent second sewing projectReviewed by Karen (Verified Buyer) on 08/12/2016Easy to follow pattern. Love my new summer dress.Was this helpful?great dress/tunic patternReviewed by Irene Arduini (Verified Buyer) on 08/08/2016This is a great pattern for beginner because the instructions are easy to follow and the results is really impressive and satisfying. I have made a tunic and it took around 6-7 hours of work but I am sure a more experienced seamstress will sew this in a couple of hours.Was this helpful?Light summer topReviewed by Joan E (Verified Buyer) on 03/25/2016I have been looking for this type of v neck for a while. Will love wearing this all summer. A great vehicle for fun contrasting fabrics! Would love to see these patterns in larger sizes, as it took some time to alter this to fit me. (4 stars for sizing limitations) Well worth it though, in a cotton voile, next up, gauze and perhaps a dress in a cheerful lightweight print!1 of 1 customers found this helpful.Was this helpful?Cappuccino versus PortfolioReviewed by Gay Wehrman (Verified Buyer) on 01/01/2016The Cappuccino dress pattern was very easy to put together. I made a muslin firstly because I didn't know how I'd like it. I don't like how I look in a v-neck but otherwise it's a pretty dress. I sure wish I could get a hold of the portfolio pattern because I know I'd love it. Maybe I can alter the neckline myself.Was this helpful?Cappuccino TunicReviewed by Judy on 11/27/2015The tunic was very quick to make and the distinctive neckline was explained vey well. Very comfortable to wear on a hot summer day.1 of 1 customers found this helpful.Was this helpful?digital cappuccino dress + tunic sewing patternReviewed by Donna V. on 11/24/2015I haven't used the pattern yet. I am presently working on Christmas projects. I did take a look at the pattern and I have to say it looks like a very well designed pattern with great directions. I plan on making the dress after the holidays are over.Was this helpful?My reviewReviewed by Sherry Bruner (Verified Buyer) on 08/07/2015I m so glad I bought the cappuccino dress. The style is very flattering. I searched for a year for a pattern of the portfolio dress, but it was discontinued. It was easy to understand and went together nicely. I've bought fabric to make three more.3 of 3 customers found this helpful.Was this helpful?Actually prefer this version to the PortfolioReviewed by Maili Bradley on 05/09/2015I searched high and low for a copy of the Portfolio, which was discontinued. It was a hefty sum when I found it, but I was happy to have it, and happy with the dresses I made. I decided to get the Cappuccino for the neckline variation, but find the shape of the entire dress more flattering. The neckline certainly helps with a fuller bust, but the shape of the dress on the whole is better too. I'm glad I went ahead and bought it!8 of 8 customers found this helpful.Was this helpful?Cappuccino dressReviewed by Pru on 05/04/2015Loved the pattern. Pieces fit well, instructions clear, final product a little querky and fun!Was this helpful?Cappuccino dressReviewed by Ellen Karelitz on 04/19/2015I am sewing the dress now. I found the instructions and additional sewing tips to be very helpful. I was able to customize the fitting using the sizing markings quite easily. I am confident that I will be happy with the result.Was this helpful?Very good description - nice dress and tunicReviewed by Sabine on 03/15/2015I am German and had no problems going through the instructions. All very well described. The dress is very nice and the tunic as well. Used it as a karneval top, a tunic to wear in the office and one for leasure time - all three came out nice :-)Was this helpful?Plan to Use Pattern AgainReviewed by Anna on 02/22/2015I bought this pattern with the intention of altering it as a maternity shirt/tunic. I made it and the pattern and directions were great. My maternity alterations came out ok: it fits the belly (adding room in the front panel), but looks a bit awkward in the bust. I probably didn't make enough of an alteration. The front gathers make up for the lack of room, so I do fit in it, but spreads awkwardly, rather than falling gracefully down the front. It would be helpful to have better direction on the bust adjustment for folks over a D cup - which I imagine is common in maternity alterations. I was a bit lost trying to calculate for an H cup. My only other comment (not sizing related) is that I highly recommend folks use a contrasting color fabric in the neckband. I made the tunic without the sleeves and used the same fabric for the neckband as the rest of the shirt. It reminds me of scrubs, honestly, which I don't love. Next time I am going to use a different color in the neckband and I think it will look better. In general, however, I am very satisfied with this pattern. I have only been sewing clothes for a short time and I was able to complete this shirt in a week (without making a muslin). It's even been in the wash and hasn't fallen apart. Ha! Thanks!2 of 2 customers found this helpful.Was this helpful?Beautiful, comfortable and well doneReviewed by Beth on 11/07/2014As always, the Cappaucino dress pattern did not disappoint. Like other patterns under the Liesl & Co. And Oliver & S umbrella, the pattern was meticulously designed. I love the dress I made! And I have another cut out and ready to sew. Love these patterns.1 of 1 customers found this helpful.Was this helpful?Cute, Cute , Cute!Reviewed by chaltom on 11/03/2014Easy to make and too cute for words.Was this helpful?Excellent tunic dress pattern.Reviewed by Jen Forsythe on 11/02/2014Having loved it's predecessor, the Lisette Portfolio (of which I had a few versions), I wanted to give this one a try and wasn't disappointed. I used the FBA instruction which were great and helped to give a great fit. It is great for those who maybe have a slightly fuller figure. I love the V-neck crossover neckline and there are endless possibilities in my mind for fabric choices. Hope to make the dress version too. More details on my blog: http://stitchynotions.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/a-cappuccino-please.html3 of 3 customers found this helpful.Was this helpful?
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