Mercer Tunic by Whitney Deal

A loose-fitting tunic with a gathered front and back yoke and button-up front placket.

Pattern: Mercer Tunic
Designer: Whitney Deal
Categories: Blouses, Tunics
Difficulty: Intermediate
Recommended Fabrics: Chambray, Rayon, Lawn, Linen, Voile
required fabric: 2 to 21/2 yards
Sizes: XS - XXL
Digital Sewing Pattern$10.00
Digital Sewing Pattern$10.00


Comfortable and versatile, the Mercer Tunic by Whitney Deal is the newest sewing pattern available from this emerging designer. The loose-fitting design makes this a top that's easily dressed up or down. The gathered front and back yoke provide a flowing shape to the garment, while the front button-up placket gives it a bit of structure. Pair your Mercer Tunic with your favorite skinny jeans and ankle boots for a put-together around the town look.

For this sample, we've teamed up with Fabric Merchants to support independent fabric stores! The Mercer Tunic pictured above is sewn in a rayon challis available at Piedmont Fabrics.

Pattern Previews

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Pattern Details

Intended Paper Size: Letter (8.5in x 11in) or A4 (21cm x 29.7cm)
Number of Files Included: 3
Total Number of Pages: 52
Copy Shop Version Included: Yes
Pattern uses layers to select size: No

Pattern Size Chart (inches)


Fabric Required (yards)

Main Fabric (44" width)2222 1/42 1/22 1/2

Recommended Fabrics

Required Sewing Techniques

Required Tools

  • Sewing Machine
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Pins
  • Measuring Tape
  • Fabric Scissors
  • Tailor's Chalk

Optional Tools

  • Serger
  • Rotary Cutter and Mat

Required Supplies

  • Interfacing
  • Thread
  • Universal Needle

Optional Supplies

  • Bias Tape

Additional Notes

This PDF sewing pattern includes all pattern pieces and step-by-step instructions with color photos.

This pattern deserves its "intermediate" level because of the front placket, which needs patience and carefulness when sewing. I didn't understand the instructions when reading them first but, as often, when in front of my work I got how it is made. It's not perfect, but for a first, I'm quite happy about it! The rest of the tunic is a breeze to sew and the very neat finish makes it look very professional. I cut the smallest size (which is, I think, a XS) despithe my measurings asking for a size bigger, but I'm glad I did because the fit is quite large.


This pattern is very roomy and you want a good fit in the shoulder/chest to keep it from feeling too boxy. I think a lighter weight fabric with a soft drape works better than a heavier fabric which will give you a more boxy fit.

Whitney's directions for completing the placket are very thorough! I recommend sizing down if you are between sizes.