Sew Mary Mac Sews Miss Mary Mack

Does this title confuse you? Can you say that five times fast? Regardless~ one thing you shouldn’t be confused about is whether or not you need the Miss Mary Mack Tunic pattern in your library. If you want my opinion, that is a definite YES!

Little Vivi Lou (my little grand niece) is turning one in less than a week~ and that means that it was time for Aunt Mary to sew up some more cute clothes. I was so excited to sew up a whole bunch of Miss Mary Mack tunics for her! It is such an adorable and timeless style!

The Miss Mary Mack is just $5 today as one of the Love Notions Feature Friday patterns. Keep reading to learn about 2 others that are $5 today too!! (SALE IS NOW OVER) Even if you don’t have any little ones to sew for, this is a great pattern to have on hand. You never know when you might need it. Read my tips below for another idea for this timeless tunic!


The Miss Mary Mack is a classic and simple tunic length top designed for knit fabrics. It pairs perfectly with leggings or bike shorts. It can also be a great “grow with me” pattern, as it can begin as a short dress(if lengthened), move on to a tunic and end up as a top!

This is a really quick sew~ I whipped up 5 for my little Vivi Lou in just one day!

Miss Mary Mack Tunics for Vivi Lou’s 1st Birthday! All cotton lycra jersey from Raspberry Creek Fabrics.


  • 2 Bodice styles: Straight and curved. (I prefer the curved bodice, therefore all of my versions are curved.)
  • 4 Sleeve options: gathered cap, basic cap, flutter and long sleeve. Additionally you can create a sleeveless version by omitting the flutter and just using the binding on the armscye.
  • Quick sew that is great for beginners!


The Miss Mary Mack is available in sizes 12mo- 14 girls. It is sized generously in the chest area, so if the child you are sewing for is in-between sizes, it is suggested you should size down.

I made Vivi Lou the 18 month size. Vivi was between sizes, however I did go with the larger size, so that she could continue to wear these into the Fall. I highly suggest making one in scrap fabric first to try on for size. I used fabric left over from the layette I made her last summer to test for size before I continued. Her mom and I were very happy with the fit of the 18 mo.

Cotton Lycra from RCF. This is my fit test version.

Fabrics and Notions

The Miss Mary Mack is designed for knit fabrics. Fabrics such as cotton lycra, interlock, jersey, rib knits would work perfectly. Even some Liverpool and Ponte knits would work. All of the fabrics I used are from Raspberry Creek Fabrics and they are all cotton lycra. A few of these I bought specifically for her first birthday, however others were left over from some of my own personal projects. Most of them are still available on their website.

Vivi is all ready for the 4th of July! Notice on the bottom right the tag I put on all the clothing I make for the littles in my life. Miss Mary Mac with a silver button logo.

I love that the 12 and 18 month sizes only use one-half yard of fabric! This pattern is a great way to use up small pieces of fabric you have laying around. It can be color-blocked, therefore allowing you to use up some of the tiniest scraps! It really is the ultimate scrap buster!!

The only notion you need for this sew is THREAD!

Sew Mary Mac’s Tips for the Miss Mary Mack

  • Don’t have little ones to sew for? Use this pattern to use up some of your scrap stash and then donate them!
  • Don’t be afraid to color block to make the best of your stash! Kids clothes often feature some of the craziest color combinations~ and they always look cute!
  • Be sure to attach and sew the neck binding on with a zigzag/stretch stitch. You need this to be able to stretch over the little’s head! I sadly have found that some children’s patterns (from other companies) are hard to pull over a baby/toddler head sometimes. True story~ I have a large teddy bear in my sewing room that I always test neckbands on before attaching!
  • Batch sew! I cut the majority of my Mary Mack’s out together and them sewed them up assembly line style. It truly helps it go much faster! It helps to stick with fabrics that can use the same color thread. I made 5 for Vivi’s birthday in one day.
  • Although the pattern is designed for knits~ it will totally work if you use a knit for the bodice and sleeves and a woven for the skirt portion.
  • Lengthen the Miss Mary Mack for a great nightgown!
  • For endless ideas for creating your own Miss Mary Mack, search Pat English in the Love Notions Facebook group. She is the queen of the Miss Mary Mack and hers are so inspiring!

Thanks for stopping by! I truly appreciate all of you that visit!  If you enjoyed this blog post, consider subscribing to my blog to stay up to date with all my posts!  

Mary Anne 🙂

Remember to follow me over on Instagram to see all my latest makes!  @sewmarymac

You can grab the Miss Mary Mack pattern here.

This is an affiliate link. It costs you nothing to purchase from this link, it just helps fund my fabric addiction which allows me to test and review more patterns.

To receive an additional 10% off the pattern price, use this coupon code MARYMAC10. This coupon code can be used at anytime on any pattern….even a $5 Feature Friday pattern. It never expires!!

Do you need more children’s options in your pattern collection? The Li’l Laundry Day Tee dress and Everyday Playdress are two other great options! They are also on sale for $5 as the July1, 2022 Feature Friday patterns. Now is a great time to add them to your library. You can grab these patterns at the links below:

EveryDay PlayDress

Lil Laundry Day Tee Dress

As a Love Notions Ambassador I was gifted this pattern. As always all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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