When Kennis from Itch to Stitch called for a pattern testing I could not resist. I did need a break from my attempts to fit some Style Arc trousers and what better excuse than to sew a cute summer top. May I introduce the Vienna Tank:
The Vienna Tank features a yoke with a neckband and tie and optional ruffles. Of course I made the version with the ruffles. It has a slightly cropped length and gathers at front and back.
The hem is not curvy but straight, seems I am standing a bit weird.
The pattern calls for a woven for the yoke and a lightweight knit for the main body. But you can also use a woven for the main body. A lot of the other testers did this with beautiful results. I used an eyelet batiste for the yoke and a lightweight cotton knit with little stretch. Both fabrics were leftover scraps from my stash. This pattern is great for using scraps, especially for the yoke. As I wanted my top to go with my Angelia Shorts I chose solid colors. But this pattern is great for color blocking or using prints.
I made a size 2 tapering to a 4 at the hips. This is my usual size with Itch to Stitch patterns. Else I made no alterations. On the first version the armholes were a bit tight but Kennis fixed this for the final version. I think the yoke is a bit small in the back for me. I often have to make Itch to Stitch patterns wider in the shoulder. For other testers the size is spot on, so this is a personal issue.
As usual the instructions are very detailed and very well thought out. The cut-on facing at the center front is folded to the outside and topstitched down. This adds a nice details to the top. I used white thread for the topstitching
as I was to lazy to change thread as this connects the white and grey fabric.
The ruffles and neckband are a bit finnicky to sew but with a bit of patience not really difficult. Just take your time to distribute the ruffles evenly.
I LOVE this top. Such a cute little summer top, perfect for the hot days we have at the moment. I already made a second version and I think there will be a few more in the future.
Disclaimer: The pattern was given to me for free in exchange for testing. All opinions however are my own. This post has affiliate links.