Itch to Stitch: Vienna Tank

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.

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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.

Construction Notes:

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.

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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.

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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.

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7 Responses to Itch to Stitch: Vienna Tank

  1. Pingback: Butterick 6285: The Top and a Blog Announcement / Das Oberteil und eine Ankündigung | My Little Sewing Dreams

  2. It’s got such cute details! I love it!

  3. Naomi says:

    Super cute tank. It’s freezing here, but this makes me feel all toasty warm!

  4. Abbey says:

    Love the eyelet mixed with the stripes! Yours came out too cute!!!

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