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Vienna Tank – Itch to Stitch

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A couple of weeks ago, I was mindlessly scrolling through Instagram, enjoying everyone’s Me Made May wears, and I stumbled upon a post from Itch to Stitch requesting pattern testers. I eagerly applied and was super excited to be selected as a pattern tester. The Vienna Tank pattern was released today so now I can show mine off! 🙂 

basic stitch | Itch to Stitch Vienna Tank

I had a great time testing this pattern. It was loads of fun seeing all the other testers’ makes and getting inspiration for some more of these tanks. This is such a versatile pattern and I really can’t wait to see what else I can come up with. Even this version that I just made will work with jeans and sandals, or I could swap in some flats and make it less casual.

basic stitch | Itch to Stitch Vienna Tank

This is a great pattern, featuring a cool sandwiching technique that I had never used before that allows for no exposed seams on the inside of the tank (now that I think about it, it’s not too different from the Ohhh Lulu method of attaching gussets without exposed seams). Aside from the armholes, center topstitching, and hem, the tank looks the same inside and out!

basic stitch | Itch to Stitch Vienna Tank

The Vienna tank calls for a woven fabric for the yoke, and a knit/stretch for the body. Size 2, which I made, calls for 1/2 yd of woven, and I was able to use 2 fat quarters (though I had 3 ready just in case). I used a travel knit for the body, which is awesome because it doesn’t wrinkle!
basic stitch | Itch to Stitch Vienna Tank
I will definitely be making more Vienna Tank tops – they are pretty simple to make, and lovely to wear (which seemed to be a consensus among the testers). I might lengthen, or make a rounded hem, and I’d like to play around with different materials on the yoke and body both. This one is going to get a lot of wear! 🙂 And while this was my first Itch to Stitch make, the rest of the patterns are definitely on my radar.

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