Lago Tank Digital Sewing Pattern (PDF)

(311 customer reviews)

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Your next summer favorite tank top is here! In the Lago Tank, you can let the sun kiss your arms and shoulders while enjoying the gorgeous sunshiny day. The Lago Tank is also perfect as an under layer in those chillier evenings too. The simple design is excellent for featuring your favorite knit fabric.

Lago Tank Features:

  • Relaxed fit
  • Comfortable scoop neck
  • Neck and arm bands
  • Hip length

Skill Level: Beginner

Sizes: 00 – 20 (See “Size Chart” tab below for detailed measurements)

Don’t want to print and tape paper together? The Lago Tank pattern now includes an additional large format file (size A0 paper) that you can send to your print shop to print!

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Description

See Pattern Release Announcement for more photos

Additional information

Sizes

00 to 20

Cup sizes

Regular

Skill level

Beginner+

Knit or woven

Knit

Format

Digital download

File

A0, A4 / US Letter

Layers

Included

Seam allowances

Included

Material

Primary Fabric Use light to medium-light weight, 2-way or 4-way knit fabric with 50% to 75% stretch and good recovery. Jersey and ITY knit are good choices. Woven fabrics are not recommended.

Fabric Requirements

Most natural fibers shrink in the wash; be sure to have enough fabric. The requirements below assume that the fabric is already pre-shrunk.

Imperial/Yards

Lago Tank PDF Sewing Pattern Fabric Requirements Imperial

Metric/cm

Lago Tank PDF Sewing Pattern Fabric Requirements Metric 

311 reviews for Lago Tank Digital Sewing Pattern (PDF)

  1. Kate

    Such a useful basic pattern!

  2. Trudy

    A little low cut for me.

  3. Anonymous

    This is my favorite tank pattern to date. I have sewn at least for in the last week alone!

  4. Libby

    What a wonderful pattern and it’s free!!! Can’t believe it.

  5. Jayne

    Great pattern making several tops with knit scraps I have.

  6. Melinda

    So easy

  7. Anonymous

    Love it!

  8. Claudia

    Great pattern. The explainations were very clear.

  9. Cheryl

    looking forward to wearing this all summer

  10. Jane

    Great pattern. Thank you!

  11. monique

    Très bien

  12. Heike

    It was super easy to make this top and most importantly it fits fabulously. I am grateful for this free pattern and with this assurance that the fit works I will be buying the patterns I like soon.

  13. Joanne

    I mad3 this for my daughter. It sewed up quickly with no problems.

  14. Anonymous

    Super easy to make and fits well.

  15. Anonymous

    Lovely little top

  16. Beverly

    New to using pdf my sons have helped me out, wow so easy thank you.

  17. Irene

    Appreciate your wonderfulness of sharing for a total beginner. So far I’ve done okay. My fabric choice should have been better but that’s not your patterns issue. Beginner mistakes but going to try again! Thank you so much for your generosity!

  18. Anonymous

    This is a great pattern for using up leftover fabric, I have used it to convert old long sleeved T-shirts into tanks.

  19. Tonie

    Easy to follow pattern. Definitely a top thatcan be made and worn same day!!!

  20. Jen

    I raised the front neckline to make it a crew neck-turned out great! Used an athletic brushed poly and I plan to wear while playing tennis. Thanks Kennis for this great free pattern!

  21. Anonymous

    it’s a basic of my dressing, thanks a lot!

  22. Anonymous

    it’s a nice looking tank top, but i find the sizing a bit off. it’ll require some attention on my part before i’m happy with it.

    but once i am, i’ll be very happy with it.

  23. ann

    Easy pattern fits perfectly thank you

  24. Ruth

    Nice easy sew, great for new sewers or when you want a quick stitch fix.

  25. Carolyn

    My favorite shirt

  26. Patti

    Great pattern with clear instructions. Very happy with how it turned out!

  27. Lillie

    Easy directions, easy to make .

  28. Jeanine

    It’s a lovely pattern to learn with. The instructions are very easy to follow. I have been sewing for many years but found sewing and fitting clothes for myself is a big challenge. This top was great to use my cover stitch to finish off the bindings also. Thank you for sharing some of your free patterns with us.

  29. Lorraine

    Fabulous pattern.

  30. Jan

    Love this top easy and quick make

  31. Debra

    Thank you for offering this pattern for free.. what an excellent pattern. Easy to sew up, came as size expected. Have already made a few of them to put under a sweat shirts and will definitely make more for those summer months. Generally an excellent pattern and thank you.

  32. Ingrid

    My measurements resulted in size 8. But at the end size 6 was the richt size and fitter perfectly.

  33. Carole

    I have made 3 Merino Tops and they are a perfect fit. I would recommend this pattern.

  34. Patti

    This is a terrific pattern! I have never made clothing for myself, so I was ecstatic to see a free download to try the patterns. The idea of customizing it to fit is brilliant…I bought a fabric that wasn’t expensive to try it out and see if I liked the result and the pattern style. Have gotten many compliments on it and will surely make more tanks and will try other tops as well. Thanks for the gift of trying it before buying..wish you lots of success!

  35. Lara

    a very quick make, great to wear to work out

  36. dona

    Returning to sewing after a long long break and decided on this pattern to get back into it. I loved how easy it was, great pattern and great directions. And the tank turned out beautifully and now I plan on making a few more for spring/summer.

  37. Laura

    Great!

  38. Tiborné

    I couldn’t download it.

  39. Anonymous

    Easy to sew, nice fit

  40. Anonymous

    wondeful pattern!

  41. Laura

    Love this top and so easy to make

  42. Anonymous

    Love this design. My granddaughter will look lovely in this, just got to make it now.

  43. Gillian

    True to size, very few pages to print and stick together, quick make, loved it.

  44. Jacqueline

    Excellent sew

  45. Holly

    Easy and cute!

  46. Carol

    Love this pattern so easy to make recommend you try

  47. Marilyn

    So easy and so cute. Good results. The fit is perfect

  48. Anonymous

    Very nice pattern with simple lines.

  49. Julie

    Easy to download

  50. Yvonne

    I love how simple this top is to make. It is a basic that goes with everything. Thank you.

  51. Kristi

    Love it!

  52. sixie

    very nice

  53. Chara

    Loved the Pattern

  54. Ann

    Good quick sew

  55. Joke

    A beautiful pattern!

  56. Anonymous

    Nice for hot summer days, can also be sewn up as an undershirt.

  57. Martine

    Facile à faire rapide et agréable à porter

  58. Penny

    I needed new PJs/hanging-out clothes and I wasn’t happy with any of the top patterns I had. So I grabbed the free Lago tank top and gave it a tryout in double-brushed poly. It’s perfect! I wanted it comfy, so I went a size larger than usual. It’s not too tight or too loose for working out, TV-ing, cooking, and of course, sleeping. Currently preshrinking fabric for three more! I think it was well worth the price ;-)!

  59. Anonymous

    Very good and easy. Like it!

  60. Joanne

    Loved the Lago tank pattern, I made the size 8, and it fits really well and I am very pleased with the end result. I used a rayon spandex from spotlight and purchased a twin needle for the hem and top stitching. It was my first attempt using a twin needle, and wow it worked really well, I will definitely be using the twin needle again, especially for doing hems. It was a little bit of an effort to tape the A4 sheets together, but well worth it and I will definitely be trying another pattern. Thank you for supplying this free pattern.

  61. Linda

    I am a new at sewing with knits & this is the perfect pattern. Love it

  62. Anonymous

    Amazing top

  63. Anonymous

    A wonderful pattern for beginners. It was my first time sewing with knit fabric, and it went great! Detailed, easy explanations, and I’m in awe at the layered PDF pattern. Really straightforward walkthroughs at every stage. Thank you!

  64. Anonymous

    Beau patron

  65. Carol

    Very happy to receive a free pattern.

  66. Lisa

    I’ve already got it cut out for a second one! This one I lengthened because the first was a bit short for my liking, but other than that it’s perfect and goest together so fast! Thank you!

  67. Yolandi

    Love it

  68. Paula

    Fabulous pattern and excellent instructions. Thankyou

  69. Arita

    I made a romper, and used this for the top. Worked beautifully!

  70. Susan

    Easy and useful. I’ve used this pattern repeatedly

  71. Victoria

    Really simple easy pattern which produced a lovely vest top. This pattern will have lots of use. Thanks very much

  72. Julie

    User friendly website, fab pattern, excellent instructions.

  73. Christine

    le patron est très bien

  74. Eve

    Excellent free pattern

  75. Mary

    Easy to follow instructions and sizing was almost perfect

  76. HEIDI

    Overall it was a great pattern to sew. Easy to follow instructions and quick to make. I appreciate you making this a free pattern. I will look at more patterns from your site in the future.

  77. Jermaine

    easy sew with a beautiful finish

  78. Holly

    This pattern has a beautiful neckline. I’ve already made three tank tops with plans for more.

  79. Lori

    This was the first shirt I’ve ever sewn from scratch. I liked it enough I made 3!

  80. Mary

    Lovely Women’s Tank. Design & Cut are feminine / flattering. A must have for Summer

  81. Carol

    Lovely pattern

  82. Anonymous

    I really struggle with the sizing for this. I’m a UK 10 (EU 36) and fit pretty standard sizes. But when I measured myself to work out what size to make this top part of me was two whole sizes different to the rest. I rechecked and remeasured many times. So I simply printed out the size I’d normally wear and it was huge compared to tops that fit me well. I haven’t even cut my fabric out as I’m not sure how/if I should proceed. I don’t want to mock up a muslin for such a simple piece as it seems like a waste of fabric and time. Grading so dramatically between sizes also felt silly, especially as my measurements are normally so average.

    • Kennis Wong

      On each pattern, there is a section in the instructions called “Choosing Your Size”. Follow those instructions. It’s ok to choose different sizes for your bust, waist and hip. In fact, most women do. And your ready-to-wear sizing has nothing to do with the size your choose when you sew for yourself. Always follow the instructions.

  83. Anonymous

    great.Thank you

  84. Lisa

    The Lago tank pattern is great – I used a cotton modal spandex in blue snakeskin print – it is lovely and comfortable – wonderful instructions and I love the large print option.

  85. Anonymous

    Lovely top and easy make.

  86. catherine

    1er essai aujourd’hui ,avec des morceaux de jersey de mon stock

  87. Anonymous

    Very nice pattern and thank you for making it available!

  88. Sharon

    Great free pattern! This came together so easily using scrap fabric I had left over from a t-shirt I had made for my husband. I’m definitely planning to add more to my collection. I will have to lengthen the pattern an inch or so and adjust the armholes next tie as I am quite chunky in the arms, but other than that I love the pattern 😃

  89. Ling

    Bonjour, je n’ai pu utiliser votre patron, car le téléchargement que j’ai réalisé ne comporte pas le format du patron en A4. Peut être est-il possible de l’avoir?

    • Kennis Wong

      The A4 pattern pages are followed by the instructions in the same file.

  90. Jan

    What a great tank T-shirt pattern. The instructions were clear to follow. I shortened the length by 5cm and it fit well. I’m 5’6”.

  91. Shirley

    What a great versatile pattern, yes it was free but still an easy sew in under an hour. Tank in summer, cami for layering all year! Thank you!

  92. Anonymous

    Easy instruction. Lovely pattern

  93. KA

    Very good pattern and clear concise instructions

  94. Joyce

    I’ve made two with a third planned. I’ve made them for my sister who is a little larger than your largest size but the pattern lends itself well to minor adjustments. She is very happy with them.

  95. France

    Easy to sew. I’m a beginner.

  96. Anonymous

    very nice top, easy sew

  97. Esther

    Brilliant pattern, so easy to follow, I have made a few different ones and would like to adapt to long sleeves for the cooler months.

  98. Amanda

    I love all of your patterns!

  99. Linda

    I really like the instructions that indicate what type of sewing either stitch/serge thank you.

  100. Anonymous

    Awesome pattern

  101. Vanessa

    M’encanta

  102. Pam

    Great pattern. Easy and nice to use up stash. Very good instructions.

  103. DEBORAH

    I love that you can print only one size!

  104. Yvonne

    Love the pattern, super easy to do, came together quickly. Will use it many times to prepare for summer in Maine. Thanks again.

  105. Carol

    Simplemake and a bonus that one gets to try this brand for free with this pattern.

  106. Mary O.

    Great freebie!

  107. Linda

    Easy to down load and use

  108. Karen

    Great pattern..thank you

  109. Ina

    Thank you so much for this free pattern.I have been sewing many years but always with paper patterns.This is my first attempt with an Independent and PDF pattern.The download and taping of pages was much easier than I anticipated;the sewing and fit was easy.I love your designs and look forward to several more purchases and makes in the near future.Thank you again!

  110. Claire

    I am very pleased with the pattern, it goes together easily and fits well.

  111. Fran

    I had trouble with the sizing because the printing didn’t match the guide. But it worked out and I ended up neatening the edges just by turning a hem and top stitching.

  112. Elaine

    Good fit

  113. Gloria

    Great pattern but I had trouble figuring out the correct size to cut. When using a stretch fabric the finished measurements should be smaller than your body measurements. I had to cut off about four inches down the side seams. But I love my finished product. Thanks so much for the free pattern 😘

  114. Anonymous

    Thank you! Lovely pattern, very easy to sew up and the perfect every day summer top!

  115. Christine

    I have an apple Phone and IPad as my only internet access devices. When I tried to use the “only printing the sizes I need”feature from these, the Adobe acrobat app didn’t show the icon. It’s only when I managed to get to a normal computer and download one of my patterns onto the Adobe on their system could I see it. Note , they are using the free Adobe just like me. So I’ve only been able to print one of the six patterns I paid for, so far, so I’m not happy that this wasn’t made clear when I purchased the PDF’s.

  116. Frank

    Easy project, great practice gor a beginner.

  117. Tanya

    All the patterns I’ve used from Itch to Stitch are lovely, and the directions are clear.

  118. Elizabeth

    I didn’t have any trouble sewing it. Thought it was easy to do

  119. Anonymous

    Good pattern for a simple top.

  120. Anonymous

    This pattern is great to have in your arsenal- especially for those who benefit from the bust-shaping.

  121. Pauline

    your patterns are a good fit for me Thank You

  122. BJ Malecha

    Looks easy to make and comfortable!

  123. cathy

    So easy to sew up.

  124. Anonymous

    Easy pattern to work with and great for summer

  125. Sally

    Great beginner friendly free pattern with thorough, easy to follow instructions. Came together quickly. Fit somewhat more relaxed than anticipated for a knit pattern, will size down with next make. Thank you

  126. Anonymous

    Lovely pattern/model and easy to follow

  127. Karen

    I actually used this pattern for my son who wanted a tank to wear under his work shirts. He’s on the small side, and most men’s patterns are too large for him. Thanks to the no darts and simple shape of this pattern, it worked perfectly. I’d like to request more men’s patterns that start in size extra small, please!

  128. Karen

    Lovely top

  129. Anonymous

    perfect

  130. Joy

    Have made a stack of these. Really comfortable !!

  131. Anonymous

    Perfect everyday tank

  132. Hector

    This Largo Tank is simple and easy

  133. Lise

    I love it

  134. Alison

    Hi Kennis

    I really like this top – because of the wider shoulder straps and the fit. We are going into winter shortly (I live in South Africa) and this will be on the winter sewing list to prep for summer 🙂 I will definitely be getting more patterns!

  135. Maura

    I’m so pleased to try this pattern for no charge! it’s a very nice way to learn about a pattern designer’s products.

  136. Lynn

    love it!

  137. Machellie

    Fits perfect and so easy make. Love it.

  138. Jurate

    Simple and clear pattern, excellent result. Many thanks. Just couple remarks for the perfection: a) would slightly reduce the width of neck and armhole bands (by 1/4″) as they tend to gap when medium weight jersey is used;
    b) topstitching should be a must for more professional look 😊

  139. Mandy

    Great pattern, easy instructions

  140. Alisha

    Simple, yet pretty!

  141. Chaynêze

    Beautiful patterns, i like the design, thanks so much

  142. Anna

    Very clear instructions, love layers option in pdf.
    As for the fit, I don’t know why, but in the end I’ve removed ~15cm in bust area so it fit me better, even though it was the right circumference according to my measurements. Maybe it was smth about the fabric stretch (I have no idea, it was the first time ever for me sewing with knitwear).

  143. Moira

    Great pattern, just the thing for our hot summers here in South Africa.

  144. Sharon M

    ok

  145. Kelly

    Loved it

  146. Leisa

    Great pattern with perfect fit. Easy to follow instructions.

  147. Linda Watkins

    Love this pattern

  148. Claire

    I love this top. I used some leftover ITY fabric and it’s perfect. Thank you. My only problem is that I don’t have the option to choose a size to print so the printing becomes a big job. Nevertheless, lovely top a steady to follow instructions 😊

  149. Anonymous

    It was easy to follow and understand. Thanks

  150. linda

    Very happy with this pattern. Thank-yo

  151. Izabela

    Very nice to sew and sizes incredibly well fitted. 😊

  152. Dee

    Cute!!

  153. Anonymous

    Very cute top

  154. Susan

    A great, simple wardrobe staple

  155. Anonymous

    Great fit. Very easy.

  156. Caroline

    Useful scrap-buster pattern.

  157. S A

    Nice easy to make tank/ vest top. Pattern was true to size, instructions were good and the pattern was free. I’ve seen people make bought patterns (£8-14) which were very similar to this on YouTube. Thank you Kennis for a lovely pattern which can be a staple garment in many peoples’ wardrobes. Going to try another of your patterns having been very pleased with this one.

  158. Karen

    A great sewing project perfect for a beginner

  159. theresa

    i love it

  160. Joanna

    A lovely straight forward sewing project

  161. Janet

    Easy website to search. Appreciate free patterns to gain confidence on how to use them.

  162. susan

    fit very well with very few adjustments.

  163. Mayzie

    Flattering fit simple to make up. Loved it loved it loved it

  164. Torun

    Very nice tank top that fitted me perfectly without any alterations!

  165. amy

    Great basic!

  166. Tina

    Instructions are clear, size chart is accurate, finished tank looks professional and fits well.

  167. Karen Cheel

    As with the Uvita Top I was impressed with how quick and easy it was to order this pattern. I can’t wait to make both tops for the 2021 Summer.

  168. Andrea

    Simple and classic.

  169. Beth

    I guess I am a little intimidated trying to make my own patterns. I’ve been wanting a tank top pattern, and this is perfect! Thanks so much!

  170. Darrin S.

    Great

  171. Debbie

    Fairly straight forward even for a beginner

  172. Anonymous

    very nice and easy to follow

  173. Gillian

    The top turned out well . My granddaughter loves it.

  174. Candace

    Great pattern and easy make

  175. Jan

    Lovely patterns

  176. Karen

    Love it

  177. Isabelle

    Facile

  178. Elena

    Very basic and easy to sew!

  179. Kathi

    easy to follow directions. Fit great

  180. Joan

    Love this pattern – can’t wait to try some more !

  181. Daniel

    Easy pattern, easy to follow and super cute tank

  182. Bj

    Simple, nice

  183. Simona

    True to size fit and really is loose fit, not baggy looking.
    The pattern is ready to cut and steps easy to follow. I am very happy with it.

  184. Anonymous

    Easy pattern to follow, will be just right!

  185. nancy

    excellent

  186. Anonymous

    My tank top turned out super cute and as a novice sewer it was extremely easy and self explanatory to follow the instructions. I am hoping to use this pattern again once I get more fabric. I would DEFINITELY recommend using this pattern

  187. Kay

    really easy pattern to follow and looked good when done, good fit too

  188. Karen

    I’m new to dressmaking but this is a great pattern and will get used a lot!

  189. Anne

    Très bien !

  190. Joen

    Love this tank! it is so comfortable! I made this with extra fabric leftover from a project and I will certainly be making more – it’s a great summer tank for a layering piece or a pj top! You won’t be disappointed if you make this pattern.

  191. Anonymous

    Thank you for your pattern. I will make it for sure. I like it so much.

  192. Anonymous

    Ce patron est fait très grand !

  193. Jacqueline

    I love Itch to stitch patterns, and I am
    Particularly impressed, and very grateful( especially in these crazy times) that this was free pattern. I think its extremely generous to offer free patterns, and I for one am excited to make this cute little top! Thankyou to Itch to Stitch for their generosity, and for wonderful patterns.

  194. Pilar

    es muy versatil y fácil! Me encanta 🙂

  195. Manon Hache McNeil

    The pattern was easy to sew. I will be making several more of these.

  196. Michaela Benesch

    Thanks for the great file, the top was well done – thanks to the good instructions!

  197. Katherine

    Just what I wanted. Thank you.

  198. Lisa

    This is a very cute and well drafted tank top pattern. Unfortunately, it was a little to revealing for my post 60 body. I’m sure it looks great on younger women, but I need to hide a bit more now. Thanks for your great patterns and for making some of them free.

  199. Renée

    Success!! Thank you for this easy to use pattern!

  200. Gerry

    Was a very easy make and it fit very well. I have made 3 of this top and am planning on making 3 more.

  201. Omar Lozano

    Excelente

  202. Eva

    Perfecto

  203. wendy

    Excellent

  204. Elke

    Very fine, thank you

  205. Bernadette

    Simple nice tank top!

  206. Dina

    Heel gemakkelijk en fijn patroon

  207. Anonymous

    This is a great pattern,I really love it!!thank you!

  208. Alice

    I needed new night shirts, I found this pattern to be perfect. Very comfortable and I found the perfect fabric. Very easy to make with a soft knit fabric.

  209. Manuela

    It’s very nice and easy to sewing

  210. Helena

    Easy quick tanks to make. Able to print off sizes needed to go fro any 8 at bust to 12 at hips

  211. Joan

    What a great little tank. It’s stylish, fits beautifully, goes together easily, plus with the banded neck and arm openings, looks expensive. Itch to Stitch patterns continue to amaze me!

  212. Martine Juneau

    Facile à coudre et ajustement parfait

  213. Susan

    I have been looking for a tank pattern to not only make for the summer months but for winter in New England to wear underneath shirts and sweaters for warmth. I’m 5’1″ and purchased tanks are always too long on the shoulder straps. This pattern is the answer. It is well drafted and FREE! Thank-you!

  214. bpollard61

    Loved the easy to follow pattern. In reading the reviews, I also experienced the need to adjust the arm holes. I’m guessing I’ll need to go down a size or two. Otherwise, the pattern fit great! I’ll have to look up the directions on how to make needed adjustments for my next try. I’ve never graded a pattern before, as I have not sewn many garments for myself.

  215. Valerie

    Easy to follow directions and great for beginners

  216. Emily

    cute and easy to make loved it

  217. Anonymous

    Good easy pattern

  218. Line

    love it easy to make and fist great

  219. Anonymous

    Great pattern, sizing was spot on, so pleased with this pattern!

  220. Rocio

    Is a t-shirt very nice

  221. Tina

    Great, easy little top to make,

  222. Nancy

    I really liked the pattern. Add a bust dart and curved the hemline. Slightly longer in the back.

  223. Helen

    wonderful, easy to put together, thank you

  224. Casandra

    very cute design

  225. mary

    awesome!

  226. Anonymous

    liked it alot

  227. Mido

    easy and quick to make

  228. huong

    Hi. I wonder what size are you wearing this in the photo? I think im pretty close to your size. I had printed size 8- which is way too big, went down and it still too big, and getting a bit frustrated ?. ..

    Love the shape of it though, gonna be my favorite tank if im success sewing this ?.

    • Kennis Wong

      Hi, mine is a size 6 graded to size 10 at the hip. But it’s not really just about the size; make sure that you are using a knit fabric that has 2-way or 4-way knit fabric with 50% to 75% stretch and good recovery. You can google “how to determine fabric stretch percentage” if you are not familiar. And good recovery is very important; if you use a fabric that just drapes down but doesn’t bounce back, then it can be too large.

  229. deborah

    Lovely! Thank you very much

  230. Ariane

    très facile à réaliser

  231. renata

    excelente

  232. Cathy

    Great pattern would definitely recommend getting it…?

  233. Kathy

    Wonderful pattern with clear directions! I have made two tank tops so far. Very pleased.

  234. glenys

    very easy very nice pattern

  235. Doris

    Great Tank, easy to sew.

  236. J

    What I was looking for.

  237. K

    I’ve been looking for a “perfect” tank pattern for a while. I’ve sewn commercial patterns, and drafted my own by cloning tanks I love, but something’s always missing.

    I’ve seen a lot of reviews of the Lago saying how great it is, so I decided to give it a try. As a free pattern it was also an opportunity to give Itch To Stitch a try since I have several other patterns of theirs on my wish list… the Mountain View Pull-On Jeans being top of the list right now.

    First, I made the correct size for the Lago Tank based on my measurements, to see how ITS wanted it to look.

    Apparently, huuuuge and ill-fitting? It was so gigantic that the sides of the tank top were draping like swag curtains, in floppy “U” shapes, with armholes that could almost have fit a kimono sleeve, and gave a complete view of my bra. Yikes! I did like the shape of the neckline, however, so I ran each side up, pinching out over an inch (so, removed four+ inches in total)… it’s still a bit large on the sides but that was as brave as I could be on the first go, and I decided that while I love the shape, the neckline falls lower than my comfort level, so I’d try the tank again in whatever size seemed about four inches smaller in circumference and see if that solved the issues.

    By that measurement I should have gone down three sizes—but never having seen a pattern that far off I decided to go down only two sizes, adding 3/4″ to the length so a smaller top wouldn’t mean a shorter top. This worked perfectly (if by perfectly you mean having to guess, and make two tops, before getting one that fits like the pattern photo led me to expect).

    While the semi-racerback dips in too far in the back to cover my bra straps, it is fitting how I believe it was designed to fit now, so not noticing the back-shoulder width of this pattern would be a little revealing is on me. The neckline, already wonderful, is now at a depth I find modest-yet-stylish; the armhole depth keeps me covered; and the width and shape of the side seams is just great.

    Things about the pattern generally that I wasn’t sure about:

    3/8″ seams terrified me. I’m a 5/8″ chick myself. Where’s the room to change things? However, since my changes were all of the make-it-smaller variety, this didn’t end up being an issue, and tbh, it saves all the steps in a Big 4 pattern that say “trim seams.” Also helped the neck and armhole bands to go together like a dream. So, I dunno about that, I guess I’m still on the fence. I like my wiggle room.

    The shaped front pattern piece: A tank’s front and back side seams are (usually? in my expereience) both about the same shape, but in this pattern there’s extra shapely-ness at the bust on the front pattern piece. I have no need for an extra shapely bust so I wondered if this was going to make a saggy mess for me, but in the right/wrong size I sewed first, and in the wrong/right size I sewed second, it turned out that ITS was right and I was wrong. The slightly-more-curvy front pattern piece is just right 🙂 to make the tank fit well.

    Conclusion: I’ve already added paper where needed and re-drafted that back-shoulder area with more coverage, trying to keep the graceful armhole shape as much as possible, and I will definitely be making this up again, albeit two sizes smaller than my measurements dictate. With patience and modifications, I think I may at last have my go-to tank top pattern!

    • Kennis Wong

      Hi K, thank you so much for your thorough review! The pattern is designed for light to medium-light weight, 2-way or 4-way knit fabric with 50% to 75% stretch and good recovery. If your fabric has more stretch and less recovery, I would expect the result you experienced. I encourage you to try using the recommended fabric and your result would be different. Jersey with Lycra/spandex would be a good choice.

  238. J

    A very nice pattern and pretty easy to construct. Thanks

  239. Anonymous

    Very sweet top, making them as Christmas gifts for both of my son’s girlfriends. Two for each of them
    Thank you

  240. Monica

    Excellent pattern! Clear and detailed instructions. My first Itch to Stitch, the Lago Tank, had the fit I wanted. That said, I will admit that I find it a hassle to piece together PDFs.

  241. Anonymous

    Very well thought through pattern making it as sports wear item

  242. Laura

    fantastic pattern! perfect! Thanks!

  243. Donna

    Nice cut and shape

  244. Toni

    Easy to read and understand, pleased

  245. Jacqueline

    Cool and comfortable can make it in many different colors

  246. Michelle

    Perfect layering piece!

  247. Lauren

    Awesome and easy to follow

  248. Anonymous

    So happy with this pattern.

  249. Anonymous

    Loved this!

  250. Tecla

    Lovely basic tank

  251. Maureen

    This is a really nice pattern with easy-to-follow instructions

  252. Sebesa

    Fits well and covers bra straps, which is hard for me with a long torso and sloped shoulders.

  253. Pam

    Lovely easy top

  254. Temenujka

    Just perfect

  255. Anonymous

    Good

  256. Virginia

    I love every pattern I have purchased from this company. The clear instructions, accurate guide for size selection and easy instructions for adjusting the pattern make them a pleasure to sew. I am short waisted and smaller on top than bottom so I love how easy making fit adjustments are.

  257. Sandra

    Quick sew!

  258. Samantha

    The instructions were very clear and this was a quick and simple sew! I will definitely be making many more!!!

  259. Kim

    new at sewing clothes, true to sizing and very easy to understand. I will be sewing more patterns from itch to stitch designs.

  260. Melinda

    I love it pattern was EASY TO FOLLOW

  261. ron

    Well fitting and easy to assemble

  262. Irina

    Fácil y bella.

  263. Anonymous

    Easy and fast to sew pattern.

  264. Sandra

    I made this tank top, and it fits perfectly and looks good too. And I was able to taper it to fit just as I want it to. Thank you.

  265. Cindy

    Easy fit and finish!

  266. Anonymous

    It is to small on the buste 2 cm for a size. when you look on the sizetabel.

    • Kennis Wong

      This is a knit pattern. It has a slight negative ease. This is very common. Thanks for taking the time to review!

  267. Julie

    Easy to use pattern

  268. Celestine

    Just what I was looking for.

  269. Julie

    Love it!

  270. Karen

    Super fit.easy sew.

  271. Anonymous

    My daughter loved the result.

  272. Carla

    Made this within a few hours with leftover fabric. My partners thought I had bought the shirt!
    Thank you for the detailed, easy to follow instructions that a beginner like me could follow and be proud of the result

  273. Anne

    Very nice pattern for a first-time sewing knit fabric and/or using fabric left-over.

  274. VIRGINIA

    I like the way this is cut

  275. Candy

    Great Pattern, ez plus!

  276. Anonymous

    Very happy

  277. Sonja

    It is so easy

  278. Terresa

    The pattern is drafted great and the sizing was perfect. Easy sew and looks great!

  279. Dee

    beautiful. just started sewing again after years and years of not sewing, a great way to get my confidence back. thank you.

  280. Anonymous

    Great pattern quick and easy. Size down for a tighter fit.

  281. Pam

    Great pattern

  282. Roberta

    You will make many?

  283. Anonymous

    quite simple with good fit.

  284. Carla

    Súper fresh and easy for beginners

  285. Angelika

    Well explained, made it once, but surely will use it again.. 🙂

  286. Cheryl

    Love how easy this pattern is to put together. Will be using this pattern more .

  287. Anonymous

    Very well put together pattern! Loved it!

  288. Tracey

    Great free pattern with good instructions, easy to put together and a lovely staple garment that will get lots of uses

  289. Mel

    I’ve made this tank top 3 times already and I love it!

  290. floflo

    Très facile joli agréable

  291. rfa17

    This was my first ITS pattern, and I will definitely be coming back for more. The sizing is spot-on, and the instructions are so clear and specific that I was able to sew this very quickly without issues. I will be making this is multiple colors and prints.

  292. Janeen

    Great easy download.

  293. Anonymous

    Very good.

  294. Judith

    Perfect fit.

  295. narelle

    a simple design

  296. Ann

    The instructions are so clear

  297. Donna

    Love this Lago tank. Especially appreciate your explicit directions, as someone that hasn’t sewn garments in a lot of years, the time you have put into your patterns is greatly appreciated.

  298. Jane

    A brilliant fast to make and versatile staple tank. How kind of you to provide this. Sews up quickly and the instructions, as always, are easy to follow.

  299. Peg

    Fits good.

  300. Wendy

    Well done.

  301. terri.greenlee

    The fit is perfect. I will make this more than once!

  302. Patti

    Great pattern!

  303. Lex

    The perfect tank!

  304. Anonymous

    amazing patterns

  305. Andrea

    Simple und sitzt gut

  306. mireille

    love it

  307. Marilyn

    Very easy

  308. Angela

    Sieht gut aus. Sehr luftig, daher ideal für heiße Tage. (Perfect for hot days)

  309. marahhulse

    What a fabulous tank pattern! I have made so many since testing and release of the Lago Tank! This is a great pattern for those 1 yard cuts of knit you love but are not sure what to make. It is also a great pattern for up cycling/refashioning knit shirts and skirts into tanks with.

  310. sstoney1

    Such a simple design, but it’s a really useful garment. I see many of these in my life!

  311. stieperaere-crabbe

    Very clear explantation
    Nice result (I also made a dress by adding 25 cm to the length)
    Also for beginners!

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Pattern without Cup Sizes (Sizes 00 to 20)

Body Measurements
inch
cm
00 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20
Bust 3118
79
3212
82.5
3378
86
3514
89.5
3658
93
38
96.5
3938
100
4034
103.5
4218
107
4312
110.5
4478
114
4614
117.5
Waist 2538
64.5
2634
68
2818
71.5
2912
75
3078
78.5
3214
82
3358
85.5
35
89
3638
92.5
3734
96
3918
99.5
4012
103
Hip 3318
84
3412
87.5
3578
91
3714
94.5
3858
98
40
101.5
4138
105
4234
108.5
4418
112
4512
115.5
4678
119
4814
122.5

How to choose your size

  1. Compare your bust circumference (fullest part) to the “Body Measurements” table, choose the size that best fits your bust. If you are between sizes, choose the smaller size if you like your garment more fitted; otherwise, choose the bigger size.
  2. Compare your waist circumference (narrowest part) to the “Body Measurements” table. Choose the size that best fits your waist. If you are between sizes, choose the smaller size if you like your garment more fitted; otherwise, choose the bigger size.
  3. Compare your hip circumference (widest part) to the “Body Measurements” table. Choose the size that fits your hip best. If you are between sizes, choose the smaller size if you like your garment more fitted; otherwise, choose the bigger size.
  4. It’s OK to use different sizes for the bust, waist and hip. The instructions for blending sizes are included in the pattern.
  5. If you are taller or shorter than 5’6” (168 cm), you should consider lengthening or shortening the garment. The instructions for lengthening or shortening are included in the pattern.