Lago Tank Digital Sewing Pattern (PDF)

(77 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


Number of pattern pages: 11

Number of instruction pages: 10

See Pattern Release Announcement for more photos

Size Chart

Lago Tank PDF Sewing Pattern Body and Finished Garment Measurements

Choosing 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 best fits your hip. If you are between sizes, choose the smaller size if you like your garment more fitted; otherwise, choose the bigger size.
  4. If you typically wear DD cup or above, choose one size smaller above the bust (armholes/straps).
  5. It’s OK to use different sizes (see “Blend Sizes” in the instructions).
  6. If you are taller or shorter than 5’6” (168 cm), you should consider lengthening or shortening the bodice (see “Lengthen/Shorten” in the instructions).

I highly recommend that you check your fit by making a test garment with inexpensive fabric that has similar weight and stretch as your final garment fabric.

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 

77 reviews for Lago Tank Digital Sewing Pattern (PDF)

  1. Doris (verified owner)

    Great Tank, easy to sew.

  2. J (verified owner)

    What I was looking for.

  3. K (verified owner)

    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 (verified owner)

      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.

  4. J (verified owner)

    A very nice pattern and pretty easy to construct. Thanks

  5. Anonymous (verified owner)

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

  6. Monica (verified owner)

    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.

  7. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Very well thought through pattern making it as sports wear item

  8. Laura (verified owner)

    fantastic pattern! perfect! Thanks!

  9. Donna (verified owner)

    Nice cut and shape

  10. Toni (verified owner)

    Easy to read and understand, pleased

  11. Jacqueline (verified owner)

    Cool and comfortable can make it in many different colors

  12. Michelle (verified owner)

    Perfect layering piece!

  13. Lauren (verified owner)

    Awesome and easy to follow

  14. Anonymous (verified owner)

    So happy with this pattern.

  15. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Loved this!

  16. Tecla (verified owner)

    Lovely basic tank

  17. Maureen (verified owner)

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

  18. Sebesa (verified owner)

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

  19. Pam (verified owner)

    Lovely easy top

  20. Temenujka (verified owner)

    Just perfect

  21. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Good

  22. Virginia (verified owner)

    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.

  23. Sandra (verified owner)

    Quick sew!

  24. Samantha (verified owner)

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

  25. Kim (verified owner)

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

  26. Melinda (verified owner)

    I love it pattern was EASY TO FOLLOW

  27. ron (verified owner)

    Well fitting and easy to assemble

  28. Irina (verified owner)

    Fácil y bella.

  29. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Easy and fast to sew pattern.

  30. Sandra (verified owner)

    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.

  31. Cindy (verified owner)

    Easy fit and finish!

  32. Anonymous (verified owner)

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

    • Kennis Wong (verified owner)

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

  33. Julie (verified owner)

    Easy to use pattern

  34. Celestine (verified owner)

    Just what I was looking for.

  35. Julie (verified owner)

    Love it!

  36. Karen (verified owner)

    Super fit.easy sew.

  37. Anonymous (verified owner)

    My daughter loved the result.

  38. Carla (verified owner)

    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

  39. Anne (verified owner)

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

  40. VIRGINIA (verified owner)

    I like the way this is cut

  41. Candy (verified owner)

    Great Pattern, ez plus!

  42. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Very happy

  43. Sonja (verified owner)

    It is so easy

  44. Terresa (verified owner)

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

  45. Dee (verified owner)

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

  46. Anonymous (verified owner)

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

  47. Pam (verified owner)

    Great pattern

  48. Roberta (verified owner)

    You will make many🥰

  49. Anonymous (verified owner)

    quite simple with good fit.

  50. Carla (verified owner)

    Súper fresh and easy for beginners

  51. Angelika (verified owner)

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

  52. Cheryl (verified owner)

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

  53. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Very well put together pattern! Loved it!

  54. Tracey (verified owner)

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

  55. Mel (verified owner)

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

  56. floflo (verified owner)

    Très facile joli agréable

  57. rfa17 (verified owner)

    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.

  58. Janeen (verified owner)

    Great easy download.

  59. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Very good.

  60. Judith (verified owner)

    Perfect fit.

  61. narelle (verified owner)

    a simple design

  62. Ann (verified owner)

    The instructions are so clear

  63. Donna (verified owner)

    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.

  64. Jane (verified owner)

    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.

  65. Peg (verified owner)

    Fits good.

  66. Wendy (verified owner)

    Well done.

  67. terri.greenlee (verified owner)

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

  68. Patti (verified owner)

    Great pattern!

  69. Lex (verified owner)

    The perfect tank!

  70. Anonymous (verified owner)

    amazing patterns

  71. Andrea (verified owner)

    Simple und sitzt gut

  72. mireille (verified owner)

    love it

  73. Marilyn (verified owner)

    Very easy

  74. Angela (verified owner)

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

  75. marahhulse (verified owner)

    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.

  76. sstoney1 (verified owner)

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

  77. stieperaere-crabbe (verified owner)

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

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