Sunday, July 17, 2016

New Favorite Summer Top - Not a T-Shirt!

This Purple Plaid Woven Version of the Vienna Tank has come to be my Favorite Summer Top!

 Now, I admit T Shirts were my go to Summer Staple.  Not any more!  Once I saw This Pattern by Itch to Stitch  it was a game changer!

So much more Dressier than a T-Shirt don't you think?

While the Vienna Tank is meant for Knit fabrics (except for the yoke, which is in Woven fabric), it can very easily be sewn up in a lightweight woven fabric.  An easy Vertical Front Adjustment is used if making a C cup bust size or larger.  For info on how to do this see my post The Vienna Tank - Using All Woven Fabric.

The Vienna Tank has great features like a Yoke, which can be made in matching or contrasting fabric for a Color Blocking look.

Soft Gathers in the Center Back and Shoulder Seams make this Top loose and flowing without being over-big.

A cute bias cut ruffle can be added or left off, depending on your choice.  I added one to this particular one!

And it's a Fast Sew, not more than about 2 hours from start to finish.

So far, I've made 3  Vienna Tanks . One from knit fabric and two from woven fabric.  But I must admit this particular one is my Favorite! The Fabric Choice is what makes is so Terrific!
 It's sewn from a Lightweight Cotton Shirting.  So Cool and Comfortable I wish I had one for everyday!  If I find more fabric like this I soon will!

So, what about you? Does the Vienna Tank sound interesting?  Check it out and see if it dosen't become a Summer  Favorite for You too!

Here's a link to the Pattern for you.

Happy Sewing!!

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