Ella Top by Liola Patterns

A casual tank top with french seams, bust darts, a back yoke, and back pleat.

Pattern: Ella Top
Designer: Liola Patterns
Categories: Tanks
Difficulty: Beginner
Recommended Fabrics: Chiffon, Rayon
required fabric: 1 1/3 Yards
Sizes: XS - XL
Digital Sewing Pattern$9.00
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A loose fitting tank is without a doubt the most versatile piece of clothing in our handmade wardrobes. The Ella Top by Liola Patterns is certainly one that makes a statement by itself or layered under your favorite leather jacket. The back yoke, optional piping and back pleat add some visual interest. Bias bound neckline and armholes and french seams will have you feeling like an accomplished sewist. Pair this top with a pair of jean cutoffs and strappy leather sandals to beat the summer heat.

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Pattern Details

Intended Paper Size: A4 (21cm x 29.7cm)
Number of Files Included: 2
Total Number of Pages: 25
Copy Shop Version Included: Yes
Pattern uses layers to select size: No

Pattern Size Chart (inches)

Bust31 1/233353739 3/8
Waist2426283032 3/4
Hip35 1/237 1/239 3/841 3/444 1/8

Finished Garment Measurements (inches)

Bust35 5/837 5/839 3/841 3/843 1/4
Shoulder to Hem Length25 5/82626 3/826 3/427 1/8

Fabric Required (yards)

51 - 59" wide1 1/31 1/31 1/31 1/31 1/3

Required Tools

  • Sewing Machine
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Pins
  • Measuring Tape
  • Fabric Scissors
  • Tailor's Chalk

Optional Tools

  • Rotary Cutter and Mat

Required Supplies

  • Thread

Additional Notes

This 24-page PDF includes all pattern pieces and step-by-step instructions with illustrations. Please note that some metric measurements may need to be converted.

I did mod the neck and arm hole bindings. The pattern doesn’t give multiple sizes for these, just one big strip of binding. Then she tells you you bind those edges before sewing the side and neck seams closed. Doing it that way leaves a big lump of fabric in the seam and makes it harder to get a nice, flat binding IMO. So I sewed the shoulder and side seams first, then measured out my binding (-2") and finished the edges with the “circle” of binding already cut to size. Also, this patterns runs really big. According to the measurements I should have made a M. I'm wearing the XS here.

I loved the instructions for French seams and binding. I've used them on lots of other patterns!

Love this pattern! Sizing is spot-on and there is enough detail with the back pleat and trim to make it just that little bit more interesting than a plain tank. I raised the neckline a little. Very straightforward and satisfying sew!

I liked this pattern and found it easy enough to follow. A couple things to note that I tried to capture in the pictures:
The armholes fit a bit closely so I often have sweat and deodorant issues
The instructions result in one shoulder strap having binding flat on both sides while the other has a flat side and a bump side. If I sew this again I will deviate from the instructions because I want both sides to be flat, even if it's harder to do.

a great design and easy sew.

The pattern was straightforward. As a novice, I had to unpick some wonky sewing and redo but overall I'm really happy with the result.

Easy to sew and good instructions.

I love this pattern. Such a professional finish. I raised the neckline a couple of centimetres - apart from that no changes.

This pattern is great. I love how Liola Pattern's designs are so clean, the instructions are clear, and all of the pieces fit together nicely!