Itch To Stitch Lago Tank Pattern Instructions V1

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DESCRIPTION
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
TERMS OF USE
You may make garments from this pattern for personal use and for sale. However, you may not sell or
distribute the pattern or instructions in their digital or printed form. If your friends or family would like to
have a copy, please refer them to Itch-to-Stitch.com to get a copy of the PDF Pattern for their individual use.
The purchaser has permission to have the pattern printed for their own use.
SIZING
This pattern includes twelve women’s sizes from 00 to 20. The Lago Tank is designed to be slightly relaxed.
Check both the “Body Measurements” and “Finished Garment Measurements” tables to find your best fit.
CHOOSING YOUR SIZE
1. Compare your bust circumference (fullest part) to the “Body Measurements” table. Choose the size that
best fits y our bust. If you are between sizes, choose the smaller size if you like your garment more fitted;
otherwise, choose the bigger size.
2.
Compar

e 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.
Compar

e 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 y

ou 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” (Page 6) for details.
6.
If y

ou are taller or shorter than 5’6” (168 cm), you should consider lengthening or shortening the bodice
(see “Lengthen/Shorten” on page 6).
I highly recommend that you check your fit by making a test garment with inexpensive fabric that has
similar weight as your final garment fabric. •
Relax
ed fit

Comf
ortable scoop neck

Neck and arm bands

Hip length

Lay
ers feature (print only the sizes you need)
What is the “layers” feature?
In this PDF, you can choose to turn
off the sizes you don’t need, so there
are no more distracting lines in the
pattern! See page 4 for instructions.
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BODY MEASUREMENTS
(in) 00 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20
Bust31 1⁄8 32 1⁄2 33 7⁄8 35 1⁄8 36 1⁄2 37 7⁄8 39 1⁄4 40 5⁄8 42 43 1⁄4 44 5⁄8 46
Waist 25
3⁄8 26 3⁄4 28 1⁄8 29 1⁄2 30 7⁄8 32 1⁄4 33 5⁄8 35 36 3⁄8 37 3⁄4 39 1⁄8 40 1⁄2
Hip
33 1⁄4 34 5⁄8 35 7⁄8 37 1⁄4 38 5⁄8 40 41 1⁄4 42 5⁄8 44 45 3⁄8 46 5⁄8 48
(cm) 00 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20
Bust
79 82.5 86 89 92.5 96 99.5 103 106.5 110 113.5 117
Waist 64.5 68 71.5 75 78.5 82 85.5 89 92.5 96 99.5 103
Hip 84.5 88 91 94.5 98 101.5 105 108.5 112 115.5 118.5 122
FINISHED GARMENT MEASUREMENTS
(in) 00 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20
Bust 30 1⁄2 31 7⁄8 33 1⁄4 34 5⁄8 36 37 3⁄8 38 5⁄8 40 41 3⁄8 42 3⁄4 44 1⁄8 45 3⁄8
Waist 31 1⁄2 32 7⁄8 34 1⁄4 35 5⁄8 36 7⁄8 38 1⁄4 39 5⁄8 41 42 3⁄8 43 5⁄8 45 46 3⁄8
Hip 34 7⁄8 36 1⁄4 37 5⁄8 39 40 1⁄4 41 5⁄8 43 44 3⁄8 45 3⁄4 47 48 3⁄8 49 3⁄4
(cm) 00 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20
Bust 77.5 81 84.5 88 91.5 95 98 101.5 105 108.5 112 115.5
Waist 80 83.5 87 90.5 94 97 100.5 104 107.5 111 114.5 118
Hip 88.5 92 95.5 99 102.5 106 109 112.5 116 119.5 123 126.5
MATERIALS
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.
TOOLS
◊ Ball-point or str etch machine needles
OPTIONAL TOOLS
◊ Walking foot for your sewing machine

Ser
ger machine

Co

ver stitch machine to finish your hems

Twin needles t

o finish your hems

Wooly n

ylon thread to finish your hems
HIP
BUST
WAIST BUST
WAIST HIP
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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 /y ards
00 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20
54” Wide 7⁄87 ⁄87 ⁄87 ⁄87 ⁄87 ⁄8 1 1 1 1 1 1
m etric /cm
00 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20
135 cm Wide
80 80 80 80 80 80 90 90 90 90 90 90
PRINTING INSTRUCTIONS
1. This pattern includes layered pattern tiles
tha
t allow you to print only the sizes you
need. In Acrobat Reader, click on the Layers
icon on the left tab. Expand “Itch to Stitch
Lago Tank PDF Sewing Pattern.” Next to each
size is an eye icon. Uncheck the sizes you
don’t need, and leave the eye icon on for
the size(s) that you want. As you toggle the
eye icons on and off, you can see the pattern
lines (on any page from 11 to 21) appear/
disappear as a result.
2.
Pr

int Page 11 first to check the size by
measuring the 1” x 1” or 2.5 x 2.5 cm scaling
square printed on the pattern.
3.
If y

ou wish to print the pattern tiles without
the instructions, print pages 11 to 21 only.
4.
Make sur

e that you choose “Actual Size” or
scale to 100% in the print dialog box.
5.
The pa

ttern can be printed on either A4 or US Letter (8.5” x 11”) size paper. A large format print shop
version of the pattern is provided in a separate file.
6.
Pr

int from Adobe Acrobat Reader only. Make sure you have the latest updates (go to Help -> Check for
updates). Do not print from a browser or Preview (Mac OS).
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TILE TAPING INSTRUCTIONS
◊ The pattern contains 11 pattern tiles.

Each tile con
tains a watermark number. See the image above for an overview of where the tiles should
be placed. You will have to fold or cut the paper in order to align the circles/tile edges.

The page numbers ar

e stated in red above for your convenience; they are not printed on the pattern tiles.
FABRIC CUTTING INSTRUCTIONS
Remember to pre-shrink fabric by pre-washing washables or steam-pressing non-washables.
Pattern Piece Primary Fabric
1 - Front1 on fold
2 - Back 1 on fold
3 - Neck Band 1 on fold
4 - Armhole Band 2 Mirror Images
11
15
18
12
16
1913
17
2014
21
Using a drapey fabric?
If you are using a fabric with a lot of drape
and less recovery (such as rayon knit) for the
bands, you may wish to shorten the Neck
Band (3) and Armhole Band (4) between
each set of notches and at the ends.
Fold out
Fold outRemove 3/4” (2 cm) per section.
Remove 3/8” (1 cm) per section.
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1
Front 2
Back
LENGTHEN/SHORTEN
The lengthen/shorten lines are included in this pattern.
1
Front 2
Back
1. Cut at the lengthen/shorten lines.
2.
Spread them apar
t for the desired added amount. Be sure each pair is still
vertically aligned.
3.
Dra

w lines to connect each pair. Make sure the transitions are very smooth.
4.
The same method is used t

o shorten; you would overlap the pieces instead
of spreading them apart.
1.
On Fr

ont (1), draw a very gentle curve from one size in the bust to another
size in the waist (and then to another size in the hip if necessary). Make sure
the transitions of the lines are very smooth.
2.
Similarly

, on Back (2), starting at about the same level as the front, draw a
very gentle curve from one size in the bust to another size in the waist (and
then to another size in the hip if necessary).
BLEND SIZES
You may need to choose different sizes for the armholes/straps, bust, waist and hip by blending sizes. First,
print the sizes using the Layers function (see Printing Instructions on page 4). Then follow these instructions
to blend sizes.
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LAYOUT DIAGRAM
Primary f abric
54 (135 cm) wide
all sizes
Fold
FoldFold
Selvage
1 3
4
2
MACHINE CHOICE
sewing machine
You can use a regular sewing machine to sew the seams—use a narrow zigzag stitch so that the
seams will stretch slightly. I use a 2.5 mm long and 0.5 mm wide stitch. You will barely notice the
width of the zigzags. Finishing the raw edges of the seams is not necessary since the knit fabric
does not fray.
serger machine
instead of a regular sewing machine, you could use a serger to nish your seams. a serger trims
the seam allowances, sews the seam, and overcasts the edge in one pass, so it is much faster
than using your sewing machine. you can use the 3-thread or the 4-thread overlock stitch.
cover stitch machine
the cover stitch machine can be used to sew the hems. a cover stitch looks like two rows of
straight stitches on the right side and like a serger stitch on the wrong side. the benet of a
cover stitch is that it stretches with the fabric. but if you dont have a cover stitch machine, dont
worry; you can still use your regular sewing machine to nish the hemsusing either a zigzag
stitch or a straight stitch with a twin needle.
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SEWING INSTRUCTIONS
◊ Transfer markings to the wrong sides of fabric before removing the pattern pieces from the fabric. Also
mar k center front and center back on the fold before removing the pattern pieces.

Seam allo

wances are 3/8” (1 cm) and hem allowances are 3/4” (2 cm).

When sewing with k

nit fabric, be sure to use ball-point or stretch machine needles for best results.

You ma

y choose to finish the seams by zigzagging, serging or other methods, but finishing the raw
edges of the seams is not necessary since the knit fabric does not fray.

In some par

ts, you could use a serger to serge or a sewing machine to stitch the seams. The instructions
will specify to “stitch” - which means use a sewing machine; “serge” - use a serger; or “stitch/serge” - use
either a sewing machine or a serger.

Although not r

equired, when using a sewing machine to sew knit fabric, a walking foot will give you the
best result as it will feed the top and bottom fabric evenly and prevent stretching.

If the fabr

ic gets stretched out during sewing, pressing with plenty of steam may restore the shape.

For pr

ofessional results, be sure to press your seams as you sew. It’s really worth your time!
SEWING INSTRUCTIONS KEY
Lengthen or shorten line
Grain Line
Wrong Side
Notch (or Single Notch)
Double Notch Place on fold of fabric
Stretch of Fabric - place stretchier
part of fabric in this direction
Right Side
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With right sides together,
pin Front to Back at the
shoulder. Stitch/serge
shoulder seam. Press
stitched seam open and
finish as desired, or press
serged seam toward
the back. Repeat for the
other shoulder.
2 With the right sides
together, pin and stitch/
serge Neck Band (3) on
the short ends to form a
loop. Press stitched seam
open.
3 For serged seam, clip the
seam allowance in the
middle (but not through
the seam), press one
portion to one side, and
the remaining portion
to another side. This
reduces the bulk of the
seam.
4
Match
Match
Match
Match
Fold Neck Band
lengthwise with the
wrong side inside to
create a loop. Press.
5
With right sides together,
pin Front (1) to Back (2)
at the side. Stitch/serge
side seam. Press stitched
seam open and finish as
desired, or press serged
seam toward the back.
Repeat for the other side.
1 Place the band on the
right side of the bodice
with the cut edges of the
band and the neckline
aligned. The band seam
should be on top of the
center back. Stretch the
band so notches match
shoulder seams and
center front matches
center front. Stitch/serge.
6 Flip the Neck Band up
and press the seam
allowances toward the
bodice.
Optional: you may top
stitch the Neck Band to
the bodice around the
neckline.
7
With the right sides
together, pin and stitch/
serge Armhole Band (4)
on the short ends to form
a loop. Press stitched
seam open. 8
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You are done! Put on your
awesome tank, admire
your handiwork, smile
and take a picture!
Match
Match
Match Match
Place the band on the
right side of the armhole
with the cut edges of the
band and the armhole
aligning. The band seam
should be on top of the
side seam. Stretch the
band so the notches/
double notch match the
notches and shoulder
seam. Stitch/serge. 11
Flip Armhole Band up
and press the seam
allowances toward
the bodice. Optional:
you may top stitch
the Armhole Band to
the bodice around the
armhole. Repeat steps
8 to 12 for the other
armhole. 12
Fold Armhole Band
lengthwise with the
wrong side inside to
create a loop. Press. 10
For serged seam, clip the
seam allowance in the
middle (but not through
the seam), press one
portion to one side, and
the remaining portion
to another side. This
reduces the bulk of the
seam. 9 Press hem up 3/4”
(2cm). Use one of these
methods: (a) zigzag
stitch; (b) a twin needle
with two spools of
thread; or (c) cover stitch
by using a cover stitch
machine. Optional: hand
wind wooly nylon in the
bobbin to be used with
twin needles to increase
stretchiness. 13
Check out others’ Lago Tanks, show off your own creation,
discuss the pattern and trade tips with your fellow sewists.
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Size000 2
4 6 8
10
12 14 16
18
20
SIZE KEY
1” x 1”
2.5 x 2.5 cm
Be sure to measure the 1”
or 2.5 cm scaling square
before cutting your fabric!
Sewing Pattern Size 00 - 20
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Itch
Stitch
to

1 2
Grain Line
Center Fold
Stretch of Fabric
Lengthen or Shorten

2 3
Itch Stitch
to
1 Front
Cut 1 of Primary Fabric on Fold
3/8” (1 cm) Seam Allowance and
3/4” (2 cm) Hem Allowance Included

3 4

5

5 6

6 7

8
Grain Line
Grain Line
Itch
Stitch
to
3
Neck Band
Cut 1 of Primary Fabric on Fold
3/8” (1 cm) Seam Allowance Included
Center Fold
Stretch of Fabric

8 9
Itch
Stitch
to
4
Armhole Band
Cut 2 Mirror Images of Primary Fabric3/8” (1 cm) Seam Allowance Included
Grain Line
Center Fold
Stretch of Fabric
Lengthen or Shorten

9 10
Itch Stitch
to
2 Back
Cut 1 of Primary Fabric on Fold
3/8” (1 cm) Seam Allowance and
3/4” (2 cm) Hem Allowance Included
Stretch of Fabric

10 11