Ella top aka trying to rock a seventies vibe

Hi guys,

Super quick post to share a super quick make. The Ella top from Liola Patterns is a  a casual tank top with french seams, bust darts, a back yoke, and back pleat. I cut the size small based on the finished garment measurements.

I quite like the shape – fitted at the top and tiny amount of flare at the hem. Its a very satisfying sew that comes together very quickly. The armholes and neckline are finished using bias binding.

Its a very well drafted pattern where everything just lines up beautifully. Unfortunately the material I made this with was horrible to work with. It was spongy and wouldn’t hold a crease. I made the mistake of turning my iron heat to medium and it burnt the fabric right off! So this is a muslin.

The top has a  comfortable fit and made in the right fabric (am thinking cotton lawn, linen, silk) it will be great.

Its a very summery thing to wear. I didn’t get to wear it that much because in summer I just love dresses – especially maxi dresses. Yet I like it enough to think about how I could incorporate it into my wardrobe for next summer (make some shorts maybe?). I will update you next summer then 🙂

For pictures I styled it with my Birkins trying to go for a 70s vibe….life is too short to not try the 70s 🙂 birkin16ella20topbirkin15birkin9birkin14

Liola Patterns Ella Top

Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the interwebs!

Peace and love,




20 thoughts on “Ella top aka trying to rock a seventies vibe

    1. Thanks Sam. I forgot to mention in my post that I cut the yoke on the bias to play around with the squares. The actual pattern has you cut the yoke on the SG


  1. Never heard of them either and will investigate. I really like the features on the back too. I’m still in awe of your jeans and, yes, you are rocking the 70s vibe – I should know, I was there 😉

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  2. This is lovely! I really like that yoke at the back. I’m hoping to get some more summer tops made while the weather is so nice, fingers crossed the sun sticks around long enough for my slow sewing! Another new to me patten company to, off to check them out.

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