Liola Patterns Ella Top

Liola Patterns Ella Top

Almost a year ago to date, I finished my first Ella Top. It never made the blog, but I do have photographic proof via my Instagram

Liola Patterns Ella Top


Ella Top from Liola Patterns in peach skin fabric from Girl Charlee, 2015

I brightened the photo above for clarity. The fit was almost perfect without modifications (except length)…almost. I ended up giving it away because it was a little tight across the bust. I have wanted a simple woven tank forever but I always feel like my girls will break the shirt. 

Liola Patterns Ella Top

I recently made another Ella Top but sadly, I’ve forgotten what adjustments I made. I remember that I added some swing to the side seams and changed the hem a bit. 

Liola Patterns Ella Top with knit back

Using a knit fabric for the back alleviated the need for an FBA. I didn’t use the dart placements, mostly because I forgot to mark them. I pinned myself in the mirror and sewed. The busy print makes it difficult to see the dart, but it’s doing what it’s supposed to, like a good little dart should. I think the print placement on this top is even sort of minimizing, in a good way.

Liola Patterns Ella Top

I love the fit, although I wish I hadn’t swung the side seams out. It might have caused some fabric pooling in back. I think I’ll make another Ella Top with no adjustments. The knit fabric in back seems to cure the snug bust. 

Liola Patterns Ella Top


Coincidentally, my second Ella Top was also made with peach skin fabric from Girl Charlee. I love the lightweight drape and the opaqueness of this fabric. It’s perfect for sweaty summers. 

Liola Patterns Ella Top

I barely eeked out enough bias to finish the neckline and armcyes. This pattern is a quick sew, making the bias tape took longer than making the top.

Liola Patterns Ella Top

I love the contrasting back yoke and pleats. Had to get a shot of my favorite part!

Liola Patterns Ella Top


Liola Patterns Ella Top in peach skin fabric from Girl Charlee 



About The Author

Amy Mayen

Hello. I'm Amy and I'm addicted to sewing. I borderline-hoard fabric, buttons, & patterns. Sometimes I wish I could pile my fabric up on the floor and just roll in it!


  1. Denise/DIY Crush

    Love this top!! The back is awesome! Thanks for sharing at the DIY Crush Craft party!! The new party has just started!! Stop by to share your latest posts!

  2. Angela

    That looks like the perfect tank pattern. Of course because I just last night told my husband (as he watched me print and tape a 40 page pattern together) that I now own EVERY pattern I should ever need. Except I don’t have a tank I love either and I love that this one has a back yoke. Love your fabrics and it does fit great. Congrats.
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