Fantail shirt sewing pattern
Fantail Tank
Fantail Tank
Fantail Tank
Fantail Tank
Fantail Tank
Fantail Tank
Fantail Tank
Fantail Tank
Fantail Tank
Fantail Tank Fabric requirements
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Fantail Tank

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A special sleeveless top that is easy to sew with a designer twist. The center front hem gather adds unique interest and the lowered back hem ensures the top is flattering around the derriere. A lovely line is created from the center front down along the hip and around the rear hem creating a "fantail". The Fantail Tank is a simple sew and the curved hem made easy with bias binding.

Perfect on a hot day worn with shorts or to an evening BBQ with jeans or summer trousers.

Easy. Different. Flattering.

STYLE OPTIONS: Round neck and "V" neck

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Please refer to the FABRIC REQUIREMENT CHART as one of the last images on this product listing. You can magnify this image if viewing it on a mobile phone whilst in a fabric store.

WOVEN fabrics : We recommend cotton, rayon, viscose, polyester crepe and light weight linen. Refer to the product images noting how the different fabrics respond to the center front gather. A crisp cotton gives a lovely gather definition, whilst a softer draping fabric like rayon produces a softer gather.

Our samples are made up as follows:
Main image- round neck option in mustard linen
Grey V Neck version is cotton/polyester blend
White Round Neck in cotton lawn


Confident Beginner | Easy Intermediate (4/10).
The Fantail Tank can be sewn with or without an overlocker (serger) to neaten the seams.


Select your size and you will also receive the sizes above and below to allow for grading between if you need. This pattern is a loose fit, so you might like to err on the smaller size if you are having trouble deciding. Refer the Size Chart for help if you need. 

This PDF pattern is available in bundles of 3 sizes (please refer to image number 14 for the size chart):  

 UK|AU|NZ 8-12   and  US 4-8                PAH x 23 | AO x 1 pages
 UK|AU|NZ 10-14   and  US 6-10            PAH x 26 | AO x 1 pages
 UK|AU|NZ 12-16 and  US 8-12              PAH x 27 | AO x 1 pages
 UK|AU|NZ 14-18  and  US 10-14           PAH x 28 | AO x 1 pages
 UK|AU|NZ 16-22   and  US 12-18          PAH x 30 | AO x 1 pages


After your payment is processed you will receive an email with links to instantly download the following:

1. Print-at-home file including instructions (on A4 or letter paper). This file includes instructions on how to sew up the Fantail Tank, links to a video tutorial and the Pattern Tiles to print and compile at home. This file lets you get started immediately.

Opening the file in ADOBE READER will maximize the pattern features (Layers feature will allow you to print only the single size you need).  You can also use the URL and bookmark links within the file to quickly access information and support. You can download Adobe Reader for free (for Windows and Mac) here.


2. CopyShop(AO size) . This file contains the pattern in your chosen sizes in the large AO size. Take this file to your local Print Shop if printing & compiling at home is not your thing.


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    Joanna V.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom

    Nice pattern, good instructions but far too big!

    The pattern is good and a bit more interesting than a plain vest top. The instructions were easy to follow. However, the main issue was I had to adjust it quite a lot as even the smallest size was far too big for me. I am a size 8 and the shoulders seams overhung my shoulders, the armholes were far too big and the top was just too big everywhere. I liked the finished project but it took a lot of adjusting so a smaller size would be nice.

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    Astrid H.
    Germany Germany

    Fantail Tank

    I love this pattern. Thank you so much.

    Michelle B.
    Canada Canada

    Fantail tank top pattern

    This is a pretty style and gives pizzaz to the regular summer tank top. I appreciated how well the armholes were drafted - they don't gape. Three stars because facings are not interfaced or understitched. With the rest of the instructions being so thorough and explained for a beginning sewist (I am very experienced), interfacing and understitching the facings are two basic sewing standards in garment construction. For a person beginning to learn garment sewing, this is a miss in what could be an excellent pattern.


    The Sewing Revival

    Thank you so much for taking the time to review this pattern Michelle. The Fantail tank is one of our earliest designs and is due for an upgrade. I will add your comments to the checklist and ensure we include instructions for interfacing and understitching the neck facing. If you are reading this review, please check for a "Pattern Updates" tab under the product description which will appear once the upgrade is done. Kind regards, Janine

    Susie G.
    United States United States

    Perfect Vacation Tank!

    Love the results! Wanted a woven tank for an upcoming trip to a warm destination, and the Fantail Tank was just perfect! Love the bias tape curved hem in the back❤️

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    Joyce V.
    United States United States

    Love it!! It is in my luggage for European vacation!

    Pattern was easy… I have been seeing for 50 years … love learning new techniques. Burrito facing is GENIUS

    Valentina R.
    Chile Chile

    Happy with my new tank

    I am a beginner in the use of patterns and of the brands I have used this one is among the best, mainly because of the clarity of the instructions. I only had problems with the burrito method, so I went to a video and I was left wondering if it's a problem with the method or with the video in particular, but the lower sides of the armholes were not so polished. Also, I opted for the V-neckline and it was a bit wider than I'm comfortable wearing. But I'll definitely do it again. I wonder if it will work with sleeves and a light jersey fabric for the colder months. Translated with (free version)

    Sabine W.
    Germany Germany

    Beautiful shirt. Slightly wide cut. Maybe I should eat more chocolate?

    Despite my poor English, very clear instructions. Shirt is cut a little wide in my opinion. I will definitely sew it again.

    Janice H.
    Australia Australia

    Great Pattern

    Everything so easy & cuts true to size no adjustments required. Easy to follow instructions.

    Australia Australia

    Tablecloth to dress

    I am really enjoying sewing these lovely patterns. Great instructions and even after years of sewing, I have learned some new techniques. Highly recommend The Sewing Revival. Here is my version of the Fernbird dress. I bought a linen tablecloth and it didn't fit my table so I have converted it into a dress.

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    The Sewing Revival

    Oh I love that you had such great success upcycling!Your Fernbird dress looks fabulous.

    Germany Germany

    Ups, I made it again

    I used four old jeans to sew this top again and I love it. Thank you for the pattern.

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    Claire F.
    Australia Australia

    Fantail tank

    I am really happy with this pattern. I have only used the pattern once so far and made a couple of mistakes… 2nd attempt will be better but that’s on me, not the pattern. I learnt two new things (the burrito facing method and how to use bias binding) so I consider this purchase money well spent on skill development :). Would recommend to others!

    Monica G.
    Italy Italy

    Love it!

    The pattern and instructions are clear and easy to follow. The fit is great (being petite, I only shortened the pattern a bit to keep proportions right). Instead of using bias tape to hem the bottom edge, I made a narrow hem and it worked just fine with my linen fabric. I love my Fantail Tank!

    Sue O.
    New Zealand New Zealand

    love your patterns

    always love your patterns and learnt a new trick with the facings as well. I have several of your patterns and have not been dissappointed with any of them. Thanks again!

    New Zealand New Zealand

    Quick, easy and flattering

    This is my 3rd TSR pattern, and just like the previous 2, I'm extremely satisfied. The instructions are clear, the pattern is very flattering and it all went swimmingly! I chose the tank rather than the sweatshirt as I wanted some flexibility with adding my own type of sleeves (not a fan of the sleeves that are part of the sweatshirt pattern). So far I've made 2 versions, both with long sleeves added, and I love them! Will be using this pattern a lot in the summer, both with and without sleeves. Highly recommended if you like to do a bit of pattern hacking and live on the edge :)

    Marcia D.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom

    Fantail Top

    Just finished my first sewing revival pattern and loved the experience. I'm used to having to trace patterns so wasn't put off by having to print and make the pattern from the tiles. I liked the fact that seam allowances are included as that made cutting out easier and more accurate. I'm a UK size 12 so made the 10 following comments on the site and think it's a good fit. Little baggy under the arms but that's the style, and like others I am definitely planning to make more and might even go down another size for a slightly different look. The pictures and tutorials were really helpful, yep a fan of the burrito roll too. Overall I can't believe how professional the garment looks. I'm an OK beginner on simple projects.

    Germany Germany

    I'm a fan

    I love making new clothes out of old ones. Cut a skirt in two halves and used them to sew this top. I'm super happy. Getting everything right with printing took a while but then worked out really well. Putting together the pattern tiles was very easy and done with little effort and no confusion. Good instructions. Thank you.

    Canada Canada

    Fantail shirt

    Very easy pattern. Loved using the “burrito” roll technique for the facings. I made this out of linen with matching “sidewinder” pants. This makes a beautiful set. I receive many compliments each time I wear it.

    Ina M.
    Germany Germany

    Lotete shirt

    I love this shirt. My first attempt at size M (my size) was too big. But in size S it fits perfectly. I found it a bit complicated to sew the curve, it didn't fit so well. I'll start with the curve next time. Maybe that's better ;) Thanks for this great pattern.

    Kanae S.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom

    No reply for my SOS email

    I had problems with my own printer so I asked my friend to print this pattern . But I only ask her to print just as pattern without instructions. Then I wanted to see the instructions later on my own iPad, it was expired. So I emailed to your help but no response at all.


    The Sewing Revival

    Hello Kanae, My apologies for thedelayed response. On researching this I did find your email and my apologies that I missed it. Please note that your files are automatically saved in the "Downloads" (sometimes Documents) folder on your device. We always recommend right clicking and saving the files in a new folder on your computer so that you can find them and print from them as many times as you wish in the future. Please search your device for the instructions and don't hesitate to email (or direct message) me if you need further help. Kind regards, Janine

    Beverly R.
    United States United States

    Fun Sew

    Instructions and patterns are top notch! absolutely loved that there was no hand stitching on this pattern. I’ll be making several!

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