Fantail shirt sewing pattern
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

Share your makes on Instagram & Facebook tagging #FantailTank and @thesewingrevival


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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    Steffie A.
    South Africa South Africa

    Best ever

    Easy, quick sew with outstanding results. Made this in the morning. Wore it that afternoon and went to buy more fabric for 2 more of these tops.

    Terri R.
    New Zealand New Zealand

    Easy Peasy

    This pattern was really easy and simple to sew even though I'm a intermediate beginner. I opted to have the AO printed at a copy shop which made cutting the pattern out so simple. While somethings were the first time trying for me I found the instructions easy to follow along with. Love the fit and flow of the top, very comfortable to wear.

    Julie B.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom

    Fantail top pattern

    Excellent, I've made two for my holiday, quick and easy, result is lovely, my Mum thought I'd bought them.

    New Zealand New Zealand

    I just love making the Fantail Top

    Great pattern. I usually tuck my shirts slightly on one side so I dont look so frumpy but with this pattern I dont need to as it creates a nice lift. I did a little bit of Sashiko stitching on this one - material is Jersey.


    The Sewing Revival

    Thanks for your review Sharon. I really love the Sashiko stitching on the front too. Definitely takes it up a notch.

    Jayne S.
    New Zealand New Zealand

    Professional look

    This top was easy the do with very support instructions for the beginner that I am. Very pleased with the result.

    Pauline V.
    Australia Australia


    Pattern great. Have almost finished top in a blue linen blend. Instructions with photos brilliant.

    Lorraine M.
    New Zealand New Zealand

    Beautiful Project

    I’m very new to sewing so I was very anxious about being able to produce something I was happy to wear. My worries were totally unfounded. Not only were the instructions very clear and easy to follow, the finish of the top was fantastic. It actually looks like I bought it in a shop. I love it and will be making it again in another colour.

    Kelly J.
    New Zealand New Zealand

    Fantail tank

    Great pattern really happy with the way my 2 tops came out. Learnt a couple of new skills. Using bias binding on curved hem. I found it a lot quicker and gave a great flat hem. The burrito roll for doing facings was just brilliant.The pattern was easy to print and assemble. Overall I found this pattern simple fast and fun to make.

    Mary S.
    Australia Australia

    Great looking simple professional looking top that can be made in an afternoon!

    My initial concerns regarding printing a pattern on A4 pages were allayed with your diagrams. As a fairly experienced sewer I learned about the burrito facing - love it. I didn’t bias the back hem and did a simple one which looks good. I will size down and make another 5/6 for summer!

    Angela G.
    Germany Germany

    Fantail tank

    Great pattern for a summer shirt, love the front gathered hem and longer back.

    Elizabeth D.
    United States United States

    Super Cute Top

    This pattern sews up nicely and looks super cute on. I’ve made two so far - one in 100% cotton and one in broadcloth. I sewed a size down because it seemed really full in the bust. I also cut the elastic a little longer so the fantail would lay smoother in the back. I’m looking at ordering the full sleeve version for Fall sewing. It would be great made in flannel.

    Natasha T.
    Canada Canada

    Easy to make top

    I LOVE this pattern and didn’t think it was so easy to make. I’m not experienced with sewing and found the instructions super easy to follow. I also learned a new technique, the burrito method, which is super cool. I will definitely be making more of this top and have just bought the full arm length pattern so can’t wait to try it out.

    The Sewing Revival Fantail Tank Review
    Ulrike B.
    Germany Germany

    Love it!!

    Very well described and super easy by step instruction - with photos! Would buy it again!

    Kay C.
    New Zealand New Zealand

    Fantail top

    I really loved making this top. I leant a new technic which worked great. I was very pleased with the finished product. The only thing I have found that I am very full in the bust so the length of the top in the front is a little shorter than I like, so am trying to work out how I can change this so I can make the top again.

    The Sewing Revival Fantail Tank Review

    The Sewing Revival

    Hi Kay, Refer to the shorten/lengthen line on the bodice pattern to extend the length of your top. Refer page 5 for instructions on how to do this - or check out our on line tutorial from the link below: Kindest regards, Janine

    S C.
    New Zealand New Zealand

    Another great pattern!! Quick and easy

    This is my 4th sewing revival pattern! The measurements seemed quite loose so I sewed a size smaller than I usually would and it came out great. The instructions on the burrito roll and the use of bias binding on the back hem gave a nice neat finish.

    The Sewing Revival Fantail Tank Review
    New Zealand New Zealand

    Love this pattern

    This tank top is fantastic. Came together easily, the burrito method makes for such lovely neck line and arm holes. Feel great wearing it. I will go down a size for my next one.

    Sylvia D.
    Australia Australia

    Fantail tank top

    Love this top it came together quickly I have made two already more come

    New Zealand New Zealand

    Super comfortable and stylish

    Easy to make for a confident beginner. I conquered the burrito and learnt something new! I’m between sizes and after having read the other reviews, made the smaller size which fits perfectly. I chose blue linen for this one.

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    The Sewing Revival

    Great job Kaz. Your new Fantail Tank looks fantastic (thanks for sharing a photo to inspire others).

    Sue H.
    New Zealand New Zealand

    Fantail Tank

    I have made two now. I think this would be one of my favourite patterns. I did find the top was a bit big so went down a size with the second one and then graduated it back out for the hip area. The instructions are clear and I love the burrito method (I think that is the correct name) I think it is alot easier and neater than sewing facings the normal way. I am not an experienced sewer so if I can do it anyone can.

    Alice T.
    New Zealand New Zealand

    Fantail Tank

    Great. I love this tank. Easy to make and great instructions. I’ve made two so far and love them.

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