Tops & sweater sewing patterns

Fantail Shirt & Sweatshirt

Size Guide

Please refer size chart (scroll to last image) for international size comparisons.
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A sister top to the Fantail Tank but with full length raglan sleeves. 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 Shirt is a simple sew and the curved hem made easy with bias binding.

This is a trans-seasonal top that can take you from smart casual to work.

Easy. Different. Flattering and is a perfect match with the Sidewinder Pants.

>STYLE OPTIONS: Round neck and "V" neck in a SHIRT or SWEATSHIRT option. Refer design sketch in product images.

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

FANTAIL SHIRT: Designed for woven fabrics, we recommend cotton, rayon, viscose, polyester crepe and light weight linen.
FANTAIL SWEATER: Sew with light to medium weight knits (jersey cotton, sweat shirting and merino wool).

Please note you are purchasing a digital pattern that will be sent directly to your email inbox after payment. You can print this pattern at home on A4 or US letter sized paper or take it to a print shop for large scale printing (AO size).

*You will not receive a hard copy printed pattern.*

Each purchase comes with 4 sizes (please refer last image for size chart and international size comparisons):
Small> (NZ/AU/UK 6-8-10-12  | US 2-4-6-8)                      AOx1 pg | PAHx20 pg
Medium> (NZ/AU/UK 10-12-14-16  | US 6-8-10-12)         AOx2 pg | PAHx22 pg
Large> (NZ/AU/UK 14-16-18-20  | US 10-12-14-16)         AOx2 pg | PAHx25 pg   
X-Large> (NZ/AU/UK 18-20-22-22  | US 14-16-18-20)      AOx2 pg | PAHx25 pg

This is a loose fitting garment. If you prefer it to be a little less "roomy" or you are "in between" sizes then we suggest you err on the smaller size. 

 >INSTANT DOWNLOAD available immediately after checkout includes 3 separate PDF files:
1. INSTRUCTIONS : clear & detailed with a mix of diagrams and photos
2. PAH (Print at home) pattern tiles (printable in A4 or US Letter)
3. AO Copy shop file if you wish to print on large scale paper at your local print shop

 >Use the ADOBE LAYERS FEATURE to open the PDF pattern file and print only the size you need (and eliminate the "noise" of the unwanted sizes). You can also use the URL and bookmark links within the file to quickly access information and support. Download Adobe Reader for free (for Windows and Mac) here.


>TIPS for a creating a bias neckline here (pattern instructions are for a facing)

For inspiration,Pattern hacks and the Testers feedback you might like to read the Fantail Shirt/Sweatshirt blog right here.

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