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

Regular price $16.50

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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.


The PDF pattern is available in sizes 8-22. 

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. 


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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    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.

    Robin B.
    New Zealand New Zealand

    Fantail Tank

    I thoroughly enjoyed making this top. I learnt a new technique - the Burrito method for attaching a combined neck and armhole facing. I found the photos and instructions very clear to follow. Often I find tank top/singlet armholes to big, and a bit to revealing, but these ones were perfect for me. I really liked the front elastic band. I will definitely be making this tank top again.

    Sandra H.
    Germany Germany

    Great pattern. Very detailed instructions. Love it :-)

    Easy and quick to sew once you decided on the fabric... Very helpful instructions, many fotos.

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