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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.
SIZE & FITTING
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
WHAT DO I GET WITH MY PURCHASE?
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.
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.
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.
Fantail top pattern
Excellent, I've made two for my holiday, quick and easy, result is lovely, my Mum thought I'd bought them.
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.
This top was easy the do with very support instructions for the beginner that I am. Very pleased with the result.
Pattern great. Have almost finished top in a blue linen blend. Instructions with photos brilliant.
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.
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.
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!
Great pattern for a summer shirt, love the front gathered hem and longer back.
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.
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.
Very well described and super easy by step instruction - with photos! Would buy it again!
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
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: https://thesewingrevival.com/blogs/tips-tricks/adjusting-length Kindest regards, Janine
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.
Fantail tank top
Love this top it came together quickly I have made two already more come
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.
The Sewing Revival
Great job Kaz. Your new Fantail Tank looks fantastic (thanks for sharing a photo to inspire others).
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.
Great. I love this tank. Easy to make and great instructions. I’ve made two so far and love them.