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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    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!

    Astrid J.
    Germany Germany

    A great sewing pattern

    First I had problems with sewing the facing, but suddenly I understood and then it was easy. It is modern and comfortable. I love it. Thank you.

    Sharon W.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom

    Another fabulous pattern

    Love the way the elasticated front elevates the style. A very useful holiday top.

    cheryl S.
    United States United States


    Ordered my pattern April 3rd. It is now 4/22 and I still have not received the pattern

    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.

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