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

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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.


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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    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.

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    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).

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