The Kila Tank sewing pattern is a fitted tank top designed for stretchy knit fabrics. A slight racerback design gives this top a sporty look. Kila’s deep scoop neckline and armholes are finished with a bulk-free binding method that mimics ready-to-wear techniques.
The Kila Tank has several inches of negative ease making it a great basic layering tank top. Kila can be tucked into high-waist pants, overalls, and skirts. Because it’s sewn in super stretchy fabrics, Kila is also a great workout or pajama top for hot weather.
This is a sewing pattern intended to be used by the home sewist, not a finished garment.
Both paper and digital patterns are offered in sizes 0 to 18 (B-cup) and 12 to 30 (D-Cup).
Digital pattern includes tiled, A0 copy shop, and US copy shop files.
Paper pattern is printed double-sided on lightweight copy paper.
1/4" seam allowances included.
Step-by-step instructions with illustrations.
Well suited for the beginner sewist who has some experience sewing with stretchy knit fabrics.
RECOMMENDED FABRIC & SUPPLIES
Knit fabrics with at least 60% stretch and good recovery are recommended. If using a knit fabric with less. Cotton/spandex and rayon/spandex blend rib knits are ideal for the Kila Tank.
Fabrics weighing 5 to 9 ounces per square yard are recommended.
100% cotton knit fabrics are not recommended due to poor recovery.
Video Tutorials for the Kila Tank
Learn to sew the Kila Tank! In this video, Allie will show the start-to-finish process for sewing a fitted knit tank top, including two different binding methods.