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Allie Olson - Kila Tank

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.

  • Pattern is offered in sizes 0 to 18 (B-cup) and 12 to 30 (D-Cup).
  • 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 Fabrics + Supplies

  • Knit fabrics with at least 60% stretch and good recovery are recommended. 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.
  • Coordinating thread
Visit Allie Olson for a sew-along as well as pattern hacks to make a swing tank and a tutorial for sewing knit bands.

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