Kila Tank by Allie Olson

A fitted rib knit tank top with a slight racerback cut and a deep scoop neckline.

Pattern: Kila Tank
Designer: Allie Olson
Categories: Tanks
Difficulty: Beginner
Recommended Fabric: Rib Knit
required fabric: 1 to 11/4 yards
Sizes: 0 - 18
Digital Sewing Pattern$12.00
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The Kila Tank is a fitted tank top designed for stretchy rib knit fabrics. A slight racerback design gives this top a sporty look, but won’t reveal conventional bra straps. 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 pattern is well-suited for the beginner sewist who has some experience sewing with stretchy knit fabrics.

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Pattern Details

Intended Paper Size: Letter (8.5in x 11in) or A4 (21cm x 29.7cm)
Number of Files Included: 3
Total Number of Pages: 12
Copy Shop Version Included: Yes
Pattern uses layers to select size: Yes

Pattern Size Chart (inches)

Bust32333435363738 1/24041 1/243 1/2
Waist26272829303132 1/23435 1/237 1/2
Hips35363738394041 1/24344 1/246 1/2

Finished Garment Measurements (inches)

Bust262728293031323334 1/236
Waist23 1/224 1/225 1/226 1/227 1/228 1/229 1/230 1/23233 1/2
Hip26 1/427 1/428 1/429 1/430 1/431 1/432 1/433 1/434 3/436 1/4

Fabric Required (yards)

45” or Wider111111 1/41 1/41 1/41 1/41 1/4

Recommended Fabrics

Required Sewing Techniques

Required Tools

  • Sewing Machine
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Measuring Tape
  • Fabric Scissors
  • Tailor's Chalk

Optional Tools

  • Serger
  • Rotary Cutter and Mat

Required Supplies

  • Ballpoint Needle
  • Thread

Additional Notes

This PDF pattern includes all pattern pieces and step-by-step instructions with illustrations.

Tutorial is great. I already use the assembly method described because I have a binding attachment, but it is different from typical binding and I like this method.