Minttu by Named Clothing

A swing tank top with side panels and an all-in-one facing.

Pattern: Minttu
Designer: Named Clothing
Categories: Tanks
Difficulty: Beginner
Recommended Fabrics: Jersey, Ponte de Roma
required fabric: 11/2 to 2
Sizes: 0 - 18
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The Minttu Swing Top by Named clothing is a loose-fitting swing top with a rounded neckline. An all-in-one facing provides a clean finish on the neckline and armholes. Sew your own Minttu Top in a lightweight jersey for an easy warm-weather tank top.

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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: 28
Copy Shop Version Included: Yes
Pattern uses layers to select size: Yes

Pattern Size Chart (inches)

Bust3031 1/23334 1/236 1/437 3/439 1/24143 1/445 3/4
Waist23 1/225 1/426 3/428 1/43031 1/23334 1/23739 1/2
Hip3334 1/236 1/437 3/439 1/24142 1/24446 1/248 3/4

Finished Garment Measurements (inches)

Bust29 3/431 1/233 1/43536 3/438 1/240 1/442 1/44547 3/4
Waist41 1/44344 3/446 3/447 3/449 1/25152 1/25557 1/2
Length (Center-back neck to hem)24 1/224 1/224 1/224 1/224 1/224 1/224 1/224 1/224 1/224 1/2

Fabric Required (yards)

60" width1 1/21 1/21 1/21 1/21 1/21 1/21 1/21 1/21 1/21 3/4
45" width1 1/21 1/21 1/21 1/21 1/21 1/21 3/4222

Recommended Fabrics

Required Sewing Techniques

Required Tools

  • Sewing Machine
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Pins
  • Measuring Tape
  • Fabric Scissors

Optional Tools

  • Serger
  • Rotary Cutter and Mat
  • Tailor's Chalk

Required Supplies

  • Ballpoint Needle
  • Interfacing
  • Thread

Additional Notes

This PDF pattern includes all pattern pieces and step-by-step instructions with illustrations. Please note: this pattern requires 3/4 yd. of interfacing with the same (or more) amount of stretch as the fabric.

Love this top! The facings were so confusing, so do yourself a favor and just watch the tutorial. It's still a little tricky but at least it's understandable! I didn't have knit interfacing so I skipped it. After a washing the jersey facing started to curl a bit and a line was visible when I wore the shirt. So I bought some knit interfacing and am going to try and add it now. On the next version I'll narrow the side panels a bit, or go down a size because the arm scythes are a little large and my bra is visible.

I have sewn up two fo these tops and found the instructions beautifully written until it came to the all in one facings. The concept was so confusing to me. Luckily there's a lovely video tutorial here that helped me a lot and resulted in two very comfortable tops that I wear a lot! I found the sizing to be perfect and even though they gave me a challenge I love the look and feel of the facings. Its a very clean, professional finish

The only tricky part of the instructions was in regards to the all-in-one facing, but the video tutorial on the Indiesew blog clarifies any confusion.

I have a confession to make.....this was so comfortable and fit so well that I haven't taken the time to finish the facings and am wearing it around the house as my comfy shirt. (I live in the desert and it's hot as I'll get out here). I made it long enough that shorts are optional around the house. I'll get to the facings soon, I swear. I've already cut another out and it is sitting by my serger, ready to go.

The first one I used my regular sewing machine, but I think the knit would stand wear and tear better if the major seams were serged. However, I must warn you that I am really tough on my everyday house clothes, so this probably wouldn't be an issue with normal wear. (I've been hanging new art, going through a 30-day deep cleaning of my pad, etc. there's been a ton of movement and stretching which puts abnormal stress on any garment.)

I'm really happy with this pattern and will likely make a bunch of these tops! The all in one facing is definitely the hardest part of the assembly but there is a really helpful video tutorial for it on the IndieSew blog that clarified everything for me.

My bust measurement is about an inch bigger than the 31.5" listed for the size I made, but I didn't want to be drowning in a bigger one. Thankfully it fits just fine! I may even consider going down to the first size in the future. It only took about two hours to complete, so it's a very quick sew.

I'm a sewing noob. This was my first pattern. I had a very hard time understanding what I should be doing with the armholes. It took me awhile to sort out, and I had to go to youtube for better instruction. Of course once I figured out what I should be doing, I still managed to butcher that process. It's a gorgeous tank though, very versatile. I'm sure I'll try this pattern again in the future.