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Agility Tank and Dress

(16 customer reviews)


PDF Sewing pattern for a sports bra and overlay tank and dress. All options include choice of nursing style, T-back, or strappy back choices.  The tankini cut lines have a lower arm scye, so more skin shows, but you’re still modestly covered at the beach.  The Agility looks great when paired with either the Ultimate Bikini Bottoms or the Riptide Reversible Shorties!
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The Agility Tank and Dress has enough options to outfit you every day of the week.

Included in the pattern:
  • T-back sports bra
  • Strappy back sports bra
  • T-back or strappy back overlay tank with a drawstring or banded hem
  • T-back or strappy back tankini overlay (lower cut sides, so skin shows beneath bra)
  • T-back or strappy back overlay dress
  • Nursing modification
  • Maternity pattern pieces

Every option in the Agility Tank and Dress can be made with nursing access! This pattern is best suited for athletic knit fabric such as poly or nylon spandex. For fabric options that provide the most support, I highly suggest you look into buying our PowerNet fabric and use it as a sandwiched liner in your bra tops. Fabric requirements are listed in one of the photos. Other notions needed for the tank include matching thread, elastic, and nursing clips if you’re making a breastfeeding tank top or bra.

This sewing pattern comes in sizes XXS – 3XL. Included in your purchase are professionally drawn pattern pieces formatted for 8.5×11, A4, and A0 printers. PLEASE only use the A4 pattern if you are located outside of the US and own an A4 printer! The file also includes a professional tutorial that includes pictures or drawings to help you sew up your new favorite outfit.

Don’t forget to check out the Girls’ Agility Tank and Dress so you can make your daughter a matching top!



16 reviews for Agility Tank and Dress

  1. Jackie a Burney

    This is my new favorite athletic top. Everything fits together as it should. The instructions are clear, concise, and thorough. And, oh, the options! I need a dozen more in my dresser!

  2. Theresa Lovett

    Amazing pattern!
    Easy to follow and very well written. I love the fit on myself (Size XL) and my 12 year old daughter loves it too (Size XXS). I suspect a dozen or more of these in both our closets by the end of the summer!

  3. Nicole Weigel

    Love, love, love this pattern. It is extremely versatile and easy to put together. The pattern is accommodating to so many shapes and sizes, a terrific option for my plus sized frame. The nursing option is exceptional, and the whole thing is a breeze to put together thanks to a great tutorial. You will not be disappointed with this pattern!

  4. Laura ONeal

    This is well made pattern! The finished garment is lovely and comfortable. Can’t wait to make more of these!!

  5. Stephanie Kay

    Great pattern! I made the strappy overlay dress and it is perfect! Can’t wait to see up some workout tops as well.

  6. Djem F

    Fantastic pattern! I love all the options and the fit is spot on!

  7. Gloria Richardson

    Love the construction and fit of the Agility! Thorough instructions. True to size!

  8. Lisa Marshall

    I love my agility tank/dress! This is the first dress pattern I’ve had that I didn’t have to adjust the length 😀
    I love the versatility. This has been a great addition to my summer wardrobe and I find it is a go to pattern for my many different needs. The options are endless!

  9. Michelle Gagnon (verified owner)

    I have had so much fun making different versions of this and I haven’t gotten around to them all. I’m super happy with this pattern. Recommend it to all 🙂

  10. Melissa (verified owner)

    My new favorite shirt! This pattern make a fun, trendy shirt that can be worn in so many ways. I love having a built in bra!

  11. Jessica Barahona

    I used this pattern to make a nursing swimsuit! It was so amazingly handy at the beach, and so much more comfortable than any other swimsuit I’ve owned. Love the fit and look, and I can’t wait to use it to make more athletic gear, and everyday wear for summer! Awesome pattern pages, no trimming to put it together and great hyperlinks in the tutorial to help you skip to the parts you need. Lots of options in this one!

  12. KAREN (verified owner)

    Made 3 swimsuits using this ,so comfortable and stylish,will be making more.

  13. Diane Cullum (verified owner)

    I used this pattern to make my cousin a mastectomy swim suit top. With the extra directions for lining/nursing/etc., it was very easy for me to turn it into just what she needed. She loves the style and how the outer top is sewed separate from the bra. It was very easy to sew with wonderful directions all long the way. I immediately had to make myself a top afterward. I’m loving mine too! I’ll be making more and trying the strappy back.

  14. Stephanie Griffin (verified owner)

    This was my first item sewing with knits! It seemed a little scary at first, but it was actually really easy for a beginner! I made it into a workout shirt with the lower arm holes to make it extra breezy. I love how many options there are. I plan to make many, many more!

  15. Tricia (verified owner)

    I made this as a tankini top and love it! It’s stylish, comfortable, and supportive. It draws attention where I want it, and the tank skims the lumps and bumps of my figure without clinging. It’s reasonably modest, but manages not to be frumpy. This was my first try at swimwear and the instructions were super straightforward. Also loved that it’s a layered pdf so I could print only my size.

  16. Crystal Anderson (verified owner)

    I love this pattern – in comparison with a national brand name version, the finished tank is SO less complicated to put on, custom straps allow me to place them where they won’t put strain on my neck and shoulders (hence I can wear it all day long vs just a workout), and the instructions are easy to follow.

    The grading for my larger hips was perfect (even with swim fabric!) and it fits perfectly without being restrictive.

    I can’t wait to make just the bra, as it will replace my commercially purchased ones that are dying slow deaths – then I can have ALL the cool fabrics for my bras!

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