The Althea Racerback Tank Top

(12 customer reviews)


The Althea Hooded Racerback Tank Top PDF sewing pattern is the most comfortable yet flattering tank top you’ve ever sewn. The tulip back option is perfect for ladies looking for a little flare, and the solid back is great for those looking for a more figure-forming silhouette. With so many included options, you can make this hooded tank top uniquely yours.

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Pattern #WK-99647

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  • Print-at-home PDF pattern files in both women’s misses and plus sizes (sizes 00-36)
  • US Letter, A4 and A0 Copy Shop formats
  • No trim pages
  • Size layers so you can print only the sizes you need
  • Complete sewing instruction ebook with our Perfect Fit custom fit adjustment tutorials

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  • Back Styles: Solid Back with Center Seam // Tulip Back
  • Hem Styles:  Straight Hem // Curved Hem // Banded Hem
  • Necklines: Crew // Scoop // Deep Scoop
  • Optional Add-ons: Kangaroo Pocket // Hood


  • Experienced beginner sewists and beyond
  • Knit fabrics
  • Casual dress

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12 reviews for The Althea Racerback Tank Top

  1. Melanie Avis (verified owner)

    Awesome pattern and instructions as always with DIBY! The fit is spot on and I love the tulip back option. I will make many more of these in all the different options, a hooded one is next on my list.

  2. Shareesa (verified owner)

    I have made 3 Althea tanks. One banded, one tulip, and one curved hem. I love them all! I didn’t add a hood to any of them, but plan on doing that for my 4th. The tulip and curved hems are fun for kickboxing and weightlifting. I love the banded one for yoga and Bodyflow to keep everything in it’s place. This pattern goes together so easily and the fit is perfection.

  3. koffmanlm (verified owner)

    I have made about 5 tank tops since this pattern released. As a mother of 3 I love that this pattern is somewhat looser fitting and can accommodate our busy lifestyle. The directions, as always, are super thorough and the fit is spot on.

  4. whitty145 (verified owner)

    This is my go-to summer tank pattern! I have 5+ of this tank across the versions and think I love the hooded version the most.

  5. Sonicka Salisbury (verified owner)

    Love this pattern! The fit is great and the instructions are easy to follow.

  6. koffmanlm (verified owner)

    This is, with out a doubt, my favorite summer top! My husband even calls this pattern part of my summer wardrobe. (Flip flops being the other part) I have easily made over a dozen Althea tanks since owning the pattern….I LOVE IT!!!

  7. Virginia Bartko (verified owner)

    Love this tank! I finally tackled a FBA and it was totally worth it and the instructions made it way less scary lol

  8. katepalsrok (verified owner)

    I’m obsessed with this tank. The tulip back is INCREDIBLY flattering and I’ve made 2, have 2 more cut and ready for sewing, and plans for many more – it’s my go-to tank pattern!! Bonus, hubs love the way it looks too!

  9. L V (verified owner)

    Great pattern. Something didn’t work out with my FBA calculation, so I gave up on that. But it turned out great anyway. Thanks for the detailed explanations 🙂

  10. neda54 (verified owner)

    I’ve made 2 of these for my daughter-in-law and she loves them! My fabric wasn’t as stretchy as it called for but it still worked out great. Thanks for designing a great pattern.

  11. Autumn Naff (verified owner)

    I love this! It was such a quick sew and it fits amazing! My 10 year old daughter loves it so much that she has been begging me to downsize the pattern and make her one, too!

  12. helenafrankel (verified owner)

    Made the Tulip back tank wthout the hood. Easy to follow instructions both for choosing a size and completing the tank.

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