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Axis Tank D/E Cup - Paper Sewing Pattern

Axis Tank D/E Cup - Paper Sewing Pattern

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This is a Preprinted Paper Sewing Pattern.

The Axis Tank is the ultimate comfortable bra. You can wear it alone, layered with another bra, or to sleep in. Worn with a shaped, supportive bra, the Axis Tank distributes tension around your torso, relieving tight spots and uncomfortable restriction. It’s just the thing to layer with sheer tops, and is a super comfortable option to wear under sweaters and layers. Two neckline options work with a range of clothing styles, and both options are available with beautiful geometric design lines, creating panels that can be used for color blocking or trim insertion. 

Garment can be entirely constructed with a sewing machine, serger/overlocking machine optional. Techniques required include zig zag stitches, pinning + sewing curved seams, and understitching seam allowances.

If you need small bust options, see the B/C cup sizing. and Complete Pattern Bundle.

You may not sell garments made using this pattern.  

Material Recommendations

Knit fabrics with 50-75% stretch, preferably with a spandex content. Bamboo, Rayon, or blends with Cotton, Lycra, Silk, Spandex, Nylon, Tencel. 100% cotton tends to stretch out quickly. Measure stretch by marking out 4” of fabric, then gently stretch to max.

Yardage + Notions

SIZES XXS - XL | 1/2 yard
SIZES 1X - 6X | 1 yard


Model's Sizes

Sophie’s bust is 32”, underbust is 26”, waist is 25”, and she is 5’10” tall. She is wearing size XS - 0/2 with no modifications.

Lydia's bust is 51", underbust is 40", waist is 42". Her cup size is G-H. She is wearing a 1X with no modifications.

Included Files

This is a Preprinted Paper Sewing Pattern, and includes paper copies of the pattern and instructions.

The Paper Pattern includes download links to accompanying files such as Colorblock Planning Files, Inspiration Photosets, and E-Instructions for marking and keeping digital records of your makes, alterations, and pattern notes!

The purchase of a Paper Sewing Pattern also includes a unique discount code for a digital copy of this pattern, which includes Home Print Files, A0 and US Copyshop files, and Projector Pattern formats.

Download Information

This Paper Sewing Pattern contains a link to your downloadable files. You can download the files up to three (3) times, so make sure you download them on your personal computer and keep it filed in a safe place!

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Our bestselling Sewing Pattern!

The Axis Tank is our best selling pattern across our whole range. It's the ultimate layering + lounge garment, and it's the only bra Sophie wears!! It's been made as a bra top, a sleep tank, a crop top, workout tank, a triathalon kit, a swimsuit, a training bra, the possibilities are endless!

Axis Tank D/E Cup


The Axis Tank is an unlined cropped tank top bralette, designed to be worn as a comfort or layering garment. It is entirely elastic free. Four different views feature the tank with scooped and high necklines, with different design panels. View One + Three feature only two seams in the garment body, curving around the bust dart and along the side. View Two + Four has decorative colorblock panels inspired by vintage lingerie. All openings are finished with a super easy binding method using elastic or your garment fabric.

Axis Tank D/E Cup


This pattern includes all twelve sizes D/E cup sizing. If you need other bust options, see the separate B/C cup sizing and the bundle including both size ranges. For sizes larger than a D/E cup, no worries! This pattern is drafted to accommodate larger sizes. Our model Lydia wears a G-H Cup, and Kathleen wears a J Cup.

This pattern includes sizes XXS-000/00 to 6X-40/42


Axis Tank D/E Cup


Use these finished measurements to check what size to make in your desired fabric!

Double the Bust and Waist Measurements in your intended size, mark that length along your fabric, and hold around your body to check the stretch.

Mark the Front and Back lengths, and hold against your High Point Shoulder to check the vertical stretch.

  • Brittany

    The Axis Tank has proven to be versatile and incredibly comfortable. Sophie has planned for the fact that patterns are not one-size-fits-all, and has a ton of excellent resources on her website to make adjustments to patterns so that your piece is perfect for YOU.

  • String Thing

    This pattern has replaced all other foundation garments in my life. I've sewn it over a dozen times. I've hacked it, made it in fabrics it was not meant to be in and it works out every time. It is not hyperbole or exaggeration when I say this pattern opened up my mind to wearing clothes that worked with my sensory needs and not against them.

  • Wavy Lady Makes

    I literally wear an Axis Tank at least once a day - sleeping, undergarments, lounging, exercising, cute little crop top to go to brunch in, you name it, my Axis Tanks will do it! Such a beginner friendly pattern for knits, accessible to essentially anyone with a sewing machine. Love it!

  • NGAZ

    When I put on my Axis tank, it feels like nothing bad can happen to me because I'm wrapped in a beautiful hug.

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