Kimono Sweat


Two tops from one pattern!

View A is a top with a deep armscye and kimono-inspired short sleeves with a faced V-neck and dipped hem, designed to wear for your warmup or cool-down, or even just with jeans.

View B is a sleeveless tank/vest top with a banded, scooped neckline and straight hem. Deep armholes, and loose, draped sides make this a perfect warm weather workout top for those who prefer a looser fit (and showing off a fancy sports bra!).

Advanced beginner sewing skills are required for this pattern - some experience with sewing knits is expected.

1cm (3/8in) seam allowances and 2cm (3/4in) hem allowance (View B) are included. I have also included diagrams showing how to make common fit adjustments to this pattern (in addition to my usual illustrated instructions!).

This pattern is designed and tested to print onto both A4 and US Letter paper, and uses 25 pages for the pattern (but many pages do not require trimming and joining). An A0 compatible "Print at Copy Shop" version is also included.


  • View A: 1.5m (1 5/8 yard) of 150cm (60in) wide sweatshirting, technical fleece, or thick merino jersey with little or no stretch.
  • View B: 90cm (1 yard) of 150cm (60in) wide “soft-touch”, lightweight technical or bamboo jersey with lots of drape and at least 20% crosswise stretch.
  • Twin needle or coverstitch for elastic edges and hem (View B only)
  • Coverstitch binding attachment (optional for View B)

I am a long-distance runner and also a sewist - I've long been disappointed by the quality and fit of exercise clothing available on the market, so I've been sewing my own for the past few years - even running five full marathons in my own-sewn gear! All my digital sewing patterns have been road-tested by myself and a team of fellow fit sewists.

My patterns are for personal use only. No commercial use of the products made from this pattern or derivations thereof is allowed. So feel free to make them for yourself, friends, family, etc, but you can't sell products made from my patterns.

If you don't sew but love the design, get in touch as I can also make these on demand.

This is a digital product - you will receive an email with the download link shortly after purchase. Please check your Spam folder, but if it hasn't arrived in 24hrs, please get in touch.