Ballard Tunic by Straight Stitch Designs

Written by Emily from Lady and the Gents.

I sew a lot.  My kiddos get shirts, and pants, and dresses, and pj's, and sometimes even toys!  I often get left in the dust because after everything is done there is never much time to think about sewing myself something.

Today, that changes!


After doing some looking around, I knew I wanted a tunic of some sort, with a longer sleeve, and lots of options if possible.  The Ballard Tunic from Straight Stitch Designs fit the bill!


The Ballard is a great top pattern that includes a gathered scoop neck, 3/4 sleeves with cuffs, banded hem, and tons of options for the back such as open or full closed back, among many others.

The size range runs from 0-18.  Definitely go by your bust measurements on this one.  I was all over the chart, but went by my bust measurement and it worked out well for me.  


I wanted a simple everyday tunic, so I decided on a full closed back top with no band.  


The instructions for this pattern are clear and concise.  The line drawings are very easy to follow.


I am happy with how my tunic turned out.  I will definitely be trying another in a different kind of fabric.  The fabric I used was a heavier weight knit with no drape.  I would love to sew this up in a fabric that hangs nicely to get a totally different look.


This top is very comfortable and so versatile!  It will get a ton of use this fall! If you make one please share it with me on facebook or instagram @ladyandthegents.

Go get the Ballard Tunic now! We want to see what you are sewing! Share with us on facebook or Instagram. #upcraftclub

October 11, 2015 by UpCraft Club
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