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Ballard Creation Roundup

Ballard Sewing Pattern by Straight Stitch Designs | Creation Roundup on Indiesew.com

As our two weeks of Ballard fun come to a close this weekend, it seems only appropriate to roundup all of the awesome Ballard creations that have been uploaded to the site. There's so much sewing inspiration, in fact, that we can't feature them all! So let's take a look at some of our favorite creations of this awesome sewing pattern we've seen thus far. If you're just now tuning in, you have a . . .

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How We Wear It: The Ballard by Straight Stitch Designs

How We Wear It: The Ballard by Straight Stitch Designs | Indiesew.com Blog

Today's style post is, without a doubt, my favorite style post we've created to date. I can't pinpoint exactly why, but the combination of this awesome split back top, a cute little pilates model, and fall photography has me, quite frankly, freaking out about it all. Today I get to show you how we wear the Ballard Top by Straight Stitch Designs. But first can we talk a bit about this Indiesew . . .

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Ballard Sewalong: Part 4

Ballard Sewalong: Part 4 | Indiesew.com Blog

Need to catch up? Ballard Sewalong Part I: Preparing to Sew Ballard Sewalong Part II: Front and Back Bodice Ballard Sewalong Part III: Shoulders, Armscyes, and Side Seams Today’s the final day, folks. After today’s post you’ll have a fully completed Ballard top ! Today’s steps are all about the finishing details, and this pattern is definitely not lacking them. Kimberly, the designer, has . . .

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Ballard Sewalong: Part 3

Ballard Sewalong Part 3 | Indiesew.com

Need to catch up? Ballard Sewalong Part I: Preparing to Sew Ballard Sewalong Part II: Front and Back Bodice We’re moving on to Part 3 of our Ballard Sewalong today, and to be honest with each passing day I love the Ballard sewing pattern by Straight Stitch Designs even more. With a casual fit and peek-a-boo back, you won't find another pattern quite like this. I'm so excited to show you our style . . .

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Ballard Sewalong: Part 2

Indiesew.com | Ballard Sewalong Part 2

Need to catch up? Ballard Sewalong Part I: Preparing to Sew Welcome back, folks! Today we’re moving onto part two of the Ballard Sewalong. If you haven’t picked up your copy of this awesome pattern by Straight Stitch designs, head on over to the shop and grab it now ! We’ll finish up our four part sewalong early next week and then its onto the fun stuff like style posts and roundup creations! But . . .

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Ballard Sewalong: Part 1

Ballard Sewing Pattern by Straight Stitch Designs | Part 1: Preparing to Sew

Have you checked out The Ballard by Straight Stitch Designs ? It's Indiesew's newest exclusive pattern and it has totally rocked our socks off. This knit 3/4 sleeve top is casual in the front, and a total party in the back with a peek-a-boo design. With cuffed sleeves, a banded waist and a knit bound neckline , the Ballard is the perfect wearable top for fall. In fact, I've already made two! We . . .

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Introducing the Ballard by Straight Stitch Designs

Introducing the Indiesew Exclusive Pattern | Ballard by Straight Stitch Designs

It’s not an everyday occurrence here at the Indiesew HQ that we get to unveil something we’ve been working on for weeks. Steve and I are constantly dreaming up our next big project, scheduling tasks into the long-term horizon. We’re both overly ambitious, but it’s still just the two of us behind Indiesew.com (plus a TON of awesome supporters!). So our big dreams often take a bit of time to come . . .

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Tips for Sewing Crisp Curved Seams

Tips for Sewing Crisp Curved Seams | Indiesew.com Blog

Ah, curved seams. It’s a sewing technique that nearly every garment sewing pattern requires. That’s because anything with a neck hole, armholes or high-low hem requires that you sew a curved seam. A curved seam can be incredibly frustrating, or it can be the one element of your handmade clothing that makes you beam with pride. Today, I’m showing you a few simple simple tricks that can make nearly . . .

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