Ballard by Straight Stitch Designs

A knit, 3/4 sleeve top with a gathered scoop neck, banded hem and open back detail.

Pattern: Ballard
Designer: Straight Stitch Designs
Categories: Long-Sleeved Shirt
Difficulty: Intermediate
Recommended Fabrics: French Terry, Lycra, Ponte de Roma
required fabric: 15/8 to 23/8 yards
Sizes: 0 - 18
Digital Sewing Pattern$12.00
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Flattering in the front, and party in the back, The Ballard by Straight Stitch designs is the perfect three season top. This sewing pattern has a 3/4 sleeve and a gathered, modest scoop neck. But turn around, and you'll see that this top has a two panel, peek-a-boo back. Sew yours up in a lightweight sweater knit, pair it with your favorite skinny jeans and flats for a casual, around-town look. Or choose a heavyweight ponte de roma and keep warm in the winter with a cami underneath. Regardless, you'll love the comfort and style factor built into this totally unique sewing pattern.

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Pattern Details

Intended Paper Size: Letter (8.5in x 11in)
Number of Files Included: 1
Total Number of Pages: 31
Copy Shop Version Included: No
Pattern uses layers to select size: Yes

Pattern Size Chart (inches)

Chest323334353637 1/23940 1/242 1/244 1/2
Waist242526272829 1/23132 1/234 1/236 1/2
Hips34 1/235 1/236 1/237 1/238 1/24041 1/2434547

Finished Garment Measurements (inches)

Chest Circumference383940414244 1/245 1/447 1/449 1/251 1/2
Hip Circumference31 3/432 3/433 3/434 3/435 3/437 1/238 1/240 1/242 1/244 1/2
Garment Length28 1/22929 1/23030 1/23131 1/23232 1/233

Fabric Required (yards)

60" Wide Fabric1 5/81 5/81 5/81 5/81 5/82 1/82 1/82 1/82 1/82 1/8
45" Wide Fabric1 7/81 7/81 7/81 7/81 7/82 3/82 3/82 3/82 3/82 3/8

Recommended Fabrics

Required Tools

  • Sewing Machine
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Pins
  • Measuring Tape
  • Fabric Scissors
  • Tailor's Chalk

Optional Tools

  • Serger
  • Seam Gauge

Required Supplies

  • Ballpoint Needle
  • Thread

Optional Supplies

  • Spray Starch

Additional Notes

This 30-page PDF pattern includes step-by-step instructions with illustrations.

Love this pattern

This pattern is SO CUTE and a super easy sew! I made mine in a size 18 and it fit so perfectly, without any alterations. The instructions are super easy to follow and has a quick pay off for such a great style! I love it and can see alot more Ballards in my future!