Saturday, 23 January 2016

The Ballard top

 I have been in dire need of tops - since my overlocker is no longer working I ruled out any woven tops. I like longer length tops so the Ballard top from straight stitch designs was perfect! It has several back variations which I love but I just needed something simple for work so I opted for the boring closed back version. Construction was simple and the instructions were excellent. The fabric is from Girl Charlee in one of their sales last year - I only bought a meter, I think the blue breaks up the pattern and I really like the combination.




I wanted a loose fitting top so went for a larger size - the shoulders are a little to big but perhaps a few washes will fix that!!


I have finally got the hang of my camera remote and managed to set it for a two second delay so that I could hide my hand with the remote. Again I had great fun taking the photos!!


This top will be perfect for work - I can see a few more in my future!!

Thanks for stopping by!

S xx



8 comments:

  1. That's great that you've found a pattern that you like and will repeat, and it's only January. That's a great start to the sewing year, wouldn't you say?

    I have to figure out better photography options for myself too this year! Happy Sewing, Su!

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    1. Yes a very good start!!!! Happy sewing to you too!

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  2. Great photos glad you are enjoying your new camera. This top is great, I love the print and it works really well with the blue sleeves.

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  3. Great photos glad you are enjoying your new camera. This top is great, I love the print and it works really well with the blue sleeves.

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  4. This is a gorgeous and versatile top. Using two fabrics makes it much more interesting.

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