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Be Mine | Balloon Sleeve Top Sewing Pattern

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THIS IS A DIGITAL PDF SEWING PATTERN
  • Customer favourite.
  • Includes all sizes 4-30.
  • User friendly instructions

The Be Mine Balloon Sleeve Top sewing pattern boasts striking balloon sleeves & subtle details, making it a must-have addition to your wardrobe.

It’s drafted in a range of sizes from 4 to 30, so you can create this on-trend piece for yourself. You can even mix & match the balloon sleeve with other patterns in the PE woven range.

Includes layered print at home, A0 copy shop & projector files.

WATCH THE VIDEO to see what's in this sewing pattern.

  

    FEATURES
    • Sleeve - 3/4 balloon sleeve with bound hem finish.
    • Necklines - High, mid & low rounded neckline.
    • Neck facing.
    • Centre front & back seam detail - optional topstitching.
    • Buttoned beck neck opening (can be omitted).
    • Fit - Easy fit, flared silhouette, relaxed shoulder-line.
    • Hemline - Wide hem facing or narrow hem finish. 
    • Lengths - regular & tall cutting lines.
    • FBA - 2 & 3 size full bust adjustment (FBA) pattern pieces provided.
    • Sizes 4-30.
    • Print at home, A0 & projector.


    EXTRA INSTRUCTIONS / PATTERN HACKS:

    • Add an elastic hem.
    • Remove back neck opening.
    • Add front neck opening. 
    • Moving the bust dart. 


    Designed with a timeless round neckline and a relaxed flared hem, it offers various options, including a chic turned-up finish, a wide panelled hemline, or a blousy cinched look with an elastic hemline.

    The sleeve hem is gathered into a narrow binding that sits loosely around the lower arm. Our balloon sleeve is characterised by a high curve at the front of the arm & low curve at the back.  

    Easy fit silhouette with a relaxed shoulder line. Sleeve is voluminous. Waistline is not defined. Hemline is flared.


    SIZING
    • Size 4-30.
    • View our size chart here.
    WHAT YOU GET

    INSTANT DOWNLOAD! Receive the sewing patterns instantly after purchasing.

    SIZES INCLUDED: Size 4-30. All sizes are included in your purchase.

    FORMATS: This sewing patterns come in several formats, so you can use the one that suits you. All are included in your purchase.

    • Print at home (A4 / US Letter size).
    • Print at copy shop (A0 size).
    • Projector files (large font, full pattern pieces).

      COMPREHENSIVE TUTORIAL: We make the tricky bits easy.

      Our in-depth tutorial includes detailed info on sizing, fabric choice, printing & more. It features vibrant colour photos & clear instructions to sew this garment. Plus real-life inspiration across various sizes from fellow sewists.

      SEAM ALLOWANCE: Included in our patterns & specified on the pattern & in the tutorial.

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      FABRIC & TRIMS

      SUITABLE FABRIC: Woven

      FABRIC REQUIREMENTS: View the chart here.

      FABRIC SUGGESTIONS:Woven fabrics including Linen, Linen blends, Rayon & Rayon Challis, Viscose, Broderie Anglaise, Cotton Voile, Lightweight Poplin & Batiste, Crepe (woven)*, Light shirting fabrics including Chambray, Modal (woven), Seersucker, Tencel, Viscose.

      Note: Cotton fabrics in an easy fit, flared garment with voluminous sleeves will add volume & may feel larger on the body. Quilting cotton are not recommended.

      SUPPLIES & TRIMS: lightweight interfacing (fusing) for the neck facing. 10mm (3/8") button (optional).
      PATTERN MASHING

      Mix and match the sleeves on the following sewing patterns:


      View the Mashable Sleeves List here. Scroll to the bottom for woven.

      PATTERN SPECS

      Tutorial: Includes comprehensive step by step instructions with plenty of photos. 

      3 Pattern Formats: Print at home, A0 copy shop & large font projector file (select coloured or black size lines). All options are included. 

      Projector files for this pattern include multi-coloured and black size lines, large text and full pattern pieces. Plus centre fold lines so you can cut on the fold if needed.

      • PRINT AT HOME PATTERN: In A4 or Letter.
      • COPY SHOP PATTERN: A0 size (ask for plan print).
      • PROJECTOR PATTERN: Large front with (1) Multi coloured size lines & (2) Black size lines
      • LAYERED: Yes.
      • SIZES: AU 4-30. 
      • SKILL LEVEL: Fast & easy.
      • FABRIC TYPE: Woven.
      • MEASUREMENTS: All patterns are in metric (cms) & imperial (inches).
      • OPEN & PRINT IN: Adobe Reader. Get for free here
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      VIDEO SERIES COVERING ACCESSING, DOWNLOADING & PRINTING:

      If you need help accessing, downloading & printing, here is a link to our video series.

      There is a tutorial tour, we show you how to log in, access & download your pattern & tutorials. We also cover printing, determining your size & joining the print at home pages

      Watch the video series here or go to the menu under 'Help' > 'PDF Beginners Video Series'.

      Please note: there is also a large format A0 copy shop version & projector files for most patterns. If you're new to pdf sewing patterns, visit our friendly community on Facebook & ask to learn more about these options.

       

      PRINTING: 

      You will find printing details in each tutorial. In most tutorials, this section includes a final layout of the pattern for visual help in joining the pages, a page print guide so you can just print the pattern pages you need, plus printing specs & FAQ. 

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      If you are having printing issues, visit the Printing FAQ page here or visit our Facebook group.

      Please note that we do not sell already printed paper patterns. 

        

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      Customer Reviews

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      Lorraine D.
      Be Mine Balloon Sleeve Top Review

      I enjoyed this pattern! The sleeves are just what I wanted, the instructions were spot on, and all the notches and facings lined up and sewed in smoothly. I think the shape doesn't suit me, though, and I will need to make some adjustments before I make another.

      Hey Lorraine, thanks for the thoughtful review! We’re glad you enjoyed the Be Mine Balloon Sleeve Top pattern and found the instructions spot on. It’s all about making those little adjustments to get the perfect fit. Happy sewing and we can’t wait to see your next version!

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      Di M.
      Great fit

      Brilliant pattern easily made to fit my small shoulders full bust using one of the 3 front pattern pieces. The sleeves are amazing. The pattern pieces went together as should well drafted. Neckline options will ensure I use this pattern many times. Thank you

      Hey Di! Thanks for the wonderful review! We're so glad the Be Mine Balloon Sleeve Top fit so well. The sleeves are indeed amazing, aren't they. Enjoy making many more tops with this pattern!

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      Sheila M.
      Nice pattern

      Easy to sew. The style looks good and is very comfortable to wear,

      Hi Sheila! Thank you for your review! We're so glad you found the Be Mine pattern easy to sew and that you love the style. It’s wonderful to hear it’s comfortable to wear. Happy sewing and enjoy your new top!

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      Hilary J.
      Beautiful blouse

      Liked the look of the pattern but didn't think it would be my style. However I absolutely love it! I followed all the hints and tips and it went together beautifully. I love all the Pattern Emporium patterns I have and this is no exception.

      Hi Hilary! Thank you for the fantastic review! We're so glad you gave the Be Mine Balloon Sleeve Top a try and ended up loving it. It’s wonderful to hear it came together beautifully. Enjoy your new blouse and happy sewing!

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      Miss S.H.F.
      Be Mine Balloon Sleeves

      I'm quite new to sewing and this was the first time attempting balloon sleeves (I'm surprised I didn't sew them lengthways' like Dom) on Sewing Bee. Printing the pattern and adjusting it to match my different top and bottom sizes was easy. Although sticking all the A4 sheets together was time consuming. I'm not sure what the material I used was because it was given to me (and I'm not up to speed on material types) but it was light and floaty, so tricky to cut out as it wanted to slip off the table. Nevertheless, once I got used to it's tricky nature and used stabiliser on all the seams, following the pattern was a dream, I did the small hem as I thought the larger hem would pull down too much.. The final garment is perfect and feels lovely to wear, ideal for spring/summer, as it is light and airy, it is now my favourite top. I plan on making another with the shorter sleeves and the larger hem and in one of the materials suggested on the pattern. I really loved using this pattern.

      Thanks for sharing your sewing adventure with the Be Mine Balloon Sleeves! We're thrilled it turned out to be your favorite top, despite the tricky fabric. Can't wait to see your next version. Happy sewing!