Faith Top Tunic Tester Roundup Part 1

Greetings to all my lovely friends. xx I am sure you are just like me at the moment – wake up in the morning hoping for any good news to change the state of flux we are feeling.? I also hope you are your family are traveling okay and that you are all safe and well. xx

As I wrote in my pattern release newsletter I had thought twice about releasing the Faith given our world wide circumstances. But I am so very very fortunate to be able to do what I do and I figured that if I made someones day a little but happier by seeing all of the wonderful Faiths – well then my job has been well served.

Hence my regular pattern tester round-ups with all my glorious, stunning and beautiful women. xx
The Faith offers a choice of styling options:
• Ruffled Neck Trim.
• High/Low Hem Tunic.
• Regular Hem Tunic.
• Top Length with Slightly Curved Hemline.

All of the above styles are completed with choice of:
• Tailored Sleeve with Placket and Cuff.
• 3/4 Sleeve Length.
• Short Sleeve Length.

The finer details : On Sale for a limited time only – $8.25 (US)
(AU/UK) 6 – 30
(US) 2 – 26
(EU) 34 – 58
Cup Sizes – B, C, D,and DD(E)
Confident Advanced Beginner and Above Sewing level
https://designerstitch.com/shop/faith-top-tunic/

And now prepare to be literally stunned by our roadies and their gorgeous Faiths – each roadie has interpreted the Faith in their own unique way and each are amazing and beautiful..xx

I have asked to share with you the following:

1. Your name and where you live ?

2. Your choice of style for the Faith and why

3. What fabric did you choose and where did you purchase.

4. What sewing tips can you share when sewing the Faith ?

5. What was your favourite thing about making the Faith ?

6. Have you worn your Faith yet and what compliments did you receive.

7. And how many more are you making ? What plans do you have ?

8. Social media URLS

Love to you all xx
Ann at Designer Stitch. xx


I am Andrea and I live in Annapolis, Maryland. I made the top length Faith in a light weight cotton I purchased at a flea market a few years ago. Ann’s pattern instructions are well written so I suggest following the steps without second guessing—Ann knows best! My favorite part of making the Faith was seeing the way the ruffle looked after being attached. I was not sure I was going to like the ruffle, but it is my favorite part! I am currently wearing Faith with jeans, but as the weather warms I will be wearing her with a pair of linen pants. Unfortunately, I have not had an opportunity to wear my Faith in social situations—hoping that will change soon.
My Instagram account is: https://www.instagram.com/andreashpuntoff


Hi, I’m Barbara, and I live in Northeastern Mississippi, USA
I chose the high-low 3/4 sleeve Faith to wear during our Spring, Summer, and early Fall.
For my Faith, I wanted a cool flowy fabric. I was happy when I found a Telio Cotton/Rayon Voile and a Telio Rayon Voile that were perfect @fabric.com.
I used my serger for the rolled hem and a ruffle foot for the ruffles.
My favorite thing about making the Faith is fabric matching!
I have worn my Faith out with friends and received many compliments (and orders)!
Faith is so versatile! I plan on wearing it with bellbottoms, pencil pants and shorts.
https://www.instagram.com/ninjabreadgirl61


Hello everyone, I am Camelia and I am living in Germany.
My choice of style was the hi-low hem with the long sleeves with cuffs. I loved all the details on this tunic so I wanted all 🙂
I made two tunics, one is made with a drapey polyester and the other version is made with two different rayon prints. It is very important to use a drapey fabric, so rayon types, cotton voile will work great for this pattern.
While this pattern is not difficult it does require a bit of patience. The pintucks in the front must be made very accurate according to the pattern to avoid distorting the fit on the bust, also because working with drapey soft fabrics is important to handle the cut fabric with care to avoid stretching out curves and other edges.
I loved sewing this pattern. All those little details, the ruffle around the neckline, the sleeves with the cuffs, all very nice and making this an exciting sewing project.
I will enjoy this tunic very much this spring, I love wearing it with slim leg pants and it goes great with heels or flats.
If you want to follow my sewing adventures, including a lot of Designer Stitch patterns, you can follow me on :

Instagram :https://www.instagram.com/calcedoniasewing/
YouTube : https://www.youtube.com/calcedoniasewing


Hi! I’m Claire and I am from Central Texas. For my Faith I chose the tunic length with long sleeves so I can have a few more options to pick from when getting ready to go out on the town or go to church! I used remnant fabric from Joann fabric store and I am guessing they were polyester or a blend. I chose them because they made me step outside my comfort zone with the patterns, plus they were discounted!
Sewing tips will always include reading the directions all the way through first! Then for me, finishing my seams with my serger after each step as it applied instead of trying to go back to clean them up.
My favorite thing about sewing the Faith was doing the rolled hem on the ruffle with my serger.
I wore mine to a playground date and my friend thought it looked amazing!
I plan to style this with white pants or shorts or light denim jeans.


Hi, my name is Genevieve and I live in West Sussex, in the United Kingdom. I chose to make the hi-lo tunic with 3/4 sleeves for my Faith, as we are slowly heading toward summer, I can layer this piece so easily but could also wear it alone if it’s warm. I used a combination of viscose. One piece I had in my stash and the other I purchased from Driessenstoffen.nl
Be really accurate when you are constructing your pin tucks and use your iron to ensure that each part of your tunic is pressed.
I love choosing my fabric for this sew. I spent much time trying a number of different combinations. I also really love that you can use scraps for the smaller pieces.
I love wearing my Faith with a pair of skinny jeans and boots, with a fitting top under and Cardi, at the moment.
Https://www.instagram.com/gegiegrossmann


Hi I’m Julia and I Live in the seaside resort of Porthcawl in South Wales.
I chose to make the hi-low version with the long sleeves. I chose a very light cotton lawn, great for the spring, I can’t remember where I picked it up from, it was in my stash for a while and it was just perfect for this pattern.
Take your time with the pleats better to get them spot on first time but apart for that it’s a great sew.
The Faith can be dressed up or down, worn with a belt or hanging loose it’s just so versatile.
I’ve worn my Faith loads of times and people often remark on how pretty it is and how fashionable it is, then I tell them I made it and they usually can’t believe I can be that creative 😂😂
I love having my Faith with a pair of leggings, pumps and a belt.
Thescattysewer.Wordpress.com
instagram.com/the_scatty_sewer


Hello everyone, I am Kiran and I live in Singapore. For my Faith, I chose to make the high low tunic with long sleeves. In my muslin, I sewed the short sleeve and I felt that I liked the long sleeve version better, so I went with that. In sewing my modelled garment, I was surprised at how easy Ann makes the cuff instructions. I have always avoided cuffed sleeves because I find the steps fiddly and cumbersome. Ann’s tutorial is structured in such a way that makes it light work and guaranteed success.

Choice of fabric is critical with the Faith. You NEED drapey fabrics which are well coordinated. I had a very tricky time trying to decide what to use. I am blessed to work with Ann, who offered invaluable advise and help insight into what would work and why. After a giant pile of fabric options (which yet remains to be folded, I’m the worst), we decided that these two fabrics would work well beautifully. It comes as a surprise to me because they’re from entirely different fabric companies and lines. The lighter pink fabric is Rayon Viscose from Atelier Brunette and the greener fabric is Rayon from Art Gallery Fabrics. Both fabrics were purchased from www.nekoneko.

When I was done, i took one look at my tunic and said to myself “I would buy this off the shelves at Promod, for sure”

My advise for you if you’re sewing the Tunic is consider your fabric carefully coz its critical to the look of this tunic if you’re considering a contrast yoke.

Check out more of my Faith Tunic over at my instagram page www.instagram.com/sew_kiran_sew


hi hi everyone.. i am Boon Kuan from Singapore. I made my Faith tunic length with elbow sleeves, in 1 main fabric as i am not adventurous in matching prints; my end results are often questionable 🤣 I made 2 Faiths, 1 of Art Gallery Fabric rayon, and 1 of Art Gallery Fabric voile. I love tunics cuz they r long enough to hide any lumps and bumps at the belly LOL. Faith works best in drapey light billowy fabrics, which can be challenging during the construction. Do take your time, enjoy the sewing, avoid mistakes and unpicking, to try to reduce excessive stretching of the fabric. I brought my Faiths along on my holidays and they are perfect for the warm weather. i wear them with jeans for dinner or casual lunches. To see more pictures, do join me at www.instagram.com/limbksews 🙂


Hi, here is Marieke and I am from the Netherlands.

When I saw the Faith top the first time I immediately knew I wanted a long Faith.

I love the high low hem, the split, it’s stylish, boho and sexy all in one!

I had a silk like striped fabric and I decided to play with the stripes by cutting the front bodice on bias, the back and the sleeves at the original grainline and the yoke and cuffs I cut out vertical.

I was hoping for it, but it even turned out better! My husband was like: wow, that’s not what I would have picked out for you but it’s awesome. I would pick this out now!

I styled it with knee boots--> sexy, with a flared white pants--> stylish and with a bell bottom jeans--> boho style.

I love it!

Take your time for sewing the pleats, it’s an important part from the blouse. The same as the ruffle. It are the details that makes this blouse.

The name of this top couldn’t be more apposite. We need Faith in our life more then ever. 💕

You can have a look at my Instagram too when you are curious for my other makings: https://www.instagram.com/jongdesign



Hey, I am Stephanie from the beautiful Central Coast in Australia. I made Faith in top length with 3/4 sleeves, this length is perfect for covering my tummy and butt. I used Printed Rayon from Spotlight making it nice and cool, which is important because it’s quite warm here. My sewing tip is to do with choosing prints, take photos of the prints you want to use, make sure there is a colour tying the two fabrics together.
I am practically living in my Faith top. I have worn it to work, church and even for the school run. I mostly wear it with jeans but I have also matched it with a maxi skirt.
You can check out my blog at https://stephaniesbeautifulcreations.blogspot.com/


Hey All…Im Suzi Nasoor from Sri Lanka..Faith tunic is one of my favorite sews ever for DS coz of its loose fit n chic look..I chose the tunic length with 3/4 sleeves for my final pictures, and except for reducing height for it (as Im only 5.3), I did no changes..It was perfect..

I chose a soft cotton lawn I purchsed locally for it and my Faith turned out awesome I believe..

As usual the first thing I’d say most important when sewing the Faith (or any pattern is to read the tutorial thoroughly), n get the necessary fabric and notions..also make sure to use the correct SA when makin pin tucks n hemming. PLUS mk sure you press the neckline well after applying binding..

My favorite thing about Faith is the lovely pintucks n the ruffle..gives a lovely boho yet professional outlook.

I havent had a chance to wear my Faith out yet..I wore it with my black tights for the pics and it was such a comfy outfit overall..my hubby swears it is one of the best I have sewn, simple yet stylish n I fully agree..

You can see more of me on my fb profile
https://www.facebook.com/fs.nasoordeen or my insta account
https://www.instagram.com/suzi_nasoor/


Greetings from Cape Town, South Africa. My name is Taryn H-S. I chose the hilo Faith tunic with ¾ sleeves as I fell in love with the inspiration pics.
I do love a hilo effect and the details in this design really appealed to me. I used georgette for the main fabric and a floral viscose remnant for the contrasting yoke. The georgette I purchased from a local store that sells fabric by the weight. I never quite know what treasure I might find but I am seldom disappointed after a visit.

As for sewing tips, you’ll need patience with the ruffle and pins (loads of them) – go slow and try get the gathers as evenly spread out as possible. Gathering such a long piece can be challenging as it is easy for the gathering thread if you tug too hard. I still find using something like dental floss under a wide zigzag stitch the easiest way to gather. I thought basting the gathers to keep them in place when attaching to the neckline might be helpful. I enjoyed making the pin tucks on the bodice and more and more, I find myself enjoying planning out how I can style my new garment.

For this one, the boho look was a little outside of my comfort zone – I found some cool fashion jewellery accessories and while not visible in the pics, one of the bracelets actually had the word faith on it 😊! For a fun casual look I am pairing my Faith with denim shorts and cowboy boots or sandals. For a more business casual look, it goes really well with denims or flared pants.

Outings in my faith have been curbed with current social distancing efforts but those that have seen it, are certainly loving the look.

With sew therapy and social media, I can stay safe and connected. You can find me at:
https://www.instagram.com/tarynhaynessmart/
https://www.facebook.com/taryn.haynessmart


1. Your name and where you live ?
My name is Valentina, and live in Carrollton, TX, USA

2. Your choice of style for the Faith and why ?

I chose to make the top length first, because it would be easier to wear at work. So I made 2 of them on top length. But then I saw everyone else’s photos of the tunic length, and couldn’t help it but make one of those too.

3. What fabric did you choose and where did you purchase?
For the first one I used polyester crape from Hobby Lobby.
For the second one, I used silk from So Sew English fabrics.
For the third one, I used a poly linen blend from Sincerely Rylee:
https://sincerelyrylee.com/…/sadira-poly-linen-woven/…

4. What sewing tips can you share when sewing the Faith?
Take your time with gathering the ruffle, to make sure it’s even.

5. What was your favourite thing about making the Faith ?
Playing with fabric combinations for the main body and bib.

6. Have you worn your Faith yet and what compliments did you receive.
No… since we are in social isolation, I haven’t gone out anywhere.
7. And how are you styling your Faith ?
I loved wearing my tunic length over pants and heels. The design is interesting and speak for itself, and doesn’t require jewelry to dress up.
8. Social media URLS
Instagram.com/the_engineer_seamstress
www.theengineerseamstress.com

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