Pre-Spring Makes

After starting the year on a high (I got married) and then a low (I got terribly sick for over a month right after), I am back in full swing sewing mode! Here are the projects I have made in the past month in preparation for Spring: 1. The Elisalex Dress   This pattern by... Continue Reading →

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Fall Stripes In Vogue

Fall is all about basic pullover tops so when I saw this vogue 9169 pattern, I knew I had to make it. I hunted for the perfect fabric from Fabricville and made this magical combo. I have never made two views of this same pattern as fast as I made this! The Pattern: Vogue 9169... Continue Reading →

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The Melilot Shirt

My most recent addition to my handmade closet is a button-up shirt. I have been obsessing over classic button-up shirts for a while and I am glad I found this Deer and Doe casual button-up drop shoulders pattern. The Pattern - ¬†Version A has long sleeves and a rounded collar; version B has cuffed short... Continue Reading →

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Fall Essential: Kashmir Coating Jacket

Fall is here! The best way to start my favorite season and keep warm is to make the comfiest, most gorgeous jacket in this beautiful Kashmir coating fabric. The Fabric: When I saw this fabric which is a polyester nylon blend, I knew I had to make a jacket. I have always dreamt of having... Continue Reading →

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Afternoon Fern Shorts

It's been a while since I did any pattern testing so when I heard about the Fern Shorts pattern by Afternoon I had to jump in for three reasons: I have a soft spot for Indie pattern labels I'm not a big fan of shorts because I rarely find the perfect fit for my body... Continue Reading →

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Summer Makes Round-Up

Here's a round-up of my summer makes! Summer has been great but this means I'm ready to transition to making fall items and I'm excited about all the ideas I'll be bringing to life!   Sylvia The Ravel Out XOXO  

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Ray of Sunshine (DIY Shift Dress)

It's only right that I add my ray of sunshine to these gorgeous summer days before the season is over. I made this simple shift dress using Burda 6721 and added lace sleeves just to make it different from the other shift dresses in my closet. I am pleased with the results. Since I have... Continue Reading →

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The Afternoon Blouse

My newest handmade addition to my fall wardrobe is The Afternoon Blouse I made using a pale pink linen blend fabric. Leonardo da Vinci's quote, "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication" brilliantly describes this pattern by Jennifer Lauren Handmade. It is a very simple pattern but the unique neckline option takes this blouse to a whole... Continue Reading →

Ideas brought to life

I have been drawing a lot lately, trying to get my never-ending ideas on paper before I lose them. The only issue is I'm really not great at drawing human figures at all. So when I was approached by Valeria of HWardrobe¬†and to try her ebook that promotes focusing on your own body as... Continue Reading →

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