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 ValeriaSpeck.com to try her ebook that promotes focusing on your own body as... 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 →

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  

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 →

Fancy Summer Night With Vogue 1531

If you are looking for a sexy yet classy look for a summer night outing, look no further! Vogue 1531 and this amazing stretch satin will make your occasion that much better. The Pattern: Vogue 1531 is a close-fitting, lined dress that has a deep cowl, front princess seams on the bodice, and an open back. The deep cowl can... Continue Reading →

Summer Wrap Dress

In my opinion, every summer deserves at least one wrap dress. Here's this summer's version. It's a simple yet gorgeous green number. It was very easy to sew up and I'm pleased with my new closet addition. I used the V9251 pattern to achieve this look. I didn't really have any issues with project. Below... Continue Reading →

DIY Prom Dress

I made a prom dress! When a friend asked me to help in making her daughter's prom dress, I freaked out and wanted to say no but she encouraged me to do and I am glad I did. This mocha satin prom dress was made from my friend's old wedding dress pictured below. As you... Continue Reading →

The Limeade Dress

This dress is proof of the constant inspiration and support I get from my Instagram sewing community. Last week, I watched Rachel from Maker Style attempting to hack one of the gorgeous new patterns by Paper Cut Patterns. Watching her (via IG stories) make her version of a drop shoulder knit top with a ruffled sleeve made me... Continue Reading →

Denim + Polka Dots Vibes (M7573)

I knew I had to make this ruffle top immediately I saw the pattern. What is there to not love? The pattern and my fabric choice checks all my boxes. Ruffles ✓ Flowy & fun ✓ Denim & polka dots ✓ ... you get the idea. This pattern has different styles and ties options including an off-the-shoulder... Continue Reading →

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