The Power Outfit

It's been a while since I used African print to make any projects. Well, that changes now because my new addition to my closet happens to be an African print dress I made using Butterick 5982. I paired my new handmade dress with my handmade cascading coat (Butterick 6244) and got this Power Outfit. This dress... Continue Reading →


Channeling my Inner Barbie

Today, the Connie dress pattern is helping me soak the last bits of summer while channeling my inner Barbie. Of course in the process of making this simple yet glamorous dress, I had the opportunity to work with boning for the first time. Another first this year 🙂 I honestly fell in love with this... Continue Reading →

For the Love of African Prints

Wearing vibrant and colorful African prints is one way I love to celebrate my roots and culture. This simple gathered skirt was one of the first handmade items I made using African print. After almost two years, I am finally blogging about it. I remember being excited about making this beautiful yet simple piece with the... Continue Reading →

Vacation Stash!

What do you bring back when you go on vacation? Fabrics! That's what I bring back. Can't wait to start on some new sewing projects! Will be posting a few yards on my etsy shop as well. Happy New Year! Sylvia The Ravel Out XOXO    

DIY Dress: Fun print kinda day!

For a change, I decided to sew a dress instead of my regular skirts and I do not regret the decision at all! It turned out great. I used an African wax print for this project. BUTTERICK 5982 MISSES’ DRESS – PATTERN REVIEW Description: close fitting dress with lined bodice, side front seams, and a pleated... Continue Reading →

DIY DRESS (+ pattern review)

I actually managed to complete my sewing project this weekend! I am officially an advanced beginner in sewing. This pattern was very easy and did not give me any headaches at all. Since I loved it so much, I decided to write a pattern review for it which can be viewed here and below my pictures as... Continue Reading →

Work In Progress: New Look Dress

I am so excited yet nervous about this project! Since it's a new month, I have decided to try to make a dress instead of my usual skirts. I'll be sewing with the simplest dress pattern (since it's my first time) with this beautiful African fabric. Hoping to complete this project by this weekend. It's... Continue Reading →

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