McCalls 7724: Striped Asymmetric Top

  My obsession with asymmetric necklines reached its peak last year but I had never thought of making my own until McCalls released their version of it. I was sold right away and knew exactly what to make while I was going through Fabricville’s spring fabric collection.   Fabric Details My plan for this project... Continue Reading →

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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 →

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 →

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

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 →

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