Welcome to my blog! I created ‘The Ravel Out’ to capture my makes while I unravel my sewing ideas, one stitch at a time.

Ravel (out)


  1. unravel; untangle.

  2. undo (twisted, knitted, or woven threads).

Handmade Knit Dress! (+ pattern review)

This was my first time working with a knit fabric. I am very pleased with the result. I will definitely be making more shift dresses for the fall. IMG_5707

McCall's 6747 Pattern Review

Pattern Description: Pullover, close-fitting top and dresses have button neck and front bands, and stitched hems

Pattern Sizing: Regular

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, for the most part.

Were the instructions easy to follow? I honestly did not follow the instructions as much. I read through them and decided to take a few things out.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I did not add button flaps and pockets. I wanted a very simple design. Something that looked more like a shift dress.

Fabric Used: Knit fabric

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes! I'm actually sewing a second one.

Conclusion:  Great for all levels of sewists. This was my first time sewing with a knit fabric and this pattern made it easy for me to get used to that type of fabric. Will be using the pattern to sew more knit dresses for fall.


The Ravel Out


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