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).

Spring Shift (DIY Dress)

It's so refreshing to start making spring projects so this time, I decided to make a simple yet trendy spring dress. Off-the-shoulder Dress - check!

Cute Sleeves - check!


I decided to make McCalls 7543 which is an off-the-shoulder dress with elastic shoulders, split-and-tie sleeves, and a shaped hemline. I made it in this gorgeous 100% rayon fabric.


I paired this dress with these cute strappy, mustard heels. Wearing it with heels definitely elevates this simple dress.


McCalls 7543 Review

Pattern Description:  Pullover tops, tunic and dress have elastic on shoulders and sleeve variations. A: Straps. C: Shaped hemline.

Pattern Sizing: Regular. Size 12. View C

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


Were the instructions easy to follow? Very easy to follow

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? Roling the edge of the sleeves was so difficult due the curves. Next time, I will serge and fold over just once.

Fabric Used: Rayon


Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I did not add the pockets

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Working on my second. This time, a top version

Conclusion:  This is a great pattern for everyone and a great addition for the spring time



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