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).

Sew Happy Color Round-up

Sew Happy Color Round-up

If you are a part of the Instagram sewing community, it is highly likely that you participated or saw others participate in the #sewhappycolor challenge hosted by @Katiekortmanart in March. You can search for the very vibrant #sewhappycolor hashtag on Instagram. I learned so much about color theory during this challenge. Today, I am rounding up all the me-mades I wore during this challenge!

OUTFIT 1: The Melilot Shirt by Deer & Doe Patterns, hacked into a dress using African print I bought in Ghana


OUTFIT 2: The Pinnacle Top by Papercut Patterns using Viscose Noil from Blackbird Fabrics; The Fern Shorts by Afternoon Patterns using African print I bought in Ghana


OUTFIT 3: The York Pinafore (hacked version) by Helen’s Closet using medium weight linen from Blackbird Fabrics; The Adrienne Blouse by Friday Pattern Company using pointe knit from Fabricland Canada


OUTFIT 4: Butterick 6244 cascading coat by McCalls Pattern Company using viscose wool from Blackbird Fabrics; Thrifted polka dot dress


OUTFIT 5: The Hemlock Tee by Grainline Studio (free pattern) hacked into a dress using leopard cotton knit from Measure Fabric; jacket is RTW.



OUTFIT 6: The Negroni Shirt by Colette Patterns using a thrifted linen blend fabric.


OUTFIT 7: The Sade Blouse from the Breaking the Pattern book by Named Clothing using pale blue linen from Blackbird Fabrics and sheer floral fabric from Fabricland Canada.


Katie did an awesome job explaining color theory during this week and I think the information is still available in her highlights on IG. It gave me a chance to pair some garments I had never even thought of pairing together. I hope this challenge will happen again next year.

Happy Sewing!

Sylvia XOXO

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