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).

Mismatched Cielo Top

Mismatched Cielo Top

Hello fellow sewists! I present to you another Pinterest inspired make. This time, I used the Cielo Top pattern by Closetcase Patterns to achieve this look. I love to make ‘not-so-basic’ basic tops so when I saw the original photo on Pinterest I immediately knew I wanted to make my own version!


Pattern Details:

The Cielo Top is described as an easy, breezy take on a boxy tee and shift dress with a lot of interchangeable features. To achieve my desired look, I sewed up View A which is a semi-cropped top with a cuffed short sleeve. My favorite feature of this pattern has go to be the angled yoke at the back. It is such a cool feature and makes for a lot of fun possibilities.


Fabric Details:

I used a spotted lightweight viscose poplin I had bought from Blackbird Fabrics to achieve this look. Of course, I bought three different colors at the time so it was the only thing in my fabric stash that worked for this project and it was perfect!



None. Nada. Zilch. Yes, this girl who is obsessed with hacking patterns made no modification to this pattern.

I love how this turned out so much I wore it two days in a row (please don’t judge lol). It is easy breezy, perfect for layering this coming fall, and quick to make! You will be seeing me play with this pattern a lot so brace yourselves :-)


Happy Sewing

Sylvia XOXO

Marvelous Misty Top

Marvelous Misty Top

Pinterest-Inspired Ogden Cami Hack

Pinterest-Inspired Ogden Cami Hack