Remix The Stitch // Ravenna Top

Remix The Stitch // Ravenna Top Sewing Pattern

I always start out my posts the same way. "I'm so excited!!" But the truth is... I'm so excited!!!! Today I am excited to be part of this fun tour!

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Funny story, one day I hopped over to the Straight Stitch Designs shop and was perusing, thinking... I really need to buy some of these patterns, these look like some great staples to have. Being in the super distracted mommy stage that I'm in, I narrowed it down to 2 patterns and then left my cart, never to return, for at least 4 days. All the while, I was still mulling it in my head, thinking I need to figure out which one I wanted to try first. 

Well, a few days later, I got an email out of the blue from Kimberly, asking if I wanted to "Remix the Stitch". Of course I didn't have to think twice!!

So here's my remix. The Ravenna top.

Remix The Stitch // Ravenna Top Sewing Pattern

Remix The Stitch // Ravenna Top Sewing Pattern

I really liked the silhouette of this pattern, so my remixes might not seem that vastly different. Although there are several!

Remix The Stitch // Ravenna Top Sewing Pattern

The pattern is written for wovens, but I used a lightweight knit, because I wanted something very flowy for this super hot summer we've been having. Kimberly actually has a tutorial on her blog on how to make this pattern in knit. She says to go down one size, but with this lightweight fabric I ended up having to go down two sizes. The fit is perfect!

I also used the straight hem on the front and the "low" part of the hi-low for the back.

Remix The Stitch // Ravenna Top Sewing Pattern

For the sleeves I went with the 3/4 length option and just hemmed, leaving off the cuff. I added a patch pocket to the chest, simply because I felt the front was a little plain in this gray and this floral somehow ended up next to it at some point in my stash and I thought it was a great pairing.

Remix The Stitch // Ravenna Top Sewing Pattern

Taking pictures of yourself is just so awkward! *Squinty emoji*

Remix The Stitch // Ravenna Top Sewing Pattern

Another change I made was to shorten the shirt by 4 inches. Yes, I am that short! But I also don't feel that the tunic length is all that flattering  on my body type.

Remix The Stitch // Ravenna Top Sewing Pattern

And obviously I left the zipper off of the back. I LOVE the zipper detail, but was afraid it would pull and stand all wonky with this light fabric. I still absolutely love the back. It's my favorite part of the whole shirt!

Remix The Stitch // Ravenna Top Sewing Pattern

Remix The Stitch // Ravenna Top Sewing Pattern

Oh look! I had a photo shoot crasher.

"Wook, Mom, I found you a wewwy pwetty weave!"

Remix The Stitch // Ravenna Top Sewing Pattern

Love this girly of mine.

So there you have my remix. I love this pattern and can't wait to try some different versions! But first I want to try the Greenwood and the Laurelhurst and maybe the Ballard... So many good patterns to choose from! I can't wait to see all the other tour participants and their remixes too!

On top of the fun tour, Kimberly is offering a HUGE sale in her shop. 50%, guys FIFTY PERCENT off of all her pdf & paper patterns!! Also 40% off her Stitch Kits. No coupon needed, just head over there from now through Sept 20th for the savings!

AND, there is a fabulous giveaway you can enter as well!

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  1. This remix is too cute! Love the fabric choice and oooooh, the pocket! Just lovely!

  2. Love the back and the length and the last picture!

  3. This looks so comfy in knit! I might have to try it now.


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