I am so excited to share the Ravenna Top pattern from Straight Stitch Designs today. I gave you a little sneak peek last week on Instagram (I’m @mabeyshemadeit–come follow me!) and I could hardly wait until today. This is my new favorite shirt–I’m dubbing it my date night top because I love that I can dress it up or down, that its easy to wear, and that I feel like a million bucks in it.
I love that this top has a simple front, and then you turn around to a back that’s full of design elements like an exposed zipper, double row of ruffles, and a high-low hemline.
I made the Ravenna in a Joel Dewberry rayon challis that has wonderful drape and a bold pattern. It adds interest to the front and shows off the double ruffle in the back. I only remixed a little because I love this top so much already.
Here are the changes I made to mix it up a little:
- Shorten the sleeves by a couple of inches and decrease the sleeve band by half.
- Raise the scoop back a couple of inches for a less dramatic effect
- Put the zipper on the inside instead of an exposed zipper (which I don’t even use and you could easily omit)
And I love that the simple scoop neckline in front gives you the opportunity to dress it up with statement jewelry. (I got both the necklace and earrings in my Rocksbox subscription box (use code mabeyshemadeitxoxo for a free month–so much fun.)
I can’t wait to make another Ravenna top–it certainly won’t be long until I do!
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Wednesday, September 9th: Ajaire Call Ajaire | Heidi Handmade Frenzy | Stacey Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy Crafts
Thursday, September 10th: Melissa Rebel & Malice | Annika Näh-Connection | Abby Sew Much Ado
Friday, September 11th: Katie It’s Hard to Hear Up Here | Jane Buzzmills | Lisa Mabey She Made It
Saturday, September 12th: Elena Randomly Happy | Allie Indiesew | Jess If Only They Would Nap
Monday, September 14th: Jaime Made By Jaime | Lauren BASTE + GATHER | Sara Made by Sara
Tuesday, September 15th: Audrey Skirt Fixationy | Teri Fa Sew La | Hayley Welcome to the Mouse House
Wednesday, September 16th: Emi Just Add Fabric | Rachael Imagine Gnats | Teresa Dandelion Drift
Thursday, September 17th: Kaysie | KZJO’STUDIO Rita Conversas de Hermanas | Stephanie Swoodson Says
Friday, September 18th: Andreia In a Manner of Sewing | Nienke Pienkel | Abbey Sew Charleston