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Simple Modern Ravenna

Every time I go back to make my first pattern, Ravenna, I remember just how much I really like it.  While the original version has such fun and flirty details my style has evolved over the last 2 years and so today I wanted to share with you my new favourite version, the Simple Modern Ravenna.

In order to get the simple modern look I was going for I knew it would mean leaving off all the additional details from the original pattern.  That means no zipper, ruffles or sleeve cuffs.  Pared down to clean lines I find myself grabbing for this top all the time.

Remix the Stitch – Day 10

I can’t believe we have arrived at the final day of the Remix the Stitch blog tour.  Hosting a two week blog tour is no joke but based on the reactions from everyone it has definitely been worth all the work that was put into it.  I have had so much fun reading these blog posts along side all of you.  I can’t even begin to grasp the huge list of sewing projects that I now need to make just based on this tour.  I think I am going to round everything up tomorrow so that there is a great reference guide with links to all of the remixes by pattern for future reference.

Remix the Stitch – Day 6

I hope everyone had a great weekend!  We had a big birthday celebration for Sophie’s 5th birthday on Saturday, filled with lot of food, friends and family so needless to say the rest of the weekend involved relaxing.

But I am back at it this morning to share with you the three lovely sewist joining me for Remix the Stitch – Day 6!

Remix the Stitch – Day 5

Half way through the Remix the Stitch tour and I didn’t think it was possible to see so many different makes.  No one has repeated one another yet which is pretty surprising.  I know from peeks that next week has some equally fantastic outfits to come!

If you are just joining make sure to head back and read Day 1, Day 2, Day 3 and Day 4 of the tour.  I promise you will see all of my patterns in a whole new light after seeing the things these amazing ladies made.

Remix the Stitch – Day 4

Welcome back to Remix the Stitch – Day 4!

I hope that all of these amazing bloggers have been giving you a bunch of inspiration for your next sewing project. I know I have an ever growing list of clothes to sew now that my mind has been blown with the possibilities.  Todays remixes are no different.

Remix the Stitch – Day 3

Thanks for joining me for Remix the Stitch – Day 3.  I really hope that all of the looks you have been seeing the last two days have helped you to see new and different ways these patterns could work for you.  I have already heard from a few people that said they hadn’t considered some of the patterns until they saw them remixed!!  That is exactly what I was hoping for with this tour!

Make sure to grab your copies of the patterns over in the shop so you can start sewing along with these amazing bloggers.

Remix the Stitch – Day 2

Holy Moly, the response to day 1 of Remix the Stitch was insane!  Everyone is loving the outfits from Meg and Jennifer and I don’t blame them, they are fantastic.

The ladies joining for Remix the Stitch – Day 2 did not hold back with their looks.  I think you will be just as impressed as I was with the range of casual and dressy on the blog today.  So lets jump right into it.

Remix the Stitch – Day 1

Welcome to the first day of the Remix the Stitch Blog tour, I hope you are just as excited as I am to see what these ladies have come up with.

Let me quickly share all the nitty gritty about some things and then I will throw it over to the first two bloggers sharing their makes for Remix the Stitch – Day 1, they are insane in such a good way!

Mixing up the Ravenna

If you didn’t already know, it is Selfish Sewing Week hosted by the lovely Rachael of Imagine Gnats and Kollabora.  This is a week where we celebrate sewing for ourselves.  So set aside the projects for friends, kids, customers 🙂 and sew something everyday purely for yourself.  I will be participating this week and I look forward to seeing everything you are sewing.

Rachael is also hosting a giveaway on her blog where you can win 40 patterns from a great group of indie designers as well as a gift certificate to Indiesew.  My Ravenna pattern is among those being offered so throw your name in for a chance to win it.

Ravenna Tester Round Up

Last week I introduced you to my first pattern, Ravenna, and I couldn’t be more excited for the response it got.  You are all so great!

The real people to thank for this pattern are my amazing testers who stuck through MANY revisions and helped me to refine the pattern in a way I never could have done on my own.  When you look at a pattern for weeks you stop noticing the details.  The steps all make sense to you because they make perfect sense in your head, you forget that every person who makes the pattern isn’t going to be in your head.