A day (or two, or three) late and a dollar short, I'm back with another pattern that was meant for the Momiform Makeover series. I've been waiting through almost two weeks of non-stop rain to finally get some photos so I can show you this darling top. I might just have been wondering if this was an end of days, 40 days long type storm when things finally cleared up this morning. Better late than never, I guess. With that said, today I'm sharing Straight Stitch Design's Ravenna top.
The Ravenna sewing pattern is a flirty scoop neck top, that comes with two sleeve options, a low cut back with a ruffle option and exposed zipper. There is also an option for a high-slow hem and all these darling details make this shirt perfect for pairing with jeans and heels for date night or paired with flats for chasing after the littles.
I sewed mine up in a lightweight seersucker that I had left over from this project, paired with some yummy Essex Linen from Imagine Gnats. I went with a straight hem, ruffles and the cuffed elbow length sleeves.
Overall I'm totally loving how this baby came out though I may go back and shorten it just a bit because it's just slightly tighter in the hip than I normally wear my shirts. Right now, it's perfect for tucking in, but to be honest, I can never keep my shirts tucked so it's better to go just a bit shorter and not be constantly tugging this down over my ample behind. Or loose an inch or two in the hips. Now wouldn't that be nice?
I love the way the textures of the two different fabrics play off one another but I have to admit, I'd go with a lighter weight fabric to work with next time for the ruffles. Man, that fabric did not cooperate when gathering and it needed a really good pressing to make sure I didn't look like I was walking around with angel wings. I'm dying to give this another go and see how it turns out without the ruffles because I think it would look fabulous that way too. In my mind, you really can't go wrong with an exposed zipper, either way.