I Sewed it, Now What!? Ravenna from Straight Stitch Designs

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Today, I am sharing a lovely pattern from Straight Stitch Designs, the Ravenna! I was lucky enough to be chosen to test Kimberly's awesome women's wear pattern. I met Kimberly through the Pattern Workshop class (seriously, an awesome course!) and she had generously tested the Genavieve from me. I love the sense of community in sewing world, it's the best!

Anyways, I was super excited when I saw the technicals for this pattern and I immediately thought of some buffalo check flannel shirting that I had hoarded in my stash. This season I am all about plaid and the feeling of fall!


The top features a scoop neckline, the ruffle detail on the back, an exposed zipper, two different sleeve options, as well as two different hem options. I chose to make a muslin before cutting into my final fabric and once I made sure everything was good to go, I jumped right in.


  • the length of this top is just right
  • I also enjoy the scooped neckline in the back (and now I guess I need to work on evening out my tan!?)
  • Love that is going to be perfect with leggings


  • Really only one which is the I sort of wish I had made my back ruffles in a solid black or at least the bottom ruffle layer so that you could see them a little better.


The Details

Size // 14

Sleeve Length // 3/4 length

Hem // Hi-Low

Modifications // none

Fabric // Buffalo Check or Plaid Flannel Shirting (similar found here or here)

Pattern // Ravenna from Straight Stitch Designs (downloadable pdf)


Check out Kimberly's blog and grab your copy of the Ravenna in her shop!

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