Meet Raven

Hi! I’m Raven, I’m a sewing, fashion and DIY lover based in Charlotte, NC! I have lived in 4 states up and down the east coast from New York City to the Carolinas. In 2011, I graduated from Hampton University with a BA in Broadcast Journalism. Let’s just say that my background in photography and writing definitely come in handy for this blogger life!

Before my mid-twenties I worked and interned in just about every aspect of Journalism and totally burned out. Now I work in Human Resources as a total Girl Boss while I blog about sewing my own clothes. Yes, I make everything and offer tips for newbies right here and on Instagram (@ravenmaureen_)! I’m obsessed with prints (I like solids too) and eclectic classic fashion. I would describe my personal style somewhere at the crossroads of Zara, J.Crew, Madewell, Free People and Anthropologie. Let’s just say if they all had a baby – it would be me!

My love for sewing started at a young age, but it wasn’t until I took a clothing design class in high school that I learned a lot of technical details of sewing and garment construction. Since I started my blog, I’ve been sewing more consistently than ever before and my closet is about 80% handmade!

In my spare time I love watching documentaries, going on nature walks and taking Zumba classes. I also enjoy working in my community and giving back to kids who want to learn how to sew!

You can find me hanging out with my cat, Nala and my boyfriend Joe!

I hope you enjoy my sewing corner of the world and say hello! You can contact me at raven@ravenmaureen.com, XO