Pattern review: McCall 7812

Hey everyone! I know it's been a few weeks since the last time I wrote on my blog. If we're being honest, I've been getting really wrapped up into creating TikTok videos and it's really been occupying time. Shameful, yes. I know. But if you're on TikTok then give me a follow at @ravenmaureen_! Anyway,…

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How to sew with velvet!

Hey y'all! I know that this post is a long time coming - but here it is! How to sew with velvet. Velvet, kind of like any other fabric can have a stretch or a non-stretch property. I've sewn with both and I honestly believe non-stretch velvet is more difficult to sew with, but we're…

My new wool coat!

I know it seems like lately all I’ve been making is outerwear. And that’s somewhat true. But I’ve been sitting on so much outerwear fabric that I’m trying to burn through it! Plus, I live in Jackson now, so once March hits, it’s basically Summer while the rest of the country is still enjoying cooler…

My new bomber jacket! Pattern review: New Look 6545

Happy Wednesday y’all! Can you tell that I love my new bomber jacket? Like, it gives me a whole new attitude. But in all seriousness I’ve been putting off this project for 2 years. It’s a shame, but each time I would be ready to start this project I found something new and shiny to…

My favorite tool to make masks!

Disclaimer: this is not an ad nor am I affiliated with any companies listed. I may have retired from making masks, but I know many of you are still waist deep in making them. And as news reports have suggested that we need to "hunker down" here in America, I'm sharing my favorite tool that…

How to make a coordinated set!

Let me just put a disclaimer out there, Summer is over when I say so! LOL. Or at least until temperatures drop. I mean, we barely got to be outside anyway, so I'm going to let this season stretch for as long as possible. My fabric is definitely Summer/resort vibes all the way, but I…

Free Pattern: The Tecoma Blouse by Mood Sewciety

Happy Sunday y’all! This month I decided to participate in Sew Your View’s (@sewyourview) monthly sewing challenge. This was my first time since every single time before I literally miss the deadline. Ugh. This month’s pattern was the Tecoma Blouse by Mood Sewciety. (PSST...Mood has free sewing patterns). This blouse is a nice wrap top…

My pattern review of the Marcel dress

Hi y’all! Let’s go on and get it out of the way...I am thoroughly in love with this pattern. This is the latest pattern by Chalk & Notch, the Marcel dress. It’s a tiered and gathered midi dress that comes in a mini and a tank version. The pattern is very on trend this Summer…

Tiers & gathers: my new lemon print Summer dress!

Happy Sunday! I have been super busy trying to make sure that I have all the outfits for my upcoming trip (more on that later) that I’ve been a bit M.I.A lately. Well, for my standards of content.... I have felt somewhat absent. But can we talk about my lemon print dress and how much…

The look for less! My vintage inspired halter dress!

Happy Tuesday! On Sunday I posed the question to my followers on Instagram...who influences your style? I got so many various answers. A lot of grandmas, moms and aunties were mentioned. And I too, count myself in that group. I know I’m known mostly for 60s and 70s flare but that had to come from…