My new Mimi G Style Summer skirt!

TGIF! I know July 4th themes will be super strong in less than 24 hours but let’s just enjoy this citrus yellow skirt for a minute. I used Mimi G Style pattern 8927 which came out last Summer, but it’s such a classic already...like, I can wear this anytime! My fabric is from Minerva. It’s…

My sewing playlist!

So I did a thing. I made a playlist of my top songs that I listen to when I'm sewing! I promise there's something there for everyone because I literally love everything and grew up in a musical household. Even words and songs that I can't understand sometimes. They still evoke an emotion that transcends…

Five beginner sewing patterns for a newbie sewista!

The other day I shared some of my favorite tools and now I'm talking about my favorite beginner sewing patterns. Most of these will be indie patterns and here's why. While I love all sewing companies, big 4 and indie patterns... I feel like indie patterns offer much more support as far as thorough instructions…

The look for less: my J. Crew inspired classic button down

Hey friends! How are you in hanging in there? I know some states are lifting restrictions but I know a lot of us are still being really cautious. I’ve had a lot of time (like most of us) to really sink my teeth into a project that I’ve been itching to do for quite some…

My new maxi dress! | McCall pattern 7922

Happy Wednesday! I know every day has been feeling like the weekend around here, but boy do I have a new maxi dress that can’t wait to go outside! LOL. She will be everywhere once things get back to normal! I used McCall pattern 7922 and extended it to the floor to turn it into…

The look for less! My Carrie Bradshaw inspired floral jacket!

I’m a huge fan of Sex and the City. Like, I own the series box set and both movies type of fan girl level. So of course I’ve memorized every iconic outfit ever worn by all four ladies. (LOL, jk) Let’s just say, I Stan! Yes, Carrie is the most well known character. But, I…

2 looks, 1 Talvikki sweater tunic!

Happy Monday y'all! If you follow me on Instagram (@ravenmaureen_) then you know that I've already shared this look a few times. Once in my stories for a nice date night with my boo. And the second time, last week as a shirt. That's just how versatile this tunic is! Or...maybe that's just how short…

5 reasons you should pre-wash your fabric!

Is pre-washing a do or don’t in your sewing process? It’s definitely a “do” for me. I was taught that you should always pre-wash your fabric as you intend to wash it in the future. So for example, if you have a wool fabric that requires extra care, then you can take it to the…

Bohemian babe! How I mixed & matched prints (again) for my new dressing gown!

If you’ve followed me for a period of time then you know that from time to time I like to mix prints. Well, I’ve done it again. And this time, I used stripes and florals, just in time for Spring to create my new “dressing gown” or (also popularly known as) a bathrobe. I used…

How I sewed my first (faux) fur coat!…PS – You can too!

Happy Monday! Okay so I've dodged and avoided sewing fur for the longest. There was something always a little taboo about it for me. I was intimidated by the "pile" (more on that later). And the cutting process...oh, and I was convinced that there was absolutely no way that I could mush all of that…