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…

My pink Summer dress! A Sorbetto dress hack!

So I recently co-hosted a giveaway with @thecornyrainbow on Instagram to celebrate reaching 4K followers. Any milestone always requires a new 'fit. Right? Well, I've been stressed and moving and just not coordinated with my adult responsibilities so I needed to make a quick dress that I knew would only take a few hours. I…

How to make your own pattern weights!

Happy Wednesday y'all! Lately, I've noticed that all of my metal washers that I use for pattern weights have virtually disappeared. I mean... I think that this has just happened over time, but still. So I finally decided that I wanted to shop for some. But the shop I want to buy it from is…

5 reasons I love “Make it Simple” by TATB!

Hey everyone! I know we’re all trying to make it day to day with everything going on, but I wanted to pop in and talk about something that we can all relate to...and that’s time. Whether you feel like you have too much, or simply not enough...it’s something that all sewists have stressed over. Last…

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…

How to make a headband in 5 minutes!

Happy Friday y’all! TGIF! If you have a few minutes this weekend the you should totally make this headband. It’s a few simple steps and only requires a few supplies. Let’s get started! Supplies: Stretch knit fabricJersey needle Thread Sewing machine and/or serger Steps: 1. Measure the circumference of your head and add 5 inches.…

Working Girl Outfit | The York Pinafore

I've danced with the idea of making a pinafore for more than a year now. I've seen the York Pinafore made in almost every single way and each one always looks so personal and unique from the next. So I tried my hand at the pattern. After reading the directions and realizing how straight forward…

A coffee run in my Lou box top

It seems like the entire Summer I was surrounded by sewists who made beautiful garments from the Crowded Faces collection by Lady McElroy. I went back and forth on if I loved the fabric (it is quite an investment). Then by the time I wanted to purchase it, Summer was over and I had to…

Fall into gingham!| McCall Pattern 7922

Hey y'all! In case you haven't noticed, it's definitely Fall around here...but it wouldn't be a Southern Fall season without the sun still beaming high and bright, right? Which leads me to my next point...just how on earth am I wearing a sleeveless short dress in October? Welcome to South Carolina! I used McCall pattern…