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…

How I made my first suit during social distancing!

So, I did a thing! I have to admit that all of this indoor time has made me a very productive sewist! This project was already on the books, but the time it took to complete it was definitely accelerated by all the global events taking place. For the blazer I used a Mimi G/Simplicity…

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…

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…

The look for less: Meghan Markle’s favorite coat!

Raise your hand if you find style inspo from your favorite celebs? I know at times, I do! The Duchess of Sussex A.K.A Meghan Markle always has really great looks. But her favorite (I'm only guessing here) is the "coatigan." I mean, I pinned about 4 or 5 different looks on Pinterest of her wearing…

A J.Crew inspired Christmas PJ set!

Christmas is almost here! Can you believe how quickly this year has gone by? Every year I promise myself a pair of matching PJs and this year, I finally did it. I used Simplicity pattern 8803 and made a nice matching set. I used size M for the pants and size S for my top.…