My first fabric haul!

Happy Saturday! I'm expanding my blogging horizons and I recorded my first fabric haul on IGTV! Woo-hoo! If you follow me on Instagram then you can find my video on my page (@ravenmaureen_)! I bought everything within the last month so everything should still be available. If you're interested in a more physical description of…

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…

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…

All dressed up! | Pattern review McCalls 7974

Hey guys! Happy Monday! I know that we’ve all been wearing t-shirts, no bras and sweatpants, but I’ve really been longing to dress up in a something super feminine and ethereal. Enter McCall pattern 7974! This dress screams 70s bohemia! The sleeves, the silhouette - I mean I was in love at first sight! I…

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…

Can you substitute interfacing? The short answer is YES!

Y'all I am on day three of "social distancing" and I have not lost my mind yet...but I definitely forgot to get a few things from the store. One of them being...interfacing. AHH! To be fair, I have SOME interfacing at the house. But I do not have enough interfacing for both front facings on…

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 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…

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.…

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…