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…

An Autumn Date Night Look!

It's a complete coincidence that yesterday I posted a matching separates look...and that here I am again, doing the same thing! Ha! I originally made this outfit for a date night for my trip to Jackson, Mississippi to see my boyfriend and the weather switched up completely when I landed so I never got to…