Pattern review: McCall 7812

Hey everyone! I know it's been a few weeks since the last time I wrote on my blog. If we're being honest, I've been getting really wrapped up into creating TikTok videos and it's really been occupying time. Shameful, yes. I know. But if you're on TikTok then give me a follow at @ravenmaureen_! Anyway,…

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How to sew with velvet!

Hey y'all! I know that this post is a long time coming - but here it is! How to sew with velvet. Velvet, kind of like any other fabric can have a stretch or a non-stretch property. I've sewn with both and I honestly believe non-stretch velvet is more difficult to sew with, but we're…

My new wool coat!

I know it seems like lately all I’ve been making is outerwear. And that’s somewhat true. But I’ve been sitting on so much outerwear fabric that I’m trying to burn through it! Plus, I live in Jackson now, so once March hits, it’s basically Summer while the rest of the country is still enjoying cooler…

My new LEOPARD fur coat + a pattern review!

I know y’all didn’t think that I would totally abandon my loyalty to leopard for blush tones?! That would be a big fat “No!” Yes it’s a fact that I love pink. But more than pink, I still love leopard. I bought my fur from large fabric chain months ago during the Fall (now sold…

Another MAJOR life update: I’m engaged!

Well this is a Christmas that I will NEVER FORGET! On Christmas Eve, Joe proposed to me in front of our parents, plus family and friends via Zoom. The holidays looked different but Joe spared no resource to make this moment special. Check out how it went down, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFBg0ETI9TM&feature=youtu.be

How to make a sequin skirt!

TGIF!! I know the holidays look a little different this year and that’s why I wanted to make something with some extra razzle dazzle. So if you’re just hanging out at home or on a holiday zoom call, you can shine too! Supplies: Stretch sequin fabric1/4 yard of stretch twill Stretch interfacing Stitch witchery fusible…

My new bomber jacket! Pattern review: New Look 6545

Happy Wednesday y’all! Can you tell that I love my new bomber jacket? Like, it gives me a whole new attitude. But in all seriousness I’ve been putting off this project for 2 years. It’s a shame, but each time I would be ready to start this project I found something new and shiny to…

10 mistakes to avoid as a new sewer!

Last week on Instagram I got pretty candid and shared a little bit of my sewing journey and mentioned that my mistakes made me a better sewist. After an overwhelming response, I decided to share 10 sewing mistakes to avoid as a new sewer plus solutions for each mistake. Let's jump into it! Watching the…

Chalk & Notch Page Hoodie!

It’s a casual Friday over here! Contrary to what some people believe, I’m not always dressed up. As a matter of fact, I enjoy a casual outfit more than you know. And now that I've been working from home, I've been dressing down much more - and this pattern has been in heavy rotation! So…