My new Mimi G Style Summer skirt!

TGIF! I know July 4th themes will be super strong in less than 24 hours but let’s just enjoy this citrus yellow skirt for a minute. I used Mimi G Style pattern 8927 which came out last Summer, but it’s such a classic already...like, I can wear this anytime! My fabric is from Minerva. It’s…

Five must-have sewing tools!

Hey guys! This lockdown (even though restrictions are lifting) has brought up some questions. Lately a lot of you have been asking me how I got started, what are my favorite tools and some patterns that are great for beginners. I'm definitely going to talk about all of that, but I believe success starts with…

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…

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…

The look for less! My Carrie Bradshaw inspired floral jacket!

I’m a huge fan of Sex and the City. Like, I own the series box set and both movies type of fan girl level. So of course I’ve memorized every iconic outfit ever worn by all four ladies. (LOL, jk) Let’s just say, I Stan! Yes, Carrie is the most well known character. But, I…

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…

Sewing abroad! | How I traveled with my sewing machine through the holidays!

Hey y'all! I had a bit of a mental block the last few weeks, but here I am with some fresh new content. It's crazy how sometimes -even the one thing you love to do -can't get you out of your funk. I'll tell you guys all about it one day when it's not so...…

Santa, baby! …the little red dress

Merry Christmas everyone! It is truly one of the most wonderful times of the year! Since I'm currently on vacay and it's a national holiday, I'm going to keep this super, super short! Here it is! My red dress. It was supposed to have a sequin collar...but there was way too much bulk and I…