Best Friend Travel Dresses

I love Califabric's Double Brushed Polyester! It is an unbelievably soft fabric, and has a lovely drape for a maxi dress. Califabrics has so many lovely prints which would all be suitable for a this type of dress. My best friend and I live in different cities, so we try to get together each year for some girl time. This year we choose New Orleans as our meet up, and what ...

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Bicycle Shower Curtain

Isn't this bicycle print lawn just the cutest? I love everything bicycle so I had to have some. Turns out that after moving to my new house in Austin, I also needed a shower curtain for my tub-style shower. This was a quick and simple sewing project that takes only a couple of hours, but made a huge difference to my bathroom. I paired the bicycles with a white lawn to ...

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Classical Ballet Tutu

Happy (late) Halloween, ya'll! My house has been abuzz these past couple of weeks, not only because I decided to wait until the bewitching hour to start my Halloween costume (doesn't that seem to happen each year?) but also because I'm MOVING TO AUSTIN! You heard that right, folks, I'm becoming a Texan. I love to treat myself to an elaborate Halloween costume when I can and this year I decided ...

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Welt Pockets and Bias Binding

Welt pockets and bias binding add a crisp, finished look to this summer dress. I used a favorite tank top of mine to make a general pattern, then made it roomier by adding width to the sides and a box pleat in the center front. I used a rayon chambray for the body of the dress and a striped chambray for the pockets and bias binding. The rayon chambray is especially drapey and would also ...

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Hi, I’m Maria

Hi there! I’m Maria, founder of Maria Rose Sews. I started my business to create beautiful, quality clothes and fabric goods for people to use in their everyday lives. In addition to starting my own business, I also work freelance so I’m always sewing something new and unique. My sewing career started in college when I got a job in the costume shop of a dance theatre. After my first year, ...

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