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Mood DIY: Slouchy Swatch Hoodie

The best part of Mood – aside from all the fabulous fabrics – is definitely Swatch. So pairing him with fabric? Genius. As soon as the Swatch neoprene went online, I knew I had to make something with it. And lo and behold, my coworker wanted a hoodie!

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Retro Stripes and Denim

Hi everyone! I’m Tasha from By Gum, By Golly. I’m delighted to show you a couple of items I made recently, from some yummy fabrics from Mood!

Since the weather has been typically spring-like, where it jumps from cold to warm and then to snow …

Mood DIY: Geometric Denim Shorts


Coachella season has arrived, and with it a need for cute and trendy denim shorts – something I’ve somehow never tried before! Now, let me preface this post by admitting that I am normally a costume designer, and occasional DIYer. I can recreate gowns from Game of Thrones and …

Mood DIY: (Nearly) No-Sew Beach Wrap


Winter (dare I say it?) finally seems to be leaving. And in typical NY fashion, we’re looking right past spring and getting our wardrobe ready for summer. So what better way to do that than with a quick and easy DIY beach wrap?
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Coachella Festival Fashion Fabrics


Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival takes place once every Spring in Indio, California for two back to back weekends.  This year it starts on April 15th and promises as always to present an amazing one of a kind mash-up of music with something for everyone.  For example, …

Mood DIY: Retro Wrap Shirt

I made a cute, retro wrap dress recently, based off Butterick 4790, and was amazed by how simple it was. Since it was little more than two rectangle panels, with a hole cut out for the neckline, it was complete in an afternoon. Feeling adventurous, I decided to try …

Mood DIY: No-Sew Wool Vest

 

With New York weather being New York weather, it’s always a good idea to have a versatile wardrobe. In April, it could be freezing when you leave for work in the morning, and 75 degrees by the time you break for lunch. The best things to fill your closet with …

Houndstooth

Houndstooth is one of those classic patterns that will never go out of style.  Many many many years ago one of my favorite pieces of clothing was a houndstooth rain coat I think I wore everyday of the fourth grade.  I won’t even discuss why I was the only …

Fabric of the Future: Tech Fabrics

Generally when wearing a fabric, we think of covering the body and protecting it from the environment, or as a form of personal expression and style. But the future of clothing is about to change in a big way as smart textiles are paving their way through. The textile industry is …

Mood DIY: 2 Seam Circle Shirt

With a new season comes a need for a whole new wardrobe. However, if you’re looking to save some money, DIY is definitely the way to go. Can’t sew? Not a problem! This shirt takes 10 minutes, and only has two straight seams!

You’ll need a yard and a half …