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Trend Report: Back-to-School Styles

Trend Report: Back-to-School Styles

Classes are back in session soon, and what better way to combat the early mornings and long days of studying than to look good doing it? One of the best pick-me-ups during school (especially if I was running late!) was knowing I looked great. It’s true when …

Strapless

When I was given the opportunity to create a line of patterns for McCall Patterns, I knew I wanted to create something that was quintessentially me.  Keeping in mind that my style isn’t for everyone, I also wanted patterns that can easily be altered to accommodate your own personal …

Color Trends: Pantone Palette Ruffled Dress


With fall finally around the corner (I can hear my air conditioner crying with relief), here at Mood we’re thinking about a new season of colors and fabrics. Fall runways were abound with rich earth and bright jewel tones, coming together to create warm, vibrant palettes. Pantone highlighted a …

Mood Style: Sewing a Lamé Kimono

When in need of a statement piece, this Phillip Lim lamé from moodfabrics.com is a must.  At first glance you think this fabric is way over the top until you realize over the top is just what you need. This shimmering beauty is paper thin, easy to sew and irons …

Trend Report: Brocades on the Runway

Fashion trends on an off the runway this season are all saying the same thing: brocades are where its at. Historically, brocades and jacquards have always been of as luxurious fabrics, ideal for eveningwear. This season though, brocades have been seen as outerwear and even as some bold suiting and …

Mood DIY: Sweater Knit Cardigan

Today in Mood DIY, we’re making a super easy sweater knit cardigan. All the coziness of knitting with the speed of sewing! The body is formed with two seams and has a long band collar, so even the required sewing is minimal.

Required materials:

  • ~1.5 yd

Mood DIY: Sewing a Nautical Maxi Dress


Whether you’re hitting the cookouts this holiday weekend or hitting the beach, a cinched maxi dress can always have you looking chic!
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Mood DIY: How to Sew a Patriotic Ruffle Skirt

 
Everyone needs a cute holiday outfit for those inevitable cookouts this weekend, even the little ones! This skirt is full, bouncy, and terrific to spin and run around in. Plus, it’s easily washable!

Things you’ll need:

Mood DIY: Sewing an Apron Dress with Simplicity 1080


Everyone loves to get outside in the sun, and whether you’re soaking up some rays at the beach, or tending to some flowers in your yard, it’s always great to stay on trend!
Adorable aprons and work dresses have been all the rage recently, and you’ll find no shortage of …

DIY Girls Swimsuit – How to Sew 2 Easy Super Cute looks!


School’s out, summer is here and beaches are open!! Here’s a quick and easy tutorial on how to create 2 adorable swimsuits for a sweet little girl. Want to know the best part? We are going to use a swimsuit that she already has to create them!

Here’s what you’ll …