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Trend Report: Menswear Fashion Week

We saw the shows, we did the research. Here are the highlights for Men’s Fashion Week 2017. Time for a wardrobe update…

Before this fall’s ready to wear collections roll out later this week in New York, it was menswear’s turn to take the spotlight. We saw everything from faux fur …

Mood Style: Easy Jacquard Vest w/ Covered Buttons

With Men’s Fashion Week in full swing, you may be feeling the pressure to update your wardrobe. Luckily, that’s easier than you might think!

One of the biggest trends seen on the runway this season is brocade, brocade, and more brocade. And while it may be a little too …

Floral brocade statement coat

It dawned on me the only redeeming quality winter has is the ability to allow me to wear coats everyday. So I take full advantage at least once a week adding a new coat to my wardrobe.

When I ordered this floral brocade, the last thing on my mind was …

Mood DIY: Free Reversible Bomber Jacket Sewing Pattern


I love the bomber jacket trend, and ever since I made my first one back in the fall, I knew I wanted to make more. This time, I drew up a pattern for the original women’s version and I …

Mood DIY: How to Sew a Men’s Tie & Bow Tie


With the holidays slowly creeping in along with this chilly weather, it’s time to start thinking gifts! Especially if you go the handmade route.

Ties are a quick and easy go-to during the holiday season. They’re fun to make, and most guys need them, so why not make some unique …

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 they say that …

Mood DIY: Bubble Skirt

Today in Mood DIY we’re going to make a bubble skirt! This one is so easy you don’t even need pattern paper, and using only about 1 yard of brocade, it’s an instant cocktail skirt that won’t break the bank.

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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 …

Constructing My Original Utena Cosplay!


My name is Mandy, I go by “AmazonMandy” online! I’ve been cosplaying since 2004, and I run a business full time sewing custom costumes and gowns for anyone who wants one! The completed photos for this post were taken by Robby Idol Photography.

I wanted to share the …

Mood Fabric’s Fall 2016 New York Fashion Week Trend Report

The NY designers’ creativity with fabrics and designs came out in full force at Fall 2016 NY Fashion Week.  Wish you were there to see the most luxurious and sumptuous fabrics up close?  Read on.  This blog has got a recap that will give you a window into the coolest …