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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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Mood DIY: Asymmetrical Midi Skirt


Huge, bold prints are one of my favorite things, year round. For spring though, I love transforming them into skirts.
Typically, I go for a more retro look when creating my own clothes, but I decided to modernize this midi a little bit with a long, asymmetrical hem. The print …

Mood DIY: Eco-Friendly Tote Bag


Happy Earth Day, Sewciety! To celebrate today, I decided to make a honeycomb tote bag with some of Mood’s eco-friendly fabrics!

My design called for 1/2 yard of Cloud Organic Cotton Twill, 3/4 yard of Beeswax Medium-Weight Linen, and 2 yards of 2″ black webbing. The …

Mood DIY: Felt Panda Pattern Weights


Pattern weights are one of the greatest creations when it comes to sewing tools. If you don’t use them, I strongly recommend trying them out. They don’t cause your fabric to pucker while you’re cutting, they don’t rip your pattern paper, and they can be moved around so much …

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: Lace Panel T-Shirt


How often have your t-shirts gotten worn out or too small? Maybe you just buy one and don’t wear it as often as you thought you would? Adding lace is the perfect way to give it new life and bring a little extra style to your wardrobe!

For this …

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 …

Sakizo: Blue Viennetta – Costume by Becka Noel

Hi! I’m Becka Noel, a cosplayer from Colorado and living in New York City.  I’m really excited to share my costume, Blue Viennetta by artist, Sakizo, here on Mood’s blog.
As a mostly prop and armor builder, this project was pretty terrifying at first for me.  No joke, the only things …

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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Mood DIY: 2 Minute Bridesmaid Necklace


Wedding season is coming. And for most people it comes with joy, excitement, and often a little anxiety. Flowers, venues, weather; there are simply too many things to worry about. However, the perfect gift for your bridesmaids does not need to be one of them.
This necklace is both adorable …