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Mood DIY: How to Sew a Tiered Plisse Skirt


How to Sew a Tiered Plisse Skirt

Fall is usually the time for school to start up again, but for others it can be the start of new jobs and careers right after graduating in the spring. There’s never anything wrong with outfits that look good without sacrificing …

The Ultimate List of Sewing Supplies by Mood Fabrics


With school (dare I say it) just around the corner, it’s probably that point in the summer where students are looking at their supply list and wondering which tools they still need, which ones essential, and which would just be incredibly helpful to have in their bag. Not to …

Mood DIY: How to Sew a Clutch Wallet


Clutches are one of the most helpful fashion accessories; you can never have too many. So rather than buy yet another, I decided I’d throw one together myself! And since National Dog Day is fast approaching, I thought I’d add a little Swatch into the design.
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Mood DIY: How to Add Invisible Pockets to a Dress


It is my firm belief that every dress should have pockets. And that any dress without pockets should have pockets added. Mood is having a sale on certain cotton prints, and I have been dying to make a dress with McCall’s M7081, so all seemed perfect for this project …

Pretty in Pink- Girls Dress in a Cute Stripe Brocade

This dress was inspired by the many dresses I wore when I was my daughter’s age. Spaghetti straps and smocking, remember? I loved those dresses! This dress has that same silhouette, so the pattern was pretty simple to create.
It can be challenging to find special occasion dresses in the summer, …

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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How to Recreate a Pant Pattern

How To Recreate a Pant Pattern

We’ve all had that one pair of pants that fit just right- you know, that pair of pants that gave you a certain strut when you walked down the street.  Or in my case, when a friend comes strutting towards you wearing a pair …

5 Crafty Ideas for Dorm Room Decor

Dorm decorating is one of the most exciting things about the new school year, but that doesn’t mean it needs to break your bank. Each of these DIY projects can be done with just a few bucks and they’re sure to make your new space feeling like home.

1. Felt …

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: How to Make a Lace Kimono in 10 Minutes


Layering is one of the best things, even in the summer. Often I’ll want to bring something with me when I go out in case the air conditioning is blasting. Plus, as September rolls nearer, I can never have too many  shawls. And so, I made a new one! In …