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Mood DIY: Double-breasted Pea Coat


Autumn is here, and that means it’s time to break out the pea coats! Known for their sturdy outside and a silky satin inside, the ever-trendy double-breasted pea coat is a beloved staple of the fashion world. The look is usually topped off with a set of buttons, and …

Mood Style: Sewing an Outerwear Cape


Capes, capelets, and mantels; all three were seen on the Fall 2016 runways, and in no shortage of different styles! We saw short and simple silhouettes with fur details, lovely wrap coats with attached capelet overlays, and even long garments ready for the red carpet.

For today’s sewing project, I decided …

Mood DIY: Neoprene Beanie with Rib Knit Trim (and Gloves!)

 
Beanies are a popular hat to wear when the wear starts turning chilly. They fit snug, keep the wind out, and can still help make a fantastic ensemble. They look good in almost any color, and so long as the fabric is warm and has stretch, it usually fits …

Mood DIY: Boxer Shorts

 
 

Winter is a great time for stocking up on comfortable clothes like pajamas and sleepwear, and what better way to add to your wardrobe than making a pair of Darcy boxer shorts for yourself? Boxer shorts are great for their loose fit, and the light fabrics they’re usually made …

Mood DIY: Removeable Collar Tutorial


Ever wanted to add a collar to your ensemble without permanently altering your top? Removable shirt collars are a simple and quick way to do it. Removable collars can help add a pop of color or a print to your shirt, help dress up a basic tee, or just …

Mad About Plaid! “Men’s Flannel Shirt” Style Post

It’s definitely flannel season! With that being said, my hubby has been wanting me to make him a shirt since forever. So, I decided to make him a nice cozy, rustic plaid flannel. Perfect for Fall if I do say so myself.

Here’s what I used:

3yds of Red/Blue/Brown/White Plaid

Mood DIY: Leather Messenger Bag/Backpack


Learning to sew with leather has been on my list for a while now, and I love things that are changeable and versatile. The solution? Make a messenger back that’s also a backpack! Overall, it was a fun project, and definitely a great gift idea.

Fabrics & materials

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 …

Mood DIY: Sewing a Plaid Skirt


Plaid is appealing for its geometric patterns, and they’re known to give off a sort of “official” look—in other words, plaids are great for the office or work! Its pattern is eye-catching and versatile, and the design fits right at home in the aesthetic of autumn, too. Whether you’re …

All About Sleeves



Sleeve designs can be a little bit intimidating. Drafting them is kind of a science on its own, and it’s hard to imagine what shape you need to start with if you have no prior experience with patterning them yourself; trial and error is usually inevitable, and if …