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Archive for the ‘Dresses’ Category

Off-the-Shoulder Print Dress

When it comes to prints, you know by now I don’t do a whole lot, but when I do please know that it’s a print I absolutely LOVE.  I found this fabric online here at moodfabrics.com and originally envisioned a fitted dress due to it’s stretch and what I thought …

Lace Caftan

When I think of the perfect pool coverup I instantly think of a caftan, so incorporate lace into the equation and you have a comfortable, sexy combination that I love.  This lace from moodfabrics.com fits the vision perfectly.  It’s light, airy and simply beautiful.

The pattern used for this caftan was …

Suitable Fabrics for Runway Trends – Ruffles & Stripes

Ruffles and Stripes were big trends on the Spring / Summer 2016 runways. High-end designers such as Chanel and Alexander McQueen used ruffles creatively and distinctively as feminine body armor. While designers such as Céline, Dolce & Gabana, Stella McCartney, and DKNY used stripes to draw attention to toned feminine …

Perfect Warm Weather Strapless Dress

Lately I’ve been obsessed with lighter shades of blue, stripes and everything white.  They all read summer, fresh and crisp which was perfect timing for my vacation to Costa Rica.  I wanted looks that were light, comfy and on trend.  This blue and white striped Rag & Bone shirting

A Quick Guide to Draping: Tips and Fabrics


If you have a draping project you need to complete before a big deadline, here are a few tips to remember that will set you on the right path to draping success.

Tip 1: Before starting your drape, remember to use black style tape to line the form at three …

A Real “Agent Carter” Dress from Vintage DuBarry 5306


Sometimes I have a bit of a binge on vintage clothing. It usually happens in Spring or Fall, and I often laser-focus on one period. Most recently it’s been the 1940s thanks to certain popular TV shows like “Agent Carter.” So when I got a killer deal on a …

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 …

Coachella Festival Fashion Fabrics


Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival takes place once every Spring in Indio, California for two back to back weekends.  This year it starts on April 15th and promises as always to present an amazing one of a kind mash-up of music with something for everyone.  For example, …

Houndstooth

Houndstooth is one of those classic patterns that will never go out of style.  Many many many years ago one of my favorite pieces of clothing was a houndstooth rain coat I think I wore everyday of the fourth grade.  I won’t even discuss why I was the only …

Mood DIY: No-Sew Easter Basket Tutu


Easter is coming up quickly this year, and if you’re like me, you need some quick and easy ideas to fill those baskets — and everyone loves a tutu.

The best thing about tutus is they’re hard to mess up, this one especially. So if you’re new to crafting, don’t …