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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 …

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 …

Color Block Suede and Wool Maxi

In a perfect world I can wear a maxi dress or skirt at least once a week.  But living in an area that unfortunately has a winter season, it’s not possible unless it’s a “cold weather” maxi.  This means a wool maxi with suede, yep!

This wool is …

Inspired Again


For one of my last projects during my internship at Mood Fabrics, I was inspired to create a dress, pretty similar to the last one I made, for my birthday.  I was only able to create the bodice of the dress. I wanted to incorporate sleeves, trimming, and a super cool

Summer Linen Maxi Dress


Everyone, but EVERYONE, at Mood Fabrics thought I’d already snagged this fabric.  Maybe the NY staff is creeping into my dreams, because before I stumbled upon this linen rayon blend on the magical top floor, that’s where it existed.

I snatched three yards from the delicious Kway (who did …