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Color Trends: Pantone Palette Ruffled Dress


With fall finally around the corner (I can hear my air conditioner crying with relief), here at Mood we’re thinking about a new season of colors and fabrics. Fall runways were abound with rich earth and bright jewel tones, coming together to create warm, vibrant palettes. Pantone highlighted …

Trend Report: Fall Pantone Forecast

Color trends are constantly changing and evolving. So how are you supposed to always stay current and chic? Luckily, Mood has your back. We’ve gone through all the recent runway shows and picked out the top recurring shades, so you’ll never be out of style this season!
1. Camper

If you …

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: How to Sew a Maxi Skirt

Need to up inter-seasonal wardrobe? A maxi skirt like this is perfect for the end of summer as we slowly transition into fall!
With a two yard cut of fabric, you should end up with a piece that’s 72″x52″. The 72″ will be gathered around the waist, so if your …

How to Make a Tutu, a Tulle Skirt, and a Petticoat

For today’s post, I’m going to be highlighting three different types of tulle skirts, and going through exactly how to make them. Whether you need a princess costume, a classy dinner party, or something to built up your next gown, you’ll be an expert in tulle in no time at …

Fun and Easy DIY- How to Make a “No Sew” Ribbon and Tulle Tutu

Need a break from your sewing machine? Here’s a quick and easy no sewing needed DIY project, sure to brighten any little girl’s day!

This tulle tutu is perfect for dress up, play time, a princess theme birthday party or just because it’s cute!

 

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Summer Lovin’ Happened So Fast: Sewing with Scuba and Neoprene

Necessity is the mother of invention; isn’t that what they say? As a mom, it seems I’m always inventing or, at the very least, creating something, and usually that something involves my four-year old daughter, Lane. It’s funny how differently you view childhood through a pair of ‘mom eyes.’

As a …

Ruffles w/ McCalls & Simplicity Patterns

I have to admit, I have been completely inspired this summer to sew sew sew.  In addition to my 3ft tall bundle of inspiration I am completely inspired by everything Rag & Bone.  As I’m browsing moodfabrics.com and adding fabric to my wish list, it occurs to …

Trend Report: Satin Draping

“Rich” and “luxurious” are two words that come to mind when thinking of satin because of its luminous appearance and luscious drape. Satin is a type of weave amongst three including plain and twill and is categorized by having four or more weft yarns float over warp yarns or the …