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Oversized Wool Coat

When it comes to purchasing fabric online the most asked question is how to determine what fabric for what application? My answer for a winter coat is always wool.  Because wool comes in so many variations and it tends to last I am wool’s biggest fan.  Because I purchase 99% of …

All About Dress Silhouettes


Hello, and welcome to another All About article from Mood! This time we’re talking about dress silhouettes and shapes!
There are so many kinds of dresses out there that it can be a little daunting trying to wrap our heads around their little differences, and so we wanted to collect …

Mood DIY: Hooded Bell Sleeve Fur Jacket w/ Free Sewing Template


The fur jacket trend doesn’t seem to be fading as autumn slowly turns to winter, and honestly I can’t complain. With all of Mood’s new faux furs hitting the site, I’ve been dying to work with more of them.
My first venture into faux fur sewing was just …

Mood DIY: Patched Denim Moto Jacket


Patches, denim, and moto jackets – all three hit runways this past Fashion Week, and all three have made their way into today’s project! Moto jackets are a great project since there are so many styles and directions you can go in. Make it in a classic leather for …

Leather Belt DIY


Belts are an essential part of any wardrobe, but they’re often a rather pricey detail for such a small accessory, don’t you think? Especially in the men’s department; even though belts sold at stores boast high prices and quality, sometimes they don’t even last a whole year! That’s why …

Mood DIY: African Print Peplum Shirt


The weather in NYC is impossible to predict, it seems. The sunny, 70 degree Friday afternoon when I made this shirt has since given way to ice rain as I write this. Boo!
Luckily, peplums never seem to go out of season! Layering is key in the fall and winter, …

Wool and Brocade LBD

In my opinion, you can never have too many little black dresses.  With the holiday season fast approaching , this little black dress with perfectly placed brocade and a silhouette that ensures you don’t need to worry about any midsection bloat, it’s number one on my list.

The dress was made …

Zodiac Gift Guide

Zodiac sign readings and horoscopes might not always be completely accurate, but they can be fun to look up and share with others! They give little insights to the type of person you might feel you are, or they might just give you another perspective to see things from that …

Mood Style: Sewing a Fit & Flare Velvet Dress

In the spirit of Fall, I decided I wanted to work with some velvet. It’s rich, warm, and always looks lovely; plus Mood had just gotten some new luxury Lyons velvet in. All was perfect!

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All About Necklines


Variety and fashion go hand-in-hand, and that applies to necklines, too! Necklines are a great piece to play and experiment with for designing tops. You can go for function and practicality or focus on style and appearance–any everything in between! Necklines are one of the most defining features of …