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How to Recreate a Pant Pattern

How To Recreate a Pant Pattern

We’ve all had that one pair of pants that fit just right- you know, that pair of pants that gave you a certain strut when you walked down the street.  Or in my case, when a friend comes strutting towards you wearing a pair …

Mood DIY: Sweater Knit Cardigan

Today in Mood DIY, we’re making a super easy sweater knit cardigan. All the coziness of knitting with the speed of sewing! The body is formed with two seams and has a long band collar, so even the required sewing is minimal.

Required materials:

  • ~1.5 yd

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 …

Mood DIY: How to Make a Lace Kimono in 10 Minutes


Layering is one of the best things, even in the summer. Often I’ll want to bring something with me when I go out in case the air conditioning is blasting. Plus, as September rolls nearer, I can never have too many  shawls. And so, I made a new one! In …

Mood DIY: Custom Fit Leggings

Today in Mood DIY we (you and me!) are making made-to-measure leggings. If you’ve been hoping for another tutorial like last week’s bodysuit post, you’re in luck, because we’re going to draft our own pattern again. If you found the bodysuit …

Little Green Silk Dress

There is nothing more inviting anytime of the year than a deep green fabric.  Make that deep green a silk and you have completely won me over.

Before I started sewing, my knowledge of silk was a thin fabric that stained easily and was worn only in the summer.  All

Mood DIY: How to Make a Plunge Bodysuit

Today in Mood DIY we’ll be drafting a simple bodysuit with an empire waist and plunging front and back neckline. Whether you’re looking to beat the heat or for something to wear to the gym, this bodysuit is the perfect afternoon project.

What you’ll need:

  • Approx. 1 1/4 yd 4-way stretch

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 …

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 …

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 …