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The Ultimate List of Sewing Supplies by Mood Fabrics


With school (dare I say it) just around the corner, it’s probably that point in the summer where students are looking at their supply list and wondering which tools they still need, which ones essential, and which would just be incredibly helpful to have in their bag. Not to …

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 a …

Mood Style: Sewing a Lamé Kimono

When in need of a statement piece, this Phillip Lim lamé from moodfabrics.com is a must.  At first glance you think this fabric is way over the top until you realize over the top is just what you need. This shimmering beauty is paper thin, easy to sew and irons …

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: Bubble Skirt

Today in Mood DIY we’re going to make a bubble skirt! This one is so easy you don’t even need pattern paper, and using only about 1 yard of brocade, it’s an instant cocktail skirt that won’t break the bank.

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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 …