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Trend Report: NYFW Fall 2016

Trend Report: NYFW Fall 2016

Eager to see a sneak peek of what’s coming for Spring 2017? New York Fashion Week’s got you covered. We have some new trends showing up as well as a few carrying over from the fall lineup, from graphic prints to daringly low collars, making for …

Trend Report: Fall 2016 Office Fashion and Styles

Trend Report: Fall 2016 Office Fashion and Styles

Fall is my favorite season, and one of the biggest reasons is my love for the fashion transition that comes with it. Being away from fall and winter styles for so long can really make you miss them, which is why I always …

Mood DIY: How to Sew a Ribbon Tie Blouse

 
September is the month of transition outfits. You’ll leave the house in the morning with a hot coffee and a jacket, and then be sweating by lunch. The easiest fix? Lots of light layers. (Say that 5 times fast!)

High necklines are trending this season, so I decided to make …

Stunning African Prints in 3 Great Looks

The African print trend has exploded over the past couple of years! If you are a designer you have to admit these prints are visually satisfying. I put together a few looks just to give you an idea of how to wear these prints, or hopefully inspire you to enter …

Trend Report: Back-to-School Styles

Trend Report: Back-to-School Styles

Classes are back in session soon, and what better way to combat the early mornings and long days of studying than to look good doing it? One of the best pick-me-ups during school (especially if I was running late!) was knowing I looked great. It’s true when …

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

Brocade Peplum and High Waist Shorts

When I think of brocade, the first thing that normally comes to mind is cooler temps.  Then in comes this beautiful brocade from moodfabrics.com. It’s medium weight, easy to sew and best of all non fraying.  Both sides are usable and if you take a close look at the pictures …

The Perfect Cotton

When you have a toddler that loves to give the biggest hugs right after digging into a vat of strawberries, your fabric selection gets a little tricky.  I find myself drawn to cotton that can easily be thrown into the machine and maintain it’s shape.  This cotton from Rag & …

Mood DIY: How to Sew a Button Up Shirt w/ French Seams


With Father’s Day coming up, it’s time to start thinking gifts! And how could you go wrong with a brand new button up, tailored and made especially for them?

For this shirt, I went with a Pinpoint Twill Mercerized Cotton Shirting, which was exquisite. The hand was incredibly …