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Archive for the ‘Tops’ Category

Mood DIY: How to Upgrade Your Old T-Shirt


T-shirts are a staple in everyone’s closet, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be a little more interesting! These quick DIYs are always popular for the upcoming spring and summer since they’re great for loungewear or an easy beach cover up, and this one takes just a few minutes.

Mineral Cotton Sateen: The Inspiration + Innovation

An inside look of my inspiration for the print and how I used the organic cotton sateen.

The Print

My print was created from a photograph I captured of a mineral in Tucson, AZ. I mirrored the image to make it a repeat pattern. The vibrant pop of …

Trend Report: Minimalist Fashions of Spring 2017

It’s all about minimalism this spring, and Mood is here to give you the breakdown for how to incorporate it into your own wardrobe! With simple designs and neutral colors and shades, it’s hard to wear this look wrong!
The True Neutrals
First up, let’s go over some true neutrals! These colors …

Mood DIY: Free Mock Neck Shirt Sewing Pattern


I’m always on the hunt for quick and easy patterns, but when I can’t find exactly what I want, sometimes I just need to make my own. Today’s project required a little designing of my own.

My wardrobe is seriously lacking when it comes to long sleeve tops, which can …

Mood DIY: Free Microfleece Jacket Pattern


A wardrobe can never have too many jackets. They’re versatile, and they can dress up or tone down an outfit with ease. For this one, I used one of Mood’s new microfleeces and a bit of fashion-weight faux leather for the yoke and upper sleeves.
Fabrics & materials

Trend Report: 2016 Recap

We’re in the thick of winter, and that means it’s time to layer and bundle up! This coming year’s styles play with thinner and thicker fabrics, which lets you bundle up with layers or go big with one huge and independent style. From trench coats to tiered designs, long pieces …

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: 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, …

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 …

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 …