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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 …

Mood Style: Bomber Jacket with a Twist

My newest obsession along with the rest of the fashion population, is the bomber jacket.  The beauty of the bomber jacket is it’s ability to put a casual spin on any look.

What I wanted to do was make an effort to elevate the simple bomber jacket by making it in …

Mood DIY: Removeable Collar Tutorial


Ever wanted to add a collar to your ensemble without permanently altering your top? Removable shirt collars are a simple and quick way to do it. Removable collars can help add a pop of color or a print to your shirt, help dress up a basic tee, or just …

Mad About Plaid! “Men’s Flannel Shirt” Style Post

It’s definitely flannel season! With that being said, my hubby has been wanting me to make him a shirt since forever. So, I decided to make him a nice cozy, rustic plaid flannel. Perfect for Fall if I do say so myself.

Here’s what I used:

3yds of Red/Blue/Brown/White Plaid

All About Sleeves



Sleeve designs can be a little bit intimidating. Drafting them is kind of a science on its own, and it’s hard to imagine what shape you need to start with if you have no prior experience with patterning them yourself; trial and error is usually inevitable, and if …

Mood DIY: How to Sew a Button Sleeve Shirt


Simple details are a favorite of mine. When I saw these small, round buttons on moodfabrics.com, I immediately wanted to make something with a vintage feel. Since the buttons would be the focus, I decided to make a basic t-shirt with a lovely sleeve detail.

Fall 2016 Fashion Week Summary

Fall Fashion Week has come to a close for this season! From cut-out styles to moto jackets, the line-up ranged from chic and edgy. Here are some of the most prominent trends to take away from this season.
Suede
There were plenty of fabrics that popped up all over the …