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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 & …

DIY Girls Swimsuit – How to Sew 2 Easy Super Cute looks!


School’s out, summer is here and beaches are open!! Here’s a quick and easy tutorial on how to create 2 adorable swimsuits for a sweet little girl. Want to know the best part? We are going to use a swimsuit that she already has to create them!

Here’s what you’ll …

Mood DIY: How to Sew a Sun Hat


Huge, floppy sun hats are one of my favorite things. They’re both adorable and functional. And if they’re handmade, they can easily match anything in your summer wardrobe!
Things I used:

Trend Report: Abstract Prints

Abstract prints are all the rave this season! What is abstract, you ask? Well, it is often defined as nonrepresentational art styles of the 20th century. The way I think of it, it’s any print you can’t define as one specific thing – say, floral or geometric. You know those …

Mood DIY: Bright Summer Eyelet Shorts

Are those denim shorts to bland for you? Are you looking for something with a bit more detail? Mood’s got it, offering many different eyelet fabrics to spruce up your look or to create a whole new design!   The shorts I have constructed are from a delightful …

Lace-up Swimsuit Tutorial

Summer is basically here and one-piece swimsuits are so hot this season! This lace-up trend is everywhere! Here is a great pattern from Vogue that makes adding this detail effortless.

For this swimsuit, I will be using Vogue Pattern V9192 Style B

Here’s what you’ll need: All tools and notions can …

Mood DIY: How to Sew an Infinity Dress


Infinity dresses are a great staple to have in your closet. They take a bit of fabric, but they can be made in under an hour and can be wrapped so many different ways that it can look like a million different dresses!

For mine, I used an

Linen shirt dress

Hi everyone! My name is Ping and I blog over at peneloping.com. I started taking pattern-making classes last year and I’m so excited to …

Little Summer Frock

When searching for the quintessential summer fabric, the first thing that comes to mind is chambray.  I love this super light weight fabric that’s perfect for balmy temperatures.  This chambray from moodfabrics.com is as light weight as you can find, it sews and cuts easily and even makes the …

Mood DIY: How to Sew a Neoprene Skater Skirt and Crop Top


The key to a fashionable summer? A fun and effortless look! And what better way to achieve that than matching separates? The skater skirt/crop top silhouette has been incredibly popular lately and if you’ve tried it out, I’m sure you understand why. It’s trendy, it works with all body …