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Mood DIY: How to Sew Men’s Jogger Pants

 
Jogger pants have been an activewear favorite for a while now, but recently they’ve been showing up more and more on high fashion runways. They’ve moved on from their initial, comfy knit vibe to become a staple of casual chic, appearing as every fabric type imaginable – from suiting …

Mood DIY: Double-breasted Pea Coat


Autumn is here, and that means it’s time to break out the pea coats! Known for their sturdy outside and a silky satin inside, the ever-trendy double-breasted pea coat is a beloved staple of the fashion world. The look is usually topped off with a set of buttons, and …

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 Style: Sewing an Outerwear Cape


Capes, capelets, and mantels; all three were seen on the Fall 2016 runways, and in no shortage of different styles! We saw short and simple silhouettes with fur details, lovely wrap coats with attached capelet overlays, and even long garments ready for the red carpet.

For today’s sewing project, I decided …

Mood DIY: Neoprene Beanie with Rib Knit Trim (and Gloves!)

 
Beanies are a popular hat to wear when the wear starts turning chilly. They fit snug, keep the wind out, and can still help make a fantastic ensemble. They look good in almost any color, and so long as the fabric is warm and has stretch, it usually fits …

Neck Tie Pencil Dress

I can’t begin to tell you how much I love fall and making cool weather clothes.  If I could get away with wearing wool dresses and coats year round, I would.

Because I hadn’t made or worn a fitted dress in what seems like forever, I knew when I snagged

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

Mood DIY: Sewing a Plaid Skirt


Plaid is appealing for its geometric patterns, and they’re known to give off a sort of “official” look—in other words, plaids are great for the office or work! Its pattern is eye-catching and versatile, and the design fits right at home in the aesthetic of autumn, too. Whether you’re …

Velvet season

This fall has been all about velvet.  It’s amazing how a textile that’s been around forever can get a facelift in the form of a modern design.  My experience with velvet was a navy blue super stiff dress as a 7 year old.  All I remember was the sound it …

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 …