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Oversized Wool Coat

When it comes to purchasing fabric online the most asked question is how to determine what fabric for what application? My answer for a winter coat is always wool.  Because wool comes in so many variations and it tends to last I am wool’s biggest fan.  Because I purchase 99% of …

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: Patched Denim Moto Jacket


Patches, denim, and moto jackets – all three hit runways this past Fashion Week, and all three have made their way into today’s project! Moto jackets are a great project since there are so many styles and directions you can go in. Make it in a classic leather for …

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 …

Mood Style: Sewing a Fit & Flare Velvet Dress

In the spirit of Fall, I decided I wanted to work with some velvet. It’s rich, warm, and always looks lovely; plus Mood had just gotten some new luxury Lyons velvet in. All was perfect!

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Mood DIY: Wine Cozy


A gift that’s always well-received during the holidays is a nice, expensive wine, but it’s always important to add a personal touch to any gift, especially if it’s store-bought! Why not try sending your gift off to its new home in a personalized wine cozy? Wine cozies make it …

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 …