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Archive for the ‘Jackets’ Category

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 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

Floral brocade statement coat

It dawned on me the only redeeming quality winter has is the ability to allow me to wear coats everyday. So I take full advantage at least once a week adding a new coat to my wardrobe.

When I ordered this floral brocade, the last thing on my mind was …

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 …

Faux Fur

When it comes to faux fur, they are certainly not all equal.  I will admit I’m a fan of real fur, the softness and luxe of real fur is undeniable but I think this season’s faux fur has made me a believer.   When I ordered this faux fur, …

Mood Style: Sewing a Chanel-Style Jacket


Sometimes inspiration comes from the oddest places. In this case, I knew I wanted to make a Chanel-inspired jacket with one of Mood’s fantastic new tweeds, but I just couldn’t find the right pattern for it. Should I go classic? Should I do something with a little twist?
Cut to …

Mood DIY: Free Reversible Bomber Jacket Sewing Pattern


I love the bomber jacket trend, and ever since I made my first one back in the fall, I knew I wanted to make more. This time, I drew up a pattern for the original women’s version and I …

Silk-Cotton Statement Jacket

We all know how important it is to have all the basic wardrobe staples right? A crisp white shirt, perfect fitting jeans, and a pair of nude pumps to name a few. So how do you keep these items rotating seamlessly season to season? By mixing in a great statement …

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 …