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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

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 …

Neoprene

The moment I woke up and the temps were in the 50′s, I immediately started thinking fall and remembered how much I love neoprene and structure.  So enters this royal blue and white neoprene.  If you aren’t familiar with neoprene, it’s a stretch scuba material that doesn’t …

Trend Report: Paris Fashion Week | Spring 2017

This week is the last for Fall Fashion Week, and we saw a few favorites and new head-turners as the event comes to a close! Trendy jackets and flowing garments were prime pieces of the show for Paris designers, and we had to share them here!

Kimono-style Jackets

With loose …