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Trend Report: Brocades on the Runway

Fashion trends on an off the runway this season are all saying the same thing: brocades are where its at. Historically, brocades and jacquards have always been of as luxurious fabrics, ideal for eveningwear. This season though, brocades have been seen as outerwear and even as some bold suiting and …

How to Recreate a Pant Pattern

How To Recreate a Pant Pattern

We’ve all had that one pair of pants that fit just right- you know, that pair of pants that gave you a certain strut when you walked down the street.  Or in my case, when a friend comes strutting towards you wearing a pair …

5 Crafty Ideas for Dorm Room Decor

Dorm decorating is one of the most exciting things about the new school year, but that doesn’t mean it needs to break your bank. Each of these DIY projects can be done with just a few bucks and they’re sure to make your new space feeling like home.

1. Felt …

Mood DIY: Sweater Knit Cardigan

Today in Mood DIY, we’re making a super easy sweater knit cardigan. All the coziness of knitting with the speed of sewing! The body is formed with two seams and has a long band collar, so even the required sewing is minimal.

Required materials:

  • ~1.5 yd

Liberty of London: An Inside Look at the Prints

In 1875, Arthur Liberty took London’s fashion industry by storm when he opened a small shop on Regent Street. In 1884, he pushed on to Paris. Over 140 years after opening Liberty of London‘s doors, the supremely unique textile company is world renowned.

Today, each collection Liberty puts out is accompanied …

Mood DIY: How to Sew a Maxi Skirt

Need to up inter-seasonal wardrobe? A maxi skirt like this is perfect for the end of summer as we slowly transition into fall!
With a two yard cut of fabric, you should end up with a piece that’s 72″x52″. The 72″ will be gathered around the waist, so if your …

Mood DIY: How to Make a Lace Kimono in 10 Minutes

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Layering is one of the best things, even in the summer. Often I’ll want to bring something with me when I go out in case the air conditioning is blasting. Plus, as September rolls nearer, I can never have too many  shawls. And so, I made a new one! In …

Mood DIY: Custom Fit Leggings

Today in Mood DIY we (you and me!) are making made-to-measure leggings. If you’ve been hoping for another tutorial like last week’s bodysuit post, you’re in luck, because we’re going to draft our own pattern again. If you found the bodysuit …

Mood DIY: How to Sew a Watermelon Purse

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Fruit prints and accessories have been one of the cutest trends this summer, so today I made the shiniest watermelon purse on Earth. I love it.

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Little Green Silk Dress

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There is nothing more inviting anytime of the year than a deep green fabric.  Make that deep green a silk and you have completely won me over.

Before I started sewing, my knowledge of silk was a thin fabric that stained easily and was worn only in the summer.  All