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Mood DIY: Geometric Denim Shorts

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Coachella season has arrived, and with it a need for cute and trendy denim shorts – something I’ve somehow never tried before! Now, let me preface this post by admitting that I am normally a costume designer, and occasional DIYer. I can recreate gowns from Game of Thrones and …

Sakizo: Blue Viennetta – Costume by Becka Noel

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Hi! I’m Becka Noel, a cosplayer from Colorado and living in New York City.  I’m really excited to share my costume, Blue Viennetta by artist, Sakizo, here on Mood’s blog.
As a mostly prop and armor builder, this project was pretty terrifying at first for me.  No joke, the only things …

Mood DIY: (Nearly) No-Sew Beach Wrap

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Winter (dare I say it?) finally seems to be leaving. And in typical NY fashion, we’re looking right past spring and getting our wardrobe ready for summer. So what better way to do that than with a quick and easy DIY beach wrap?
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Easy to Sew, Easy to Love

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Hello! I’m Rochelle from Lucky Lucille, and today I’m super excited to share two of the most gratifying garments I’ve made in a long time. Though my original plan for these fabrics is the polar opposite of what I ended up with, everything worked out for the best. …

Coachella Festival Fashion Fabrics

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Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival takes place once every Spring in Indio, California for two back to back weekends.  This year it starts on April 15th and promises as always to present an amazing one of a kind mash-up of music with something for everyone.  For example, …

Mood DIY: 2 Minute Bridesmaid Necklace

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Wedding season is coming. And for most people it comes with joy, excitement, and often a little anxiety. Flowers, venues, weather; there are simply too many things to worry about. However, the perfect gift for your bridesmaids does not need to be one of them.
This necklace is both adorable …

Mood DIY: Felt Bowl

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I made a felt rose petal bowl a few weeks ago, and it’s one of the most convenient additions to my dresser ever. It can hold jewelry, pens, clips, and essentially any other little things that float around my room without a home. Since I had some …

Mood DIY: Retro Wrap Shirt

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I made a cute, retro wrap dress recently, based off Butterick 4790, and was amazed by how simple it was. Since it was little more than two rectangle panels, with a hole cut out for the neckline, it was complete in an afternoon. Feeling adventurous, I decided to try …

Mood DIY: Book Tote

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I love books. And the beach. Unfortunately, books and sand don’t mix.

Rather than constantly trying to protect my reading material from the horrors of my purse or current beach bag, I decided to make my books their very own tote. (Plus, it doubles as a cover and bookmark!)

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Mood DIY: No-Sew Wool Vest

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With New York weather being New York weather, it’s always a good idea to have a versatile wardrobe. In April, it could be freezing when you leave for work in the morning, and 75 degrees by the time you break for lunch. The best things to fill your closet with …