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Linen shirt dress

Hi everyone! My name is Ping and I blog over at peneloping.com. I started taking pattern-making classes last year and I’m so excited to …

Little Summer Frock

When searching for the quintessential summer fabric, the first thing that comes to mind is chambray.  I love this super light weight fabric that’s perfect for balmy temperatures.  This chambray from moodfabrics.com is as light weight as you can find, it sews and cuts easily and even makes the …

Mood DIY: How to Sew a Neoprene Skater Skirt and Crop Top


The key to a fashionable summer? A fun and effortless look! And what better way to achieve that than matching separates? The skater skirt/crop top silhouette has been incredibly popular lately and if you’ve tried it out, I’m sure you understand why. It’s trendy, it works with all body …

Off-the-Shoulder Print Dress

When it comes to prints, you know by now I don’t do a whole lot, but when I do please know that it’s a print I absolutely LOVE.  I found this fabric online here at moodfabrics.com and originally envisioned a fitted dress due to it’s stretch and what I thought …

Mood DIY: Men’s Longline Shirt w/ Faux Leather


I decided to try something new today!
As a costume maker/DIYer, I always get a bit nervous when I try something different fashion-wise, but this longline tee was surprisingly simple to put together. Plus, Sewciety can definitely use more menswear posts!
This shirt called for a yard of Mood’s

Mood DIY: Bicycle Culottes


Shorts season is finally happening! Which means bike-riding season is finally happening.
However, if you love skirts, this can pose a problem. The solution? Cullotes!
These brilliant bottoms look like a four-paneled circle skirt, but in actuality, the front seam is a box pleat that hides shorts! They’re one of my …

Lace Caftan

When I think of the perfect pool coverup I instantly think of a caftan, so incorporate lace into the equation and you have a comfortable, sexy combination that I love.  This lace from moodfabrics.com fits the vision perfectly.  It’s light, airy and simply beautiful.

The pattern used for this caftan was …

Everything You Need to Know about Performance Fabrics Now!

In our fast paced lives of weekly schedules, overbooked daily planners with meetings and appointments, and only just a little bit of time left over to fit in that morning workout, we seem to gravitate toward any new innovative technology that will make our life run easier, smoother, faster, and …

Suitable Fabrics for Runway Trends – Ruffles & Stripes

Ruffles and Stripes were big trends on the Spring / Summer 2016 runways. High-end designers such as Chanel and Alexander McQueen used ruffles creatively and distinctively as feminine body armor. While designers such as Céline, Dolce & Gabana, Stella McCartney, and DKNY used stripes to draw attention to toned feminine …

Perfect Warm Weather Strapless Dress

Lately I’ve been obsessed with lighter shades of blue, stripes and everything white.  They all read summer, fresh and crisp which was perfect timing for my vacation to Costa Rica.  I wanted looks that were light, comfy and on trend.  This blue and white striped Rag & Bone shirting