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Trend Report: Handbags for Fall 2016

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Trend Report: Handbags for Fall 2016

Handbags were everywhere on the Fall runway this season with a wide variety in texture and shape. The biggest trend, however, was functionality and purpose. Here are some of our favorite styles from this season’s top trends!

Fur Bags

Fur-covered handbags were a huge hit with the …

Trend Report: NYFW Fall Forecast | Spring 2017

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New York Fashion Week is here! Starting tomorrow, designers will descend upon NYC with their Spring 2017 lines, showing off their innovative new looks and fabulous new silhouettes. That said, we’ve put together a few trends from this past year that we hope to see more of this week. Certain …

Mood DIY: How to Sew a Reversible Bomber Jacket

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 As summer slowly fades into fall, I’ve been thinking a lot about how I have very few jackets at the moment. Which is a shame, because I love jackets. They’re a requirement for the fall in NYC, plus they ‘re an extra layer of style for that perfect autumn …

Digitally printed

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The last few months, I’ve been obsessed with jewel tone fabrics.  These rich pigmented fabrics are just amazing and look great on most skin tones.  Moodfabrics.com has the most beautiful summer jewel tones perfect for balmy temps.

This top was made with this silk and cotton woven that’s even more beautiful in …

All About Interfacing

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In a word, interfacing is used for stabilizing. It’s an important part of many sewing projects, especially in garments. As the name interfacing (or interlining, as it’s sometimes called) implies, it usually goes between layers of fashion fabric, where it provides invisible support.

You’ll most often use it …

Mood DIY: Book Clutch – Free Pattern

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To celebrate back to school season, the Sewciety would like to present its inaugural free PDF pattern! This versatile and stylish book clutch is perfect for lighter course materials or for organizing papers and notebooks on trips to the library or studio. It is designed to fit an 11 x …

Trend Report: Back-to-School Styles

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Trend Report: Back-to-School Styles

Classes are back in session soon, and what better way to combat the early mornings and long days of studying than to look good doing it? One of the best pick-me-ups during school (especially if I was running late!) was knowing I looked great. It’s true when …

Everyday Runway: How to Sew a Ruffle Bodice Maxi Dress

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Don’t pack away your summer attire just because fall is around the corner! It’s a staggering 90 degrees in NY today, which means maxi dress season is still upon us.
Maxis should  be a staple in everyone’s wardrobe; you can wear them from spring into summer, and if you choose …

A Review of the Mood Brand Lia Sewing Machine

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I’ve been sewing for over a little over a decade now, and with the new and more advanced ideas I’ve been looking into, I figured that it’s about time I start looking for an upgrade from the sewing machine I have now. I’ve been doing research for a while, …

Strapless

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When I was given the opportunity to create a line of patterns for McCall Patterns, I knew I wanted to create something that was quintessentially me.  Keeping in mind that my style isn’t for everyone, I also wanted patterns that can easily be altered to accommodate your own personal …