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Mood DIY: How to Sew a Clutch Wallet

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Clutches are one of the most helpful fashion accessories; you can never have too many. So rather than buy yet another, I decided I’d throw one together myself! And since National Dog Day is fast approaching, I thought I’d add a little Swatch into the design.
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Mood Style: Sewing a Lamé Kimono

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When in need of a statement piece, this Phillip Lim lamé from moodfabrics.com is a must.  At first glance you think this fabric is way over the top until you realize over the top is just what you need. This shimmering beauty is paper thin, easy to sew and irons …

Trend Report: Fall Pantone Forecast

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Color trends are constantly changing and evolving. So how are you supposed to always stay current and chic? Luckily, Mood has your back. We’ve gone through all the recent runway shows and picked out the top recurring shades, so you’ll never be out of style this season!
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If you …

Mood DIY: How to Add Invisible Pockets to a Dress

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It is my firm belief that every dress should have pockets. And that any dress without pockets should have pockets added. Mood is having a sale on certain cotton prints, and I have been dying to make a dress with McCall’s M7081, so all seemed perfect for this project …

Pretty in Pink- Girls Dress in a Cute Stripe Brocade

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This dress was inspired by the many dresses I wore when I was my daughter’s age. Spaghetti straps and smocking, remember? I loved those dresses! This dress has that same silhouette, so the pattern was pretty simple to create.
It can be challenging to find special occasion dresses in the summer, …

Mood DIY: Bubble Skirt

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Today in Mood DIY we’re going to make a bubble skirt! This one is so easy you don’t even need pattern paper, and using only about 1 yard of brocade, it’s an instant cocktail skirt that won’t break the bank.

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Trend Report: Brocades on the Runway

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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

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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

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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.

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Mood DIY: Sweater Knit Cardigan

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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