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Brocade Peplum and High Waist Shorts

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When I think of brocade, the first thing that normally comes to mind is cooler temps.  Then in comes this beautiful brocade from moodfabrics.com. It’s medium weight, easy to sew and best of all non fraying.  Both sides are usable and if you take a close look at the pictures …

Mood DIY: Sewing a Button-up w/Bell Sleeves

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I recently saw this adorable horse printed crepe de chine on moodfabrics.com, and it was totally asking to be made into a cute, equestrian-style blouse. And so it was!
I knew I wanted it to have bell sleeves, which were all over the runways last week, …

Mood DIY: How to Sew an Extra Full Circle Skirt w/ Horsehair

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Circle skirts always seem to be in style. They’re fun. comfy, and they look great on nearly every body type! Did you know though, that you can make a full circle skirt even more full using horsehair trim?
Things you’ll need:

How to Measure Yourself for Sewing

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Getting into sewing can be a bit intimidating. There are so many things to remember – terms, practices, numbers! This guide to sewing measurements will hopefully ease some of that intimidation and help you keep track of where and what and why to measure.

Above are your most basic measurements: …

Trend Report: Paris Fashion Week

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Jump for joy all you fashion lovers because, as you know, Paris Fashion week is here! Can you say “feroce” about the collections this year?! For those who need to brush up on their Italian, “feroce” is the word for “fierce” and the runways this past week have been this …

Lace Dress & $50 Gift Card Giveaway

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In life there are so many things we do not know, almost as if it were a well kept secret. From a cute cafe in your neighborhood to the color of your friends eye! There are even some things you never meant to become a secret but they did. …

The Daily Swatch: Khaleesi

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The Mother of Dragons has conquered Mood Fabrics! While also looking completely fabulous.

Swatch is seen here wearing ‘Khaleesi,’ which consists of a yard of the following trim and fabric:

If you’re looking to make a more human sized Daenerys dress, a 4″ trim might be more your speed.

 

 

Mood DIY: Leather Pencil Case

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I make handstitched leather bags and for the longest time I was using a ziplock bag to store my leather working tools. But, after wearing through about a dozen baggies, I decided to wise up and create a durable and functional way carry everything with me on the …

Mood DIY: All About Zippers

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With so many different types of zippers out there, it can be tricky figuring out which will work best for your project. But not to worry, you’ll be an expert in no time! Read on to learn everything you’ll need to know about zippers — from choosing the right …

Mood DIY: How to Paint on Fabric

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If you’ve never painted on fabric before, it can probably seem a little intimidating. You may be asking what type of fabric is best, is there a specific type of paint, are there any extra steps — but let me tell you, it’s so incredibly easy!

When adding …