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Posts Tagged ‘brocade’

Mood Style: Little Black Dress

Lately I’ve been obsessed with brocade and embellishments.  Something about brocade is very classic and elegant. Maybe a bit too classic for me so a little leather was necessary to give this beautiful fabric a bit of an edge.  This medium-weight Italian brocade from MoodFabrics.com will make any …

Finished: 4-Ply Silk and Brocade Paneled Top

The genesis for my latest Mood Fabrics top was an article I saw on Style.com in July about how this shade of caramel was so hot. I immediately ran upstairs to the silk department at Mood NYC, searching through bolt after bolt until I found this lovely 4-ply silk in …

Fall/Winter Fabrics Trend Report by Mood: The New Blues

Rich, luscious shades of blue dominated the Fall/Winter 2013 runways. Royal blue, azure, cornflower, teal and other blue hues turned up in leather tops, oversized coats, demure dresses and more. Take a cue from designer Reed Krakoff and go head-to-toe blue. Mood has every shade of blue fabric in the …

Fall/Winter Fabric Trend Report By Mood: Rock Star Glam

Mood Trend Report #1: Add a little rock star glam to your fall and winter wardrobe. It’s easy to pull it off without going all gaga. Just inject touches of rich texture and bold color in big or small doses to suit your taste. Try slouchy pants in silk charmeuse, for …

Finished: Bomber Jacket of Leather and Metallic Brocade

Readers, I think I got a little bit carried away with the whole bomber jacket trend. First I made this bomber, then this one, and now here’s my third–AND LAST!–bomber jacket. I really enjoyed sewing the first two versions, but this one I just wanted to be over with. I’m …

Finished: The Textured Bomber Jacket

My first sewing obsession of the new year was to make a bomber jacket. Every time I saw a  bomber jacket added to Net-a-Porter or read some fashion editorial about varsity jackets as the latest thing, I decided I had to make one for myself.
So, hmm, I knew I wanted …

Finished: Prada-Inspired Jacket, with Carolina Herrera Brocade

If you’ve cracked open any of the hefty September fashion magazines, you’ve seen pages devoted to the bold brocade prints of Prada Fall 2012. Anna Wintour wore the jacket above to the U.S. Open, and it looked stunning on her. So I’ve been wanting to make my own statement brocade …

Finished: Brocade Pants

 
Oh how I love these pants! Can’t you see them paired with a boxy cashmere sweater or a crisp white shirt? These pants are proof that the right fabric is everything when it comes to making your own clothes.
The details:

  • Inspiration: a pair of Stella McCartney silk brocade pants

In the Mood to Sew With…Brocades

 
Hey readers, let’s talk about brocade. Brocade is absolutely one of my most favorite fabrics to sew. Quality brocade of silk, silk blends or first-rate polyester is a joy to sew with: It presses neatly, usually has an interesting texture or sheen, and always looks expensive. Brocades can range from …

Finished: Italian Brocade Sheath Dress


I’m calling this my Anna Wintour dress, because it reminds me of the brightly patterned sheath dresses the Vogue editor favors. I like the classic and timeless appeal of this particular design. It looks like it might stay in style for a few years, right? I figure this dress …