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Mood DIY: How to Sew a Reversible Bomber Jacket


 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 …

All About Interfacing

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 …

Everyday Runway: How to Sew a Ruffle Bodice Maxi Dress


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


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, …

Everyday Runway: How to Sew a Tiered Plisse Skirt


How to Sew a Tiered Plisse Skirt

Fall is usually the time for school to start up again, but for others it can be the start of new jobs and careers right after graduating in the spring. There’s never anything wrong with outfits that look good without sacrificing …

The Ultimate List of Sewing Supplies by Mood Fabrics


With school (dare I say it) just around the corner, it’s probably that point in the summer where students are looking at their supply list and wondering which tools they still need, which ones essential, and which would just be incredibly helpful to have in their bag. Not to …

Color Trends: Pantone Palette Ruffled Dress


With fall finally around the corner (I can hear my air conditioner crying with relief), here at Mood we’re thinking about a new season of colors and fabrics. Fall runways were abound with rich earth and bright jewel tones, coming together to create warm, vibrant palettes. Pantone highlighted a …

Mood DIY: How to Sew a Clutch Wallet


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 DIY: How to Add Invisible Pockets to a Dress


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 …

How to Recreate a Pant Pattern

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 …