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Posts Tagged ‘silk’

Mood DIY: How to Sew a Button Sleeve Shirt


Simple details are a favorite of mine. When I saw these small, round buttons on moodfabrics.com, I immediately wanted to make something with a vintage feel. Since the buttons would be the focus, I decided to make a basic t-shirt with a lovely sleeve detail.

Pastel Silk Dress | Simplicity 8390 & Butterick B6350

Ok, lets discuss all this pepto bismol pink which is what I thought when It first came in the mail, but once you feel it and see how it moves all that goes out the window.  I believe being the mom to an almost two year old little girl that’s …

Mood DIY: How to Sew a Ribbon Tie Blouse

 
September is the month of transition outfits. You’ll leave the house in the morning with a hot coffee and a jacket, and then be sweating by lunch. The easiest fix? Lots of light layers. (Say that 5 times fast!)

High necklines are trending this season, so I decided to make …

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 they say that …

Leather Front Vest

Leather vests can take on many forms whether it is a mess of fringe or a 50lb slab of black biker leather that practically pulls you to the ground. Compliments of BurdaStyle, here is a simple leather vest with an open back perfect for the summer, it will add the …

Duopioni vs. Shantung

Silk. We know that silk has long been regarded as one of the most luxurious of fabrics. It was once exclusive to aristocrats, First Ladies and royalty, being that it was and still is expensive and ever so tedious to produce. There are many different types of fabrics derived …

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 …

Mood How-To: Stabilizing Silk With Paper

Do you avoid sewing silk simply because it slips and slides and you end up with wavy, puckered seams? Here’s an easy way to resolve that, courtesy of Michele of Mood NYC’s silk department:

1.  Purchase some parchment paper from your local grocery store, or use pattern paper. Kenneth D. King, …

Imagining the Possibilities: Silks for Spring

Here’s a chicken/egg question for you home sewers: Which do you decide on first when you’re thinking about your next project? The fabric or the design? As home sewers ourselves we find we split about 50/50 on this one. Sometimes a really great fabric will catch our eye (a daily …

Impossible: Getting Tired of Fine Fabric

When I first took this job here at Mood I wondered: Could a girl get sick of fabric? You know, like a teenager who won’t eat ice cream after working in an ice cream shop all summer long? Readers, I’m happy to report I’m still flipping out over fabric two …