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A Quick Guide to Draping: Tips and Fabrics

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If you have a draping project you need to complete before a big deadline, here are a few tips to remember that will set you on the right path to draping success.

Tip 1: Before starting your drape, remember to use black style tape to line the form at three …

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Hello Mood Sewciety readers!

I’m Rachel from House of Pinheiro, and today I’m delighted to share my latest make with you. A project that is far from perfect but one I’m really proud. Sometimes those not-so-perfect projects are the ones that bring you the most joy.

For a long time …

Finals Prep: Collection Concepts

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Every student knows the last minute scramble and panic that starts to set in as finals week approaches — particularly fashion students. There are simply too many things to worry about; finding inspiration, finishing your designs under scary short deadlines, and of course, hunting down the perfect fabrics to make …

Mood DIY: Slouchy Swatch Hoodie

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The best part of Mood – aside from all the fabulous fabrics – is definitely Swatch. So pairing him with fabric? Genius. As soon as the Swatch neoprene went online, I knew I had to make something with it. And lo and behold, my coworker wanted a hoodie!

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Mood Insider: Everything You Need to Perfect Your Fashion Illustrations

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Have you always wanted to learn how to create those sleek fashion illustrations you always see from famous designers? Maybe you’d just like to perfect your skills? Mood wants to help!

Not only can you learn from pros like Project Runway All-Star, Benjamin Mach, at MoodU, but you can …

A Real “Agent Carter” Dress from Vintage DuBarry 5306

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Sometimes I have a bit of a binge on vintage clothing. It usually happens in Spring or Fall, and I often laser-focus on one period. Most recently it’s been the 1940s thanks to certain popular TV shows like “Agent Carter.” So when I got a killer deal on a …

Mood DIY: Asymmetrical Midi Skirt

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Huge, bold prints are one of my favorite things, year round. For spring though, I love transforming them into skirts.
Typically, I go for a more retro look when creating my own clothes, but I decided to modernize this midi a little bit with a long, asymmetrical hem. The print …

Mood DIY: Eco-Friendly Tote Bag

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Happy Earth Day, Sewciety! To celebrate today, I decided to make a honeycomb tote bag with some of Mood’s eco-friendly fabrics!

My design called for 1/2 yard of Cloud Organic Cotton Twill, 3/4 yard of Beeswax Medium-Weight Linen, and 2 yards of 2″ black webbing. The …

Mood DIY: Felt Panda Pattern Weights

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Pattern weights are one of the greatest creations when it comes to sewing tools. If you don’t use them, I strongly recommend trying them out. They don’t cause your fabric to pucker while you’re cutting, they don’t rip your pattern paper, and they can be moved around so much …

Retro Stripes and Denim

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Hi everyone! I’m Tasha from By Gum, By Golly. I’m delighted to show you a couple of items I made recently, from some yummy fabrics from Mood!

Since the weather has been typically spring-like, where it jumps from cold to warm and then to snow …