Color blocking was one of the top trends of 2016, and with the Spring 2017 lines rolling out, it's clear that the trend isn't dissipating anytime soon. Luckily, color-blocking can be made easy with this gathered skirt, which can be made for a plethora of ages and body types!
Fabrics and materials used:
- 1 yard Pacific Twill Wool
- 1/4 yard Italian Rifle Green Wool Coating
- 1/2 yard Orange/Black Solid Coating
Like I said, color blocking made easy! All you need for this skirt is rectangles. Anyone up to about a 40" waist should be able to place their panels along the width of their fabric, if using a 58" fabric. Beyond that, each panel can be made as long or short as you'd like. Since mine lands right above the knee, I went with about 18" for my main body. The waistband is folded in half so it ends up being about 2" after seam allowance. The large stripe at the bottom is also halved, to become about 4" in the end. The pockets are basic rectangles with curves cut into one quarter of them.
Each stripe gets straight-stitched together at the bottom. Originally I was planning some French seams, but I opted against them because of the thickness of the wool. Luckily, since the bottom stripe is so wide, the seams don't really get seen! Before moving onto the pockets, I gathered the body of the skirt. If you've never done this before, one easy way is to baste the top of the fabric with the widest stitch on your machine (no back-stitching!), and then pull one of the threads as the fabric bunches up.
Top-stitching pockets onto a garment may seem tricky, but with a grid fabric, it's super simple! Idecided to go with the wrong side of the fabric for these, to create a little contrast. First, I sewed the curve of the pocket inward, before pinning it between the gathered skirt and waistband. I pinned the waistband and pockets on at the same time to make sure I liked the way everything fit together before I stitched anything together.
A basic zipper finished up the back!
I love a simple skirt like this, because you can do anything with it. Change the colors around to bring it into a different season, lengthen it, shorten it, or change the shape of the pockets (maybe hearts?). The possibilities go on and on! How are you going to make yours?
Graphic Prints and Color Blocking Fan of the iconic look? Graphic-printed pieces made big statements on the catwalk with their loud colors and combinations. Color-blocking brought out a great contrast against them, too, and the smooth, saturated colors were show-stopping. Styles like this are always fun to work with. Solid colors can energize you when you look in the mirror, and a strong graphic can give off the message of your look from a mile away. For looks like these, consider such fabrics as: Purple and Orange Duo Following their debut in fall, orange and purple palettes are still in full swing on the runway for Spring 2017. Their contrast is still attractive, a mix of warm and cool, and they're here to stay. From florals to solids, this color combo is fairly versatile. Don't be afraid to mix and match! Try styling any of these fabrics into your wardrobe for this look: Orange... And Purple... Oversized Sleeves Another return from Fall 2016, over-sized sleeves were generously sprinkled throughout the designer showcases. Good with both light- and heavy-weight fabrics, over-sized sleeves are a perfect transitional style for the weather changing between fall and spring. You can also take advantage of their design to work volume into your ensemble's silhouette (like DKNY's style above!). Heavier fabrics like these can help you achieve this weighted looked: Off-the-Shoulder How classy! Straight-edged and low-cut, many designers showed off their shoulders with exposing styles much like the midriff and center-exposed styles. You could lump them all together into one category, but each type of exposure got so much individual focus, it could be considered a crime not to give them each a spotlight of their own. Exposed shoulders have always had a place on the style board for their elegant and sophisticated images. Draped or fitted, this style is beautiful in its own way. Many types of fabrics work will for this look, but if you need some inspiration, start with these: Low-cut Necklines Low-cut and square collars and necklines adorned many of the models at the show. Appealing for it's focus on the collarbone and shoulders, square neckline pieces can be flattering, giving the appearance of a wider torso and slimmer waistline. Like in the pictures above, accenting the actual edge of the neckline can be very powerful for your ensemble. Using fabrics with patterns or colors that contrast the rest of the piece can achieve this! Consider fabrics like this to get this look: 70s/80s Influences With bright colors and bold lines, a lot of styles carried the influence of the 70s and 80s on the runway for this season's show. This style is a great excuse to wear flashy fabrics and patterns. The point is to really stand out, so don't be shy! Loud and bright fabrics like these are great for creating these looks: Activewear Lots of the Spring 2017 designs sported eyelet fabrics and mesh for a nice, breathable style. Ranging in color and pattern, this style is forgiving in that you can mix and match different visual textures and shapes without sacrificing a clean look overall. If you'd like to make your own activewear style, check out these fabrics: Cut-Out Fabrics The last trend to highlight is cut-out styles! This style is more for visual focus than anything else, as their design draws the eye by playing with absence and empty space. Cut-out style looks best with fabrics that can provide clean, bold lines. The appeal is the clean cut, so make sure to work that into your design! Fabrics like these would be great options:
standout colors with their Fall '16 color report, and last week we gave our own take on this season's color. I love teal and I love bright contrasts, so I decided to use the Seaglass palette for a ruffled spectrum dress that I've had floating in mind, inspired by Princess Charlotte of Monaco's gorgeous Gucci gown from this year's Met gala: What I love about this palette is how it can completely change mood depending on which color you make dominant. It can be bright and cheerful or cool and calming.
I opted for bright and cheerful, because subtle things that don't clash are for suckers (although, just between you and me, I love the gray dominant palette).
I used a great textured silk blend for the bodice, and double georgettes for the ruffles. Any light fabric will do for the ruffles. Georgette is great and comes in a huge variety of colors, but silk habotai also comes in every color and is breezy and inexpensive. (It's also easy to custom dye.) Here are some georgettes in the color palette:
I'm not going to do a full how-to this week, but I'll give you a brief rundown of how this dress was made. To save some time and effort, I started with McCall's pattern 2401 for a basic shift dress, as I wanted a simple, fitted bodice. (This is a really easy and versatile pattern that's a cinch to fit.) You prepare the bodice and skirt separately, then bring them together as one of your last steps.
I wanted a flared skirt, which is easy to accomplish by slashing the pattern and spreading it like a fan. (This way you know the skirt fits the bodice without having to think about it.) You won't see the skirt base unless you catch a breeze that moves your ruffles, so any coordinating color will do. I used an inexpensive shirting.
For the ruffles, you simply take the width of the skirt at a given point (you can measure across your pattern piece) and quadruple it. Cut rectangles to the desired size, gather, and there you go! (You will have to piece together rectangles to get the full length, but the seams blend into the volume.) I cut the edges of my fabric with pinking shears for texture and ease. The raw edges of the georgette will probably get fuzzy in time, but I'm fine with that. I like a deconstructed look. The bottom edge of the ruffles are scalloped, for additional ruffliness.
And here we have it.
It ain't Gucci couture, but it'll do. It's a versatile style that can go from the office to party, depending on the materials you use and how you style it. What would you do with this palette? I'd love to hear your ideas!
If you love muted color palettes, Camper is definitely for you this coming fall. It appeared everywhere, from resort-wear to menswear, bomber jackets to gowns. So grab those olive tones off the shelves and accent them with a classic navy or deep teal!Here are some suggestions from Mood to get you started!
If you want to see how well this trend can work, take a look at Elie Saab's Resort 2017 collection. The highlights keep the overall collection light and airy, while the deeper tones can easily transfer into the autumn months.The following looks from Balmain, Ralph & Russo, and Marchesa prove that elegant doesn't always need to mean traditional. Each of the gowns possess an interesting silhouette that, when paired with a vibrant color, totally pop on the runway.
This is possibly my favorite trend in recent shows. Much like Camper, Seaglass features blue and green tones, but rather than giving off a woodsy feel, this one brings it straight to the ocean.This trend seems to have brought with it a lot of tailored pieces. It showed up in menswear, as jumpsuits, as suiting separates, and in a lot of accessories.
Faded neutrals will probably always be a constant. This season though, you can add pale pink to that palette; it showed up in Chloe, Valentino, Chanel, and even Gucci - all alongside pristine whites, beiges, and browns.So which trend is your favorite this year? Are any of them inspiring a new project? Tell us in the comments!
Abstract prints are all the rave this season! What is abstract, you ask? Well, it is often defined as nonrepresentational art styles of the 20th century. The way I think of it, it's any print you can't define as one specific thing - say, floral or geometric. You know those crazy galaxy, meets paint stroke, printed leggings in your closet? Well, there is now a much easier way to describe them and it's the broad term 'abstract.' Abstract can be used to describe a world of different fabrics that you can't find an exact print name for such as geometric, striped, or checked. The beauty of this type of print is you can be as creative as you want with what you decide to pair it with, just like many designers have done this 2016 season as well as runways for 2017 collections. Big name designers such as Jason Wu, Chanel and Christopher Kane have all introduced us to the beautifully wild abstract prints they chose for their 2016 Spring/Summer runway collections. They have clearly proven, as you can see in the photos below, you can take abstract prints like these and let your imagination run wild. These designers shouldn't be the only ones using abstract prints this season! We have a number of mind-blowing prints here at Mood, including ones from designers such as J. Mendel that have been used in his runway shows!Abstract chiffon or organza was most likely the fabric of choice for the looks on the left and right of the middle photo. The dress on the left is definitely made with chiffon because of its flowy look and spectacular drape. The right hand side also makes use of a chiffon, but in a more structured manor, giving it a bit of volume on the bottom yet a light and airy feel for the bodice and sleeves. In the middle it is a bit harder to tell the fabric of choice, but the sweater like top has a knit look to it and the skirt has more of a silky look in the way that it drapes. Considering that some knit and silks drape similarly they could be made of one or the other, which is a cool aspect to keep in mind when searching for an abstract fabric. If you are looking to create a design out of a chiffon fabric or a look similar to the looks above here are some suggestions from Mood: I can definitely say, as a design student with a wide imagination, it excites me that abstract prints have become so popular! Any form of art allowing you to be as creative as you desire is incredibly inspirational. Although some of the abstract fabric is too "out there" for some people, there are also abstract prints that aren't so wild that would still be a fun way to express yourself. For those of you who are a more solid print shopper don't be afraid to step outside the box with a fun palazzo pant you can wear on the weekends, sure to have people asking where you got them, or an exciting pool cover up never to be seen by your co-workers. If you are afraid of stepping a bit out of your comfort zone I am sure Mood still has an abstract in black and white that would match nearly anything and still give you a bit of " something different". Even a simple scarf would be super cute to spice up that solid tee! Here are some fabric and print suggestions from Mood: To my wild and crazy imagination group of designers who are not afraid to take a leap, Mood also has fabric for you. Get creative with a wide leg, low cut, jumper this summer! Keeping in mind that some abstract fabrics we offer are a bit transparent or translucent. They would look great as an overlay to your favorite color fabric. Maxi skirts, flowy blouses, sweaters, tote bags, and cell phone cases are just some of the few possibilities with your extensive imagination and the fabrics Mood has to offer! Another exciting note, there are abstract prints in fabrics for all four seasons! Here are some personal favorites from our site: Below is the J. Mendel abstract fabric that I previously mentioned, which we offer here at Mood! In the largest photo you will see that he has created a simple, everyday, dress silhouette to let the fabric stand out on its own. The smaller photo on the top right is has a more flirty outlook with the abstract organza being used as the top paired with a pant of the same approach. Jump aboard the abstract train and get creative with me! How are you going to use abstract prints in your next project?
eyelet fabrics to spruce up your look or to create a whole new design! The shorts I have constructed are from a delightful peacock blue, stretch-cotton, sateen, a build that is made for comfort because of its soft hand. The eyelet is a brilliantly bright orange, embroidered cotton sure to grab peoples attention! I used the orange eyelet over top of the peacock blue to compliment one another nicely, and the result is bold and bright for the lovely summer weather. McCall's M6361. I specifically used cut C for the shorts. This pattern was designed to put a zipper in the shorts but I made some alterations. On the front pattern piece, where it curves to normally set in a zipper, I extended up from this area squaring it off with the waistline. By doing this, it allows for an elastic waist band. Then, to make the shorts more sleek I omitted the pocket giving less bulk. This pattern piece set came with a skirt, pants, capris and Bermuda short patterns. If you like your shorts a bit shorter there is a cut line on the Bermuda pattern to shorten them or you can make the judgement all on your own. I followed the Bermuda length on the pattern and rolled them to my liking. 100385). Separately, I constructed the eyelet fabric into their own shorts with matching thread (100302). Once I had two pair of shorts, I then set the blue inside the eyelet attaching around the circumference of both legs. This leaves them connected around the legs yet still separate around the waistline so I gave a quick basting stitch around the circumference of the waistline. After the basting stitch I attached the waistband leaving an opening to slip the 1" elastic through and finished it off by stitching that closed.
In our fast paced lives of weekly schedules, overbooked daily planners with meetings and appointments, and only just a little bit of time left over to fit in that morning workout, we seem to gravitate toward any new innovative technology that will make our life run easier, smoother, faster, and more efficient. Exercise gear made with performance fabrics is one of those trends. Many innovative styles and materials claiming to make you live smarter, cleaner, and look leaner are cropping up everyday. So the million-dollar question is, are performance fabrics actually beneficial to your morning exercise routine? And the answer is a resounding yes!
If you are wondering what performance fabrics are and how you can integrate these fabrics into your exercise wardrobe, read on. This blog will give you the skinny on everything you need to know about dressing the part of a world class athlete, even if your running speed this week actually started lagging behind the times you logged last week. MoodFabrics.com offers several completely new styles of performance fabrics to keep you looking great and running back up to speed whatever your exercise routine.
Let’s take a look at some of the fabrics traditionally used for exercise apparel and see how new materials elevate them to performance fabrics status. Performance fabrics are specifically engineered to help athletes perform better. Some provide compression to the skin and muscles which improves circulation. Others wick moisture away from the skin helping to keep you dry and comfortable when working up a sweat. The benefits of wicking away moisture are immense to every athlete. Some of the best of them include preventing rashes and chaffing. There are a myriad of uses for performance fabrics that will help you achieve a healthy body. Shape.com also has an excellent article, "10 Fitness Fabrics Explained", that is incorporated here as a reference. So before you hit the gym, look into creating a special wardrobe out of every fantastic fabric described in this blog. You might just lose that baby weight quicker than you thought, or at least look and feel good while trying.
Traditional Exercise Fabrics
Spandex or elastane fiber also known by the name brand, Lycra, is a wonderfully lightweight stretchy fabric that molds to the contours of your figure. It is extremely durable and often blended with woven fabrics such as cotton, rayon, and polyester. Lycra is ubiquitous in modern exercise wardrobes because it moves with you. This makes it extremely comfortable to wear for all of your favorite workouts. Here are a few stylish picks of Lycra fabrics from MoodFabrics.com that you can use to trick out your wardrobe in exceptional exercise duds.
Performance Fabrics Excellently Engineered for Exercise
Fabrics made with Bamboo fiber are performance fabrics engineered for exercise because they contain natural moisture-wicking properties and provide UV Protection. Bamboo is also lightweight and allows your skin to breathe. MoodFabrics.com has a wide selection of bamboo, Lycra, and viscose blends that will make whatever workout style you design fit comfortably and keep you up on your "A" game. Everyone can benefit from adding some stretch to their exercise wardrobe. Most do so with traditional spandex. However, the amazing properties of bamboo spandex will perform wonders for you on the court and lend a naturally soft hand, pun intended. Check out the recommendations below if you are looking to design the best exercise gear with performance fabrics that are budget-friendly and get the job done.
Traditional Exercise Fabrics
Polyester Cotton Blends
Polyester Cotton blends probably already play a major role in your exercise wardrobe. Polyester is a durable fabric that holds up well to any amount of wear and tear. For instance, ever wonder why that beloved windbreaker from your college track team is your go to piece when heading out on long runs and hikes through rainy weather? Its probably because it is made with polyester. Polyester is also a lightweight synthetic fabric that does not easily absorb water or wrinkle. When blended with cotton, polyester can have a luxuriously soft feel. It is less absorbent than cotton but not water-repellent. So if you happen to get drenched while looking at a rainbow over hidden waterfalls on your secret hiking trail, it probably won't dry as quickly as some of the newer performance fabrics now offered on MoodFabrics.com. But if you are just beginning to stock up on exercise wardrobe essentials, don't hesitate to try-out traditional polyester cotton blends like those below.
Performance Fabrics Excellently Engineered for Exercise
Max-Dri Cotton Polyester Blends
Max-Dri materials added to polyester cotton blends aid in wicking moisture away from your skin. A great fabric for those fed up with sweaty workout clothes, Max-Dri polyester blends will give superior wicking quality to whatever stylish design you create. Sew a high tech pair of biking shorts to compete in the Iron Man Challenge or simply for a bike-ride around the park. Any garment made with Max-Dri fabrics will be your go-to piece for endurance training on scorching hot days. The quality of these blends can also be judged by their GSM or grams per square. GSM is the metric measurement of fabric. To convert GSM to ounces for those athletic types who are used to weighing their food for optimal nutritious effect and can't easily get down with the metrics, just divide by 33.906. As far as exercise fabrics go, heavier fabric weights are better quality since they tend to be more resilient to repeated wash and wear. Most fabrics over 200 GSM are considered medium weight and of good quality. MoodFabrics.com's newest offerings of Max-Dri performance fabrics weigh in at over 250 GSM and represent the best of the best.
Tricot fabric is another performance fabric used for active-wear and in particular for swimwear. The fabric is suitable for water-sports because of its dense construction. With lengthwise and crosswise ribs in the knit, it repels moisture and is simultaneously sturdy and stretchy. Tricot fabric is also very soft and allows the skin to breathe. This makes it incredibly useful for treasured undergarments and bikinis. Choose this perfectly performing high-tech exercise fabric that will hold its shape for easy garment construction with durability and strength. MoodFabrics.com offers several fantastic styles of Tricot fabric like those shown below to be used by professional volleyball players and beach-combing weekenders alike looking to revamp their wardrobes with versatile sports and swimwear styles.
Traditional Exercise Fabrics
Cotton is a great natural fabric that repels odors giving you that fresh and clean quality in whatever low-impact exercise you prefer. Cotton is a natural cellulosic fiber that absorbs moisture and can be easily cleaned. Most cottons are naturally resistant to odor causing bacteria, yeast, and molds. Because cotton has a naturally high pH and alkaline chemical properties, it fights bacteria that grow in acidic conditions. Cotton is a well-known and popular traditional exercise fabric that comes in an appealing array of styles and designs. Below are a few choices of cotton jersey and organic cotton styles from MoodFabrics.com that can be used for all of your Athleisure designs. Do some good for the earth on your quest for better health and well-being by picking up a few yards!
Performance Fabrics Excellently Engineered for Exercise
Tencel, the trade name for Lyocell, is a cellulosic material that is made from wood pulp. It has a great feel and very soft hand making it almost smoother than cotton. This fabric has the same health enhancing benefits as the performance fabrics previously described above, but Tencel might be considered the superstar of them all. It has great moisture wicking properties like Bamboo Spandex, the strength and durability of Tricot Fabrics, and a high-end look and feel. Pick up a few yards and create colorful jackets and stylish jeggings to take on long hikes and jogs through the most difficult trail at your nearest nature reserve.
Athletic Mesh Fabrics
Athletic Mesh is a performance fabric important to serious athletes who need their exercise garb to also protect them against sweating which may cause rashes and chaffing. You can design basketball shorts or any of your favorite active-wear styles with athletic mesh and even forego wearing bulky undergarments while working out as all serious athletes do to maximize the protective effect. Or you can sew the athletic mesh strategically onto your designs in the special areas that will work to protect you during a grinding game of one on one. Check out these new styles from MoodFabrics.com.
Compression Jersey Fabrics
Jersey fabrics with compression qualities are all the rage. Compression fabric may help improve the circulation in your joints. With documented increases in blood flow through the muscles of athletes, take this fabric for a spin and see if it can do the same for you. Studies have shown that compression gear helps with recovery time after frequent physical activity. In other words, wearing compression active-wear may help you improve your body's efficiency post-workout. Compression fabrics help your body to recover faster so you can jump out of bed the next day with no pain. Whoever came up with the motto “no pain, no gain” never wore compression active wear during and after a workout! An added bonus is that compression exercise gear also makes your body look great by subtly sucking in all the jiggly bits whenever you wear them.
Are You Ready for a Workout?Now that you're equipped with all of the information you need to create a high-tech custom-made exercise wardrobe with performance fabrics and the coolest new styles in traditional exercise fabrics, your early morning workout will never be the same. You can thank Mood Fabrics for helping you to revolutionize your exercise wardrobe later. It is my hope that you'll be too busy enjoying the new healthier and stronger glowing skin you're in due to the benefits of a fun and fabulous consistent daily exercise routine. But if you do get a chance, let us know exactly how new performance fabrics are working it out for you.
Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival takes place once every Spring in Indio, California for two back to back weekends. This year it starts on April 15th and promises as always to present an amazing one of a kind mash-up of music with something for everyone. For example, the lineup on Day 2 this year will include Rock and Rap music. Guns N Roses will headline with popular rap artists Ice Cube and A$AP Rocky, as openers. For two weeks straight on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday the festival promises awesome combinations of stunning performances in different musical genres. With that said, just like its musical lineup, dressing up for Coachella is also about mixing and matching. Coachella Music Festival goers choose combinations of quintessential fabric trends and styles to create a unique look. In addition, artsy types break all style rules by power accessorizing. When it comes to accessories, bigger is better for both men and women. Coachella is one of the most notorious music festivals for fashionistas. It has spawned fashion trends and style worshippers with its consistent celebrity turn-out and innovative garment collection collaborations with major retailers and brands, such as Coach, Moschino and H&M. The "H&M loves Coachella" official collection is currently available in stores. Several celebrities have worn head to toe looks by Coach and other high-end designers at the festival and its accompanying sunny California pool parties and fêtes. Coachella style is the premier bohemian style of the twenty-first century. As you can see from the photo montage above, Coachella fashion packs a lot of flower power, accompanied by big hats and bangles. Short shirts, skirts, and shorts also known as crop tops and cut-offs can be mixed with fur or wool to keep away the chill. Choose a favorite floral motif or tribal print with nature-inspired colors such as organic white, red, and green, or even mustard and rust -- the color of autumn leaves -- in a lightweight fabric such as cotton or silk. Then pair them with happy colors of fur and cycadelic stripes. Follow these trends and voila, you’ve created your own personal Coachella style! Don’t forget the long necklaces and earrings which don't have to be expensive, only pretty, beaded and shiny. Mood Fabrics that embody recent Coachella trends, from fabrics and embellishments to colored fur.
Keep reading and you'll find my best fashion fabric and trim recommendations from every trend described above so that you can recreate Coachella Festival Fashion in your very own home sewing studio.
Coachella Style Fabrics and Trims at Mood
Colored FurMood has a bevy of colored fur selections for you to select in sewing a beautiful and funky topper, like that seen on Coachella fashion stars Rihanna and Zoe Kravitz. Some of Mood's fur selections can only be found at stores. However, you'll also find several stunning styles on www.moodfabrics.com. My picks from the website are shown below to get you started. Have some fun and sew a garment using fur in honor of the Coachella fashion goddesses. If you’re not into wearing fur garments in the summer, pick up one of Mood’s fur ball key chains as an accessory. Whatever your preference, Mood Fabrics has unique fur styles to fit every budget.
StripesStripes are another trend that we regularly see the celebs wearing at Coachella. Reminiscent of the 1990’s grunge look, these styles are sewn into dainty spaghetti strap dresses and short-overalls. Go with nature inspired colors or cycadelic mash-ups to inject major Coachella style into your next design. Keep the fabrics light and airy with cotton, linen, chiffons and voiles that are lightweight or tissue weight to emulate the Coachella style, as the festival always takes place in hot and sunny 80 degrees Indio, California weather. Then try your hand at crafting a jacket, like that worn by Kate Bosworth last year, to keep you warm when the cooler nights set in. A Coachella party doesn’t stop until the early morning!!
Crochet Lace / KnitsCrochet lace and knits are the perfect materials to keep you cool and warm in the summer. Everyone at Coachella knows open weave and floral knits are the go-to fabric for super comfortable and stylish designs. From bikini tops with added fringe to short shorts and long pants, crochet lace and knits will give whatever sixties' flower-child inspired style you design a modern but vintage edge. Pick up a few of my favorites below and get Coachella ready.
Fringe / Beaded and Rhinestone TrimsHere at Mood Fabrics we have many different fringe choices to help you find your personal Coachella style. Sizes range from less than two inches in width to over four inches wide. Fringes can be used as trim on blouses and skirts, as well as embellishments on jean pockets and jackets. Buy as much or as little as you desire to creatively top off your festival wares. We also have beaded fringes to give a bit of color and sparkle to your design. Check out our website’s trim section for fringes galor, as well as some of my picks for Coachella style shown below. Then be sure to pick out the perfect fringe to match your favorite fabric choices and get sewing on your handmade Coachella look in any color, material, or style you can conjure. And while you are browsing, also look into crafting with my suggestions on beaded and rhinestone trims to top it all off.
In Silver and Gold Beaded Rhinestones:
Floral PrintsFloral prints are big. Yes, they can literally be super-sized to your own personal preference. Florals are a mainstay trend at Coachella, embraced fully by all of the top celebrities. At past festivals, many outfits featured feminine colors and motifs mixed with sheer fabrics or suedes and leather. The mixed media approach to dressing in floral brings a cool rocker chic vibe to whatever print you desire. Add studded leathers or fringe trims to get an authentic Coachella look. The shorter the better, when it comes to designing a head to toe floral dress or outfit. Celebrities like Beyoncé and Solange have donned short rompers and dresses with "up to there" slits in the front. Katy Perry wore a beautiful black sheer fabric over a floral print bandeau and mini-skirt combo. For maximum Coachella style, feel free to accessorize to the hilt like Bella Thorne pictured above in an all-over floral print turqouise and pink dress. Headbands, bangles, long necklaces, earrings, and wide brimmed hats all complement the floral print and make your design Coachella ready and distinctively you! Check out some of the beautiful floral fabrics below to bring out that rock and roll music festival style in your wardrobe.
Now that you know Mood has all of the latest and greatest trends in fabrics and styles worn by the fashion elite at Coachella, pick up a plethora of fabric and get started! Mood's Sewciety would love to see where your creativity leads you. Although we can't all go to Coachella every year, anyone can start sewing precious pieces of Coachella into their cherished wardrobes right now. Happy Sewing!!