Need an escape? The rise of cottagecore fashion stemmed from the coveted simple life daydream, but just because you can’t run away to a quaint cottage at the moment doesn’t mean you can’t have the wardrobe to match! Mood has a wide range of free patterns and fabrics to make your dreams come true! The fabrics play a major role in making the cottagecore design work. Fabrics that work best for cottagecore include cotton, linen, soft fabrics, and silk chiffon. Almost all the free patterns that mood offers can be mixed and matched to create your dream design. An example of mixing patterns, the design photographed we used the Bridgerton Dress for the bodice and Heather Dress for the skirt.
Your new, quaint aesthetic doesn’t need to mean full modesty always, but a few midi to floor-length skirts are forever fun to twirl in!
Ruffles & More Ruffles
When it comes to cottagecore, more is more. More ruffles, more volume, more layers, more gathers – more!
Similarly to adding more to sleeves and ruffles, you’ll also want to add to your bodices! Adding extra fabric and gathering it or smocking it creates an instantly rustic look that’s absolutely adorable!