Our latest Mood Exclusive collection, the Citrus Collection, definitely has us dreaming of far-flung locales! With oversized, conversational prints and vibrant shades, it’s ideal for summer daytrips or much-needed winter getaways. Plus, we’ve got a super useful pattern hack for the perfect beachy top. Before you book your flight, take a look at our guide to the best fabrics and free sewing patterns perfect for any destination!
Purchase Materials Used Below:
- 3 yards of Mood Exclusive Zest Friends Cotton Voile
- 2 yards of Mood Exclusive Green Circuit Breaker Cotton Voile
- 1 yard of Mood Exclusive Keukenhof Cotton Voile
- 1 yard of Mood Exclusive Marmalade Parade Cotton Voile
- 1 piece Bubblegum 9″ Invisible Zipper
- 1 spool of 913 Pink 250m Gutermann Sew All Thread
- MDF199 – The Reed Swimsuit Free Sewing Pattern (free download here!)
- MDF155 – The Daylily Skirt Free Sewing Pattern (free download here!)
Reed Swimsuit Top Pattern Hack
Easily make your Reed pattern top wearable for wovens! First, add a 9-10″ extension on the front of your pattern piece. Then, cut 2 out of fabric for the front instead of on the fold!
For many, vacation and beach are practically synonymous. The clear blue waters and sparkling sands invite anyone to relax. We personally love our Reed Swimsuit hack and Daylily Skirt for effortlessly glam beachwear. You’ll definitely need a swimsuit and cover up for moving between swimming and sunning. The classic silhouette of the Marlowe Swimsuit is ideal for any location, and the Callisia Cover-Up always brings the glamour. Finally, pack the Clementine Dress for a sweet sundress perfect for late-night strolls along the boardwalk.
Whether it’s Tokyo, London, or New York City, travelling to a new metropolis is an opportunity to experience historical landmarks, fascinating art and architecture, and yummy cuisine all in one go! Because you’ll be doing a lot of walking, comfortable yet flexible pieces are key. Try the Luna Jumpsuit or Hana Bias-Cut Dress for versatile pieces that work in both museums and Michelin-starred restaurants. For a little vintage style, top it off with the Blueberry Jacket for an easy statement jacket!
Adventure & Camping
While I’m personally more of a glamper, even I admit there is nothing quite like experiencing new natural landscapes and Earth’s many wonders. For those who are looking to visit a national park, whether in the US or abroad, you’ll want to pack pieces that mix fashion and function. The Cory Jacket is a protective windbreaker that will fit perfectly in your backpack. Layer on the Savannah Shacket for cold, windy nights. To complete the look, the Watsonia Pants are a fashionable option for hikes and fishing trips.
Resorts & Cruises
The polar opposite of camping vacations, resorts and cruises are a chance to indulge in luxurious food and gorgeous sea-side views. For days at port, we love the Aster Pants for a breezy, yet glamorous look. The Water Lily Dress can be made out of a more casual fabric, such as cotton, or a upscale silk for formal dinners. Finally, resorts and cruises are all about lounging by the pool; so why not pack the Tulsi Top for a sensual, daring swimsuit?
Treating yourself to an at-home vacation or exploring your own city is a wonderful experience in itself! Staycations are all about relaxation, so the Fleur Robe is a must. The Wandflower Blouse is the perfect twist on a casual cami, ideal for local restaurants or even upscale pajama days. If your staycation involves brunch (as it should!) wear the Mimosa Dress for a cozy, yet chic look.
Where are you planning to take your me-made wardrobe this year? Let us know in the comments below!