Sewing is a creative outlet for many, but for the queer community, it serves as a foundational wheelhouse to create clothes that represent all body types and dressing preferences to serve all sexualities and genders. This is an element that is often missing in ready-to-wear clothing, which is still in its beginning phases of becoming inclusive for all.
Get ready for a comfy, body-positive Pride with the Carya Top, and an adaptive redux of the Aster Pants! Each garment is made from our NEW Mood Exclusive Pride Collection, designed in-house and featuring six different pride flag colorways! There’s no better time than now to create your digs to show your support, express yourself, and dip into your creative side.
While most looks below are inspired by the widely used rainbow flag, Mood’s fabric selection is vast, and fabric in other colorways is available to make flags that represent other queer communities. Find inspiration for Pride outfits at any skill level, complete with supplies and free pattern suggestions!
Purchase Materials Used Below:
- 1 yard Mood Exclusive Pink, Maize and Della Robia Blue More Than Words Mercerized Organic Egyptian Cotton Voile
- 1 yard Toulouse White Mercerized Organic Egyptian Cotton Voile
- MDF272 – The Carya Shirt All-Gender Sewing Pattern (free download here!)
Alterations Made Above:
The Carya Top: None!
The Aster Pants:
- Skipped front fly
- Added elastic waistband and gathered the front pant panels instead of pleating
Pride Looks for the Non-Sewist
Use garments and accessories you already own like jeans, blouses, tote bags, and more as a blank canvas for painting Pride-associated flags, phrases, etc., adding rainbow applique patches or other designs. Fabric dyeing is another creative option for non-sewist to personalize their pride clothing to show their support. Check out the How to Dye Fabric Post for helpful tips and tricks on how to master the basics.
Pride Looks for the Beginner Sewist
Perfect for a newbie, with minimal seams and techniques to master, try your hand at a gathered tulle skirt complete with rainbow tulle. Another option for the beginner sewist is the Wilder Top, which is cropped and perfect for those wide-ranging temperatures that happen in June. Indulge in the Pride Collection’s cotton voile options for a perfect match.
Pride Looks for the Intermediate Sewist
The Camellia Top features puff sleeves with a ton of ruching. This is an advanced technique, but the associated post will walk you through the technique and how to master it. Just don’t forget the rainbow tulle for a festive pride top that can be worn for many occasions!
For a complete look that is easy to adapt to any color flag, the Forrest or the Heath Jumpsuit are both home runs. Complete with utility pockets to carry all your stuff, the tailored silhouette allows you to show off those sewing skills.
To take a more subtle approach, the Ginkgo Shirt or the Clay Blouse both pair well with this rainbow plaid cotton shirting for a polished look with a bit of color for some extra fun. Plus, they’re all-gender and suitable for many body types!
Pride Looks for the Advanced Sewist
The Edith Dress is a full-out showstopper that’s also adaptive. It demands attention, which is perfect for Pride Events, both casual and formal. The original pattern is full-length and can be altered to any desired length for a more wearable style.
So many options, and so little time to prepare for the season full of celebrating all sexualities and genders! Even if you don’t have Pride exclusive events to attend, don’t be afraid to try your hand at these ideas and sewing projects to share with those you meet in your everyday life!
What are you excited to celebrate this Pride Month? Let us know in the comments down below!