The hottest looks on the runway can appear in your hands with the same designer feel that’s all your own. Let Mood help you find the fabric and styles that dominated the Spring 2020 catwalk. That’s right, we’re here for round two this season, and these pattern lookalikes are even better than the last ones! Let me spec out any major modifications while making fabric suggestions to elevate your garments to their fullest potential.
All of your heavy winter wear is tucked away, but you’ll need a light jacket to get you through any windy or slightly cooler nights, and the Olive Jacket is just the piece for the job. Utility style pockets and metal hardware polish the overall look. Add a bit of length to our pattern, another set of pockets, and remove the drawstring casing to have a sweet jacket that’s reminiscent of the white jacket seen on the Akris runway.
A blazer is a wardrobe essential all the time— no exceptions. The Nepeta Blazer is the perfect blazer to wear in the office or to add to a basic outfit for a complete transformation and a polished overall look. To make your Nepeta blazer look just like the blazer that walked in Sandro’s runway, add a few inches of length to the hemline, and you’re good to go.
The perfect blazer isn’t complete without a go-to pair of suit pants (I don’t make the rules, the runway does). Try the Douglas Pants free sewing pattern for a perfectly tapered pair of trousers. Leave the ruffled accent for a unique look or omit it for a perfectly versatile set of trousers to modify to your liking.
High waisted shorts are oh-so-flattering for most body types, and they’re perfect for summer when made in breathable fabrics. Using the Piper Shorts free sewing pattern– the options are endless. Modify the fit around the thighs and cater the length to your liking. If you’re looking to make your shorts just like the paper bag waist shorts from Frame, ditch the matching belt and add a leather belt to imitate the look.
The power that a simple bodycon has is very underrated. Play with the neckline of the Poinsettia Dress, and you’ll soon find yourself in a daydream posing for an Alice and Olivia photoshoot. Sometimes simple is best, but if you’re looking for a bit more spice, the fringe attachment in our Poinsettia Dress Redux is as fun to twirl in as it is beautiful to wear.
The Lantana Dress is a shirt dress in a gorgeous midi length, and while it’s trendy as-is, add a lapel and ditch the buttons to transform this look into a chic blazer like this one from the Alice+Olivia Spring ‘20. It’s sure to add dimension and sophistication to your look.
Two-piece sets are an effortless way to get dressed without taking too much time out of your day. Use the Dogwood Ensemble to look just as cool or even cooler than the two-piece from the Palm Angels Spring ‘20 runway. Make the neckline a little higher and flare out the bottoms to your heart’s desire, and you’re all set!
A full-length skirt with lots of body is suitable for more than just fancy events. To achieve a look that skims causal and formal— add a button-up and alter the Cunilla Skirt by extending the fitted portion at an angle that tapers down in the back and don’t forget to add the buttons. While the Cunilla Skirt is perfect in any length, consider hemming yours to hit at the ankles to really match the runway look.
Runway looks don’t have to have to be a fantasy with the help of Mood’s free sewing patterns. Our goal is to provide sewing patterns that are fashion-forward while offering helpful posts that walk you through until the garment is completed (including the tricky stuff). The patterns above are relatively easy to modify to make pieces that look like they are fresh off of the runway.
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