Ikat Jersey Summer Dress

It is August and summer is winding down but I still have a few summer things to sew.  One thing I needed was a nice dress for weddings, parties and night outs.  I purchased Mood Fabrics’ Ikat Cotton Jersey, which is almost sold out.  This is a super nice jersey so don’t hesitate to purchase it or you can pick any of Mood Fabrics’ jersey fabrics.     My original plan was Colette Pattern’s Myrtle dress but I had 2 yards of fabric and this pattern requires 3 yards.  I took a look through my patterns and found a great […]

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Cotton Pique Shirtdress!

Hi, guys! We’re nearly halfway through the summer- can you believe it?? I’ve done some wild and crazy sewing this summer, experimenting with different silhouettes and going crazy with prints, which has been really fun. But this month I decided I wanted to make an everyday summer dress, classic in shape and color, that I can dress up or down, accessorize multiple ways, and wear anywhere my day takes me! No crazy prints allowed! (Sidenote: my print and bright colors mania has led to a bit of a situation in the shoe department. Tell me I’m not the only one […]

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Silk Crepe De Chine Romper

Last week we housed 5 adults and 2 children for 24 hours. And all I got was this awesome Silk Crepe De Chine thingamajig. One of said adults, the six-foot-fifty-eight one, was sporting a fabulous, flowy, silky pants-thing that had holes for your footsies and shirring at the top.  This dame, let’s call her The Diva, wore them because she knew I would specifically be fascinated by them.  Indeed I was.  I made her take them off that evening so’s I could study ’em. With two screaming nutjobs in the house in various states of undress, it wasn’t weird at […]

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The Capri-Blue Neoprene Mesh Dress!

When I saw this fabric, it immediately caught my attention.  This is Capri Blue Nylon-Silk Neoprene I wasn’t sure about it, so I swatched!  If there is every a “questionable” fabric that you aren’t familiar with — swatch first!  And I’m so glad I did. I don’t think the picture accurately details this fabric. It’s a textured honeycomb patterned, capri blue neoprene material is layered on top of a pastel blue knit, combining to make a thick, three-dimensional material with a nice one directional stretch. And the fabric content is 79% nylon, 21% silk. It’s absolutely amazing. The fabric sewed well.  However, […]

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Red Voille for a Fun Summer Blouse

Happy July everyone and summer is in full force.  I can’t complain here in Missouri we have had one of the best summers ever, most of the time in the 80’s and plenty of rain.  The rain is very important here in farmland and it makes for a very happy husband, too.   I ordered this beautiful red floral cotton voile a couple months ago and unfortunately it is sold out.  Never fear, Mood Fabric’s cotton voile selection is filled with amazing prints and colors.  I really love sewing with cotton voille, it presses beautifully and is so easy to […]

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Summer Time Dress in Lime Cotton Poplin

    Light weight cotton poplin is a great fabric for summer clothing.  In July, Chi-town is super hot and sticky. So it’s best to dress in something easy breezy and made of a breathable fiber. In my hunt to find great summer wearable fabrics, I found a slew of them at the Mood online fabric store.  There are at least ten yummy poplin type textiles that I’d love to have in my possession.  But for this post I want to direct your attention to this beautiful lime cotton poplin, perfect for comfortable summer dresses and camp shirts.  Love it.  […]

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NY Designer Print In NY

Well, lemme start by saying: if you like the looks of this NY Designer Print lightweight cotton, stop reading right now and let your fingers do the walking to its online home at Mood Fabrics, because it’s almost sold out. And it’s SO. PERFECT. Are you still here?  OH GOODY.  I mean, I do hope you grabbed some of this heaven for yourself, but I’d really love to holler at you about my dress. Yay for light & shadows giving me bullet bra!  Pinky swear, I did not make the girls pointy. This is about 4 yards of summer maxi, […]

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Striped Summer BBQ Dress

Good morning, Mood Fabrics! As you read this, I am probably in a blissful food stupor somewhere in eastern Georgia. My husband and I are staying on his uncle’s farm this weekend, celebrating that wonderful man’s sixtieth birthday with family, friends, and obscene amounts of barbeque. As this is a special occasion, I needed a party dress! Mood was, as ever, full of gorgeous fabrics up to the task. Once I saw this apple-and-ecru striped cotton from Marc Jacobs, I was in love. Does anything say summer quite as much as bold red stripes? A striped cotton dress is the […]

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Ikat Jersey Faux-Wrap dress

Hello! And surprise! I have been missing for a few months because pregnancy fatigue really got to me. Being pregnant at 36 and caring for 3 other kiddos at the same time is tiring. Thank goodness we are having a pretty mild summer so far with lots of rain. It won’t last, I’m sure, but I’m enjoying the cooler temps while I can. I haven’t been doing a whole heck of a lot of sewing – just haven’t had any mojo to work with. In the evenings all I want to do is vegetate in front of the television or […]

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