Viscose Wrap Dress

Greetings ūüôā There is viscose and there is viscose. I am wearing viscose, more specifically Poppy Abstract Stretch Viscose from Mood Fabrics. Upon reading the website’s fabric description as “wonderful for wrap dresses¬†reminiscent of DVF,”¬†I placed a quick order and found the description quite accurate. What is Viscose, you asked? For the scientific definition click here. Viscose, often labeled rayon is a regenerated cellulose fiber resulting somewhere in between a natural and synthetic fabric. I made my dress from a Viscose Jersey, knitted with 4% elastine. Viscose quality can vary, but this viscose is cream of the crop ūüėČ My […]

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Saint James Ponte Dress and Long Cardigan

  Spring is in the air and a cute dress is a much needed item for me. ¬†I wanted a dress that would be a good transition piece and fun to wear. ¬†Enter Mood Fabrics’ Navy/Ecru Saint James Ponte Knit, an amazing knit, probably one of the nicest knits I have ever sewn. ¬†I am sorry to say it is sold out in the navy/ecru colorway but ¬†no fear there are several other option: red/navy,¬†ecru/gray, navy/kelly. or take a look at all the color choices     My pattern for this fabulous knit, Butterick 6207, ¬†which has raglan sleeves, neckband, […]

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White Button Down Shirt + Floral Print Full Skirt!

For effortless elegance, pairing a crisp white button down shirt with a floral full skirt is a no-brainer. A classic white shirt is a mainstay wardrobe staple that every woman should have in her closet. White button down shirts top almost every bottom well. ¬†And a fun floral full skirt is appropriate for so many scenarios. ¬†It works for so many occasions whereas a bodycon skirt would not. Every year, I have to update my classic white shirts. ¬†They occasionally become dingy and threadbare from wear and tear. ¬†The key to a great white shirt is being bright white, crisp […]

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An Abstract Wrap Dress

Hey friends! Hope everyone is having a great February so far. ¬†It’s been such a mild winter here that I’ve pretty much given up on cold weather sewing and have begun to work towards spring. ¬†However I have a few more transitional items to share with y’all before it’s all said and done! I’ve been on a mission to add some long sleeve dresses to my wardrobe for the cooler months, and this most recent make for the Mood Sewing Network is my latest attempt! I’m always drawn to prints when I fabric shop – sometimes the weirder the better! […]

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Cozy Knit Separates

Hi Everyone! I hope January has been treating you all well. ¬†I have to be honest with you, I feel as though this outfit is the personification of the January Blues, and for that I am sorry. It basically says “yes, I put on clothes today, but just barely”. ¬†But, you know, I feel like a wardrobe needs those kinds of outfits just as much as it needs party dresses and power suits. Because we all have days where we feel kind of ‘blah’ and there is nothing better on those days than crawling into forgiving jersey and blankety jackets. […]

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A Perfect Plaid Statement Coat!

Don’t you love when you find a hidden gem in a pattern? I do! ¬†And this is what Vogue 9123 is, a hidden gem. ¬†I completely overlooked this pattern since it was released. ¬†And lo and behold, the perfect lightweight coat pattern! We tend to have a lot of mild winter temps, and this coat is perfect for that type of breezy winter weather. ¬†My perfect fabric is this Rose/Gray/Off-White Flannelled Wool Coating. ¬†It’s very lightweight and feels almost like a wool suiting. I cut the size 14 straight from the envelope. ¬†I didn’t have to make any adjustments. ¬†I […]

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Sequined Statement Skirt

I have wanted a sequin skirt for a few years now. This fabric was purchased months ago but has just been sitting there staring at me because I was procrastinating. Sewing with sequins is always extremely messy and time consuming. I finally decided it would be handy to have for New Year’s Eve so I stitched it up. Surprise! Because I chose a fabric with super tiny sequins, they didn’t need to be removed for the seams or darts, and I had no messy piles of them to clean up. I used Mood fabric’s baby sequins on mesh, which they […]

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A Liberty of London Tulip-Print Dress

Ladies and Gentlemen, let me introduce you to the Mathilda-Georgia-Farrah-Meryl dress. ¬†Too many names for you? I agree. But, that seems to be the way of it these days – names for patterns, names for fabric, names for sewing machines. Next up we’ll have names for our presser feet! Won’t that be confusing?! The Mathilda in the Mathilda-Georgia-Farrah-Meryl dress comes from the navy and white¬†‘Matilda Tulip’ print silk/cotton voile, part of Liberty of London’s spring/summer 2013 Flower Show collection, that I used for the body of the dress. It’s paired¬†with a solid navy¬†cotton voile, which I had left over from […]

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Casual Coral Sweatshirt

After making two lined dresses in a row I decided I needed an easy project. For me, the easy projects I undertake usually end up being a lot more work then I think they’ll be. Not this time, though. I whipped up this fitted top in just a few hours. The fabric, a Thakoon coral sweatshirt cotton, was purchased from Mood fabrics a few years (!) ago and has long since sold out. Mood has a number of similar cotton terrycloth options available. My personal favorite is the grey and metallic terry knit, which I’ll probably get for another one […]

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