Mood Fabric Artsy Graphic Print – Inspiration from the Spring/Summer Designer Collection 2014

Selecting one designer and one fashion trend was a tough job to say the least.  There is so much to choose from.  Many designers like Marni, Prada, Versace, and Jil Sander all showcased bold artsy graphic designs on the runway for Spring/Summer 2014.  This was one of my favorite trends of the season.  The next challenge was how to incorporate this audacious trend into my wardrobe.

This is where Mood Fabrics comes in.  They have a beautiful selection of jersey prints that can be transformed into a great statement garment for the season.  Or if you are like me and want to add a little oomph to your wardrobe, you can start with a simple t-shirt using Simplicity 4076.  This is my TNT.  I’ve made the t-shirt view six times. With this print, I place the prominent images in the lower center front and back.  This t-shirt is a perfect match for this artsy print.

Mood jersey is top quality.  It has a soft hand and sews up beautifully.  It’s a light weight jersey that can stand up to washing on the regular cycle.  No fading or pilling.  Great fabric all the way around.

This was part of one of my “easy” wardrobe pieces that I wore during my vacation in Jamaica last week.  I sewed it up in less than two hours, two days before vacation.  Pairing with white cropped pants was perfect for a stroll along the beach after breakfast.

This week, I paired it with my Sandra Betzina jeans, V7608.  Can you believe it?! We’re still getting snow and temperatures in the 30′s.

Like I said earlier it was difficult to select one designer or one trend to draw inspiration from.  Later, I will also share another post on the Spring/Summer 2014 designer challenge.

Happy Sewing!

C

 

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Comments


  • Peter
    March 24, 2014

    What a fantastic print! It love it — especially with the white pants, pool-side. I must get some of that jersey for myself!

    • Cennetta
      March 24, 2014

      Thanks, Peter. I love the jersey at Mood. Great quality and a variety of prints and solid colors.

  • Mary Danielson
    March 24, 2014

    What a neat print! I absolutely love the way it looks in a simple silhouette, like you’ve done. So chic!

    • Cennetta
      March 24, 2014

      Thanks, Mary. It even better in person.

  • Sallie
    March 24, 2014

    Great job incorporating such a bold print! And I love the thought of you wearing this top with white cropped pants and strolling along the beaches in Jamaica! Sounds heavenly!!

    • Cennetta
      March 24, 2014

      Thanks, Sallie. This little project has encourage me to try another bold print in a dress. Coming soon!

  • Lori
    March 24, 2014

    Fabulous print and lovely use in the shirt. I just love Simplicity 4076, for all the views and the fit. Great job and lucky lady, fabulous vacation.

    • Cennetta
      March 24, 2014

      Thanks, Lori. S4076 is the perfect TNT for knit tops.

  • Sandra
    March 24, 2014

    Love the print. I may have to check out moods website and take a look for myself.

    • Cennetta
      March 24, 2014

      Thanks, Sandra. Mood has several designs on their website. Check it out.

  • Kimberly
    March 24, 2014

    That is a beautiful print and I love your placement.

    • Cennetta
      March 24, 2014

      Thanks, Kimberly.

  • Rose Britton
    March 24, 2014

    Great job with the grand, bold print! I really appreciate your sharing specific information on how you laid out the pattern. You’ll help me do better work for summer tops!

    • Cennetta
      March 25, 2014

      Hi Rose,

      Glad to help. Placement is so important when it comes to bold prints.

  • Ginger
    March 24, 2014

    Wow! What a fun print, and what a great way to wear it!

  • Katy
    March 24, 2014

    Love the graphic print and how you took that trend and made a simple, yet bold piece from it. I always have a hard time imagining how I’d incorporate bold prints into my sewing – your shirt is inspiring. Too bad I JUST placed a MOOD order. It will have to wait, I guess.

    • Cennetta
      March 25, 2014

      Thanks Katy,
      Simplicity is the way to go with a bold print. Try it.

  • Lauren
    March 25, 2014

    I’ve lurked that print on the website, but wondered how it would actually work in a garment. This turned out AWESOME! Especially love it with the white pants, so chic :)

    • Cennetta
      March 25, 2014

      Hi Lauren, I’m glad you like and hope you will give it a try.

  • Fiona
    March 25, 2014

    What a fantastic choice for designer inspiration, that fabric is amazing! I love how you’ve made the trend very wearable by making a tee, I’m a bit scared of bold prints but this shows me I shouldn’t be!

    • Cennetta
      April 4, 2014

      Thanks, Fiona. Don’t be scared. ;-)