Mood Sewing Network Bloggers




Welcome to the Mood Sewing Network, a collective of fashion sewing bloggers from across the U.S. The people we've chosen for the Mood Sewing Network represent a cross-section of home sewers: some still consider themselves beginners, while others are at the more experienced end of the sewing spectrum. No matter where they fall, we admire their enthusiasm for sewing and their love of fabric. Follow their adventures here in sewing and creating with Mood fabrics and use them for inspiration with your own sewing projects.

Posts from the Mood Sewing Network




Each month Mood Fabrics provides the Mood Sewing Network bloggers with an allowance for fabric that they can spend online at MoodFabrics.com or in our NYC or LA stores. The bloggers, in turn, sew a garment with Mood fabrics each month and then blog about it on their own blogs and here. To be considered as a future Mood Sewing Network blogger, you should first be a blogger with at least 12 months of steady blogging activity and a demonstrated ability to take good photos and write clear copy. And sewing clothing is your passion. If this description fits you, then send an email to info2@moodfabrics.com with a link to your sewing blog and "MSN blogger" in the subject line.

Lace Insertion and Pintuck Edwardian Blouse

Hi everyone! How are you? I’m very excited to share this project with you today, as I’ve been working on it for the better part of the last two months (not solely, obviously – I do have a job and sometimes a life… okay, I don’t really have much of a life, but sometimes I watch Netflix!) Anyway, I’m very excited to have it out of my sewing room, and into my closet! Let me introduce you to my Edwardian blouse! Don’t let my miserable expression in this photo fool you! I am beyond excited about this blouse! I have always […]

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Black Poplin Handkerchief Hem Shirt Dress

Is cotton poplin not the greatest fabric to work with? Of course it is. We’ve been getting a few warm days as spring slowly approaches, and this is the perfect fabric for warm weather day dresses. When I think of something easy to wear that packs a power punch on style and simplicity, shirt dresses are one of my favorite styles. I’ve made quite a few over the years, so I wanted something this time that put a different spin on the classic dress. That’s why I picked McCall’s 7351. My fabric is Jet Black Stretch Cotton Poplin from Mood […]

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Bamboo & Cotton Stretch Fleece Sweatshirt

Ok, so, apologies in advance for posting a really boring sweatshirt as my month’s project. However, I think I may have just found my new favorite fabric at Mood. AND they have plenty of colors still in stock (although as of this posting, only 2 yards of this particular green)! It’s a Christmas Miracle! In all seriousness, though, I wanted to really focus on the fabric for this post. I promise it’s a really good one and worth the praise! I found this Moss Bamboo and Cotton Stretch Fleece on the Mood Fabric’s website a few months ago, via swatch […]

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Mohair Cardigan for my SIL!

I’m a big fan of shawl-collar cardigans! The neckline is universally flattering.  They’re warm and cozy, easy to get on and easy to get off.  And there’s no pulling anything over your head, which I’m not a fan of, despite having very little hair myself. (!) I made one for my mother a few months ago, and this month I made one for my lovely sister-in-law, Prachee (up top). Instead of using a sweater knit, as I did for my mother’s sweater, for Prachee’s sweater I used a mohair blend (that nevertheless has a very a sweater knit-like hand) with […]

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Ankara Blues

I’ve decided to embrace the fact that I have zero desire to sew for the season I’m in. (Whatever season we’re calling whatever *this* is now). This never-ending pseudo winter is making me blue! Of course in fashion, looking seasonally ahead is the norm. Spring is all over the runways and I am going to be SO READY. This is one of three wax print maxi dresses I’ve gleefully churned out over the course of February. I had plans to unveil them all in a massive, colorful post, but the short month had me scrambling to get shots of just […]

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Oscar de la Renta Stretch Canvas Shirtdress

I had a difficult time believing this whimsical Oscar de la Renta print is canvas, but now, not only am I believer – I’m a canvas convert. Mood Fabrics offers quite the collection of canvas for both home decorating and apparel sewing. I knew I’d like any fabric designed by Oscar de la Renta, but I was surprised by its light weight and smooth texture. While this stretch canvas would work well with several garments, including jeans and jackets, I chose McCall’s 6520, a shirtdress pattern I’d sewn once before. I selected View D. Views C & D are designed […]

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Knits for the Gold

  Have you been watching the Olympics?  I have a bit and that got me thinking, knit fabrics are a bit like the gold in the sewing world, or at least to me. This transition period in fashion, moving from winter to spring, is always hard for me.  I am not ready to stop sewing winter garments and don’t know for sure what I want to sew for spring.  So for my first garment for this post, I went with a new release pattern, True Bias Nikko Dress and used this Mood Fabrics’ waffle knit.  I love this fabric and […]

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The Neutral Staple Coat — Italian Tan Angora Wool Coating

I have wanted a tan, wool coat since forever.   Last year I decided to move this coat to the top of the list after I stumbled upon this gorgeous Italian Tan Angora Wool Coating.  It is exquisite.  Perfect for the classic silhouettes as well as the oversized boyfriend coat.  I wish Mood had this coating in every colors. Please forgive the frown, the sun was very high. The surface is super soft with a brush-like hand.  The drape is a little stiff; but no matter, it is the perfect match for Butterick 6385.  Tan is the perfect  neutral to […]

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Olive Modal Jersey Ebony Tee Dress

Hi there, guys! I hope you’re staying warm this winter and sewing yourself up some goodies! I’ve been working on a couple of slow, long-term projects that have left me feeling a bit antsy and itching to make something instant gratification that I could enjoy and wear now. I don’t know about you, but when I think ‘fast’ and (nearly) ‘instant gratification’ in regards to sewing, I always think of jersey. Luckily I had some beautiful jersey from Mood Fabrics just waiting for such a project. I bought a bunch of yards of this Dark Olive Modal Jersey awhile back with […]

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