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.

The Officiant Dress

Saturday night I officiated my friend’s wedding. It was beautiful! Her dress was amazing. Like, seriously, amazing. Not only did I finish my dress on time, I had several people tell me how well the dress colors fit into her plum and grey wedding. Since there was a large NYC / PR / fashion contingency, I was asked a few times if I was a designer. Well, first they asked if I had a theater background and then when they found out I made my dress, they asked I was a designer. It’s so funny how it just doesn’t occur [...]

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Making of the Godet Skirt

Soaring temperatures and humidity in New York these past days are not particularly stimulating to start working on a fall wardrobe. I must admit, usually, fall pieces lounge on my work table waaay past winter months. So, actually, I am quite happy I had an early kick-start, and here is the latest project, made after a month-long holiday break. With the help of Susan Khalje – founder of the Couture Sewing School, author of Bridal Couture, and contributing editor to Threads magazine – I made a couture version of the Godet Pencil Skirt from the August 2012 issue of burda [...]

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My Mood in August: Just Add a Bow

After a time intensive make like my mom’s dress, I wanted something quick and easy. What better than a Sewaholic Renfrew with a twist in a silk jersey that I received from Mood. Sadly, I can’t find the fabric online anymore. I blame Goodbye Valentino and her gorgeous dress: how could her readers not buy up the rest of this fabric already? The twist is the bow I added to the neckline to fancy up this basic T. Now you see it: Now you don’t: I got the idea from The Sew Convert‘s Jason Wu Bow Dress. I cut the [...]

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in a blue mood and loving it

I AM SO HAPPY WITH THIS DRESS!!! i’m not lying to you when i say i sang songs to this dress. i cooed and petted it. diane reeves and i serenaded it many an evening. the three of us harmonize quite well together, if i do say so myself. when she is quiet (or, at least, as quiet as this print can be) she looks like this. but when she gets frisky… PEEP SHOW YO! i adore this panel print. she is silk. she is anna sui. she is from mood, los angeles locale, i haven’t been able to find [...]

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Celebration Time

On August 31, 2011 I turned over a new leaf I gave up buying Ready-to-Wear clothing for one year and vowed to make my clothes instead. Today I’m celebrating because I not only set out to do what I intended, but I completed an experience that brought me great pleasure and satisfaction. I must have needed a challenge! I was spending huge amounts of money on clothes and was constantly shopping. I bought way too many clothes that looked alike, and had entirely too many clothes that were barely worn. One day I snapped, gave up shopping, began sewing my [...]

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Ginger Made: M6553

Oh, hey! I didn’t see you there… I was too busy strutting around in my NEW DRESS! I’m kind of in love with this dress, but I’m not really sure why. It departs from my usual style quite a bit– I never wear anything this loose since I’m pretty rectangular, but while it may not be flattering, exactly, I love the comfort and the unusual silhouette. It feels so trendy and fun! And while shaped hemlines will probably be out of style next season, I can just trim it even and hopefully get some more wear out of it. It’s [...]

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Butterick 5353 – White peacock dress

Along with my love of all things yellow, I also adore anything printed with peacock feathers. Apparently a lot of other people feel the same way because every time I find one online and put it in a wish list awaiting a sale, it will immediately sell out. I found this one on Mood’s online store and, even though it is considered home dec fabric, snapped it up. It is a cotton canvas embroidered with gold thread and the feathers are partially yellow. It’s also one of Iman’s new home decor fabrics. Being a cotton canvas, this fabric has no [...]

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Review : New Look 6130 | White & Coral.

I can’t even tell you how ready I am for Fall! My mind has been on nothing but wanting to sew “transitional” garments that I can wear now and later. Inspiration: Source: Jadore-Fashion via Erica on Pinterest It’s no secret that I’m in love with all things peplum. So I made another peplum top and I can promise you that this one will not be the last one. I still plan to make a couple with sleeves for the Fall/Winter. This one is New Look 6130. Love the neckline and my polish is Essie “Good as Gold”! The only alteration [...]

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