Mood Sewing Network Collaboration- 2nd Month

Mood Sewing Network Collaboration- 2nd Month

I have had these looks in my head since my 1st month so now it’s time to share my looks with you all and I could not be more excited!!

Let’s first dive in…

FABRIC:

  1. Ivory, Meteorite and Metallic Silver Pencil Striped Stretch Delave Linen and Rayon Woven

2. Mood Exclusive Linear Transcendence Natural Linen and Rayon Woven

Dress Inspiration:

I spotted the Vali dress by Pattern Fantastique a month or so ago and it really spoke to my need for an everyday dress but with a flare of style. It’s loose without being too baggy, stylish yet everyday, retro yet modern.

I choose to make the lower neckline with inseam pockets. The fabric has a raw, earthy feel and is made from a rayon linen. It paired perfectly with the style of the Vali dress. The fabric is a medium weight with some structure and no stretch.

Fabric colors: Navy, mustard, rust with a creamy natural background.

I made the size 8 and I found it true to size and I would not make any changes other than I may shorten it an 1″- 1 1/2″ for my next dress. Not because I thought it was too long but just to have a bit shorter dress. So a personal decision!

2nd Mood Fabric Make…

Blouse Inspiration:

For the next Mood make, I choose to The Anthea blouse pattern. I almost made another Vali dress with the black and white stripe fabric but then the Anthea blouse came out and I knew I needed to make that! It’s a gathered sleeve, button down, collarless blouse pattern that also includes a dress length version. The fabric is a rayon linen with structure with the prettiest silver thread running through the black stripe. As soon as I got it, I knew I needed more to make more garments!!

Fit: I made a size 2 and found it true to size. It does have a generous ease but would not size down. I did have to adjust the sleeve width due to the weight and structure of the fabric. I took in 4″ of sleeve width. After sewing in the sleeve for the first time, with the original sleeve width, I found it to be overwhelming poofy. So, I seam ripped it out and then adjust the sleeve pattern by cutting and slimming it by 4″.

Do you see the bunny behind me?

I paired the blouse with Persephone shorts!

I want to also go over a couple more great advantages about joining the Mood Sewing Network and being an MOOD INSIDER…

Last month we chatted about one of my favorite advantages of being a Mood Insider, the free shipping, this month let’s chat about 3 more advantage…

  • Dollar swatches
  • Early access to new arrival
  • Exclusive access to remnants

I have several swatched now and it’s been super helpful in deciding which fabric to work with each month. They arrive quickly and then I am back on the website finalizing my decision.

Ok, call me silly but I also love being the first to know about the new and latest fabric. As an Insider getting to see the new arrivals first is a happy plus!!

Just about every other day I search through the exclusive remnants page looking for all the treasures. There are some great fabrics and amazing prices!

MOOD FABRICS CODE:

First of all, thank you for reading! So as an appreciation here’s my Mood Discount Code:

10% using code: MSNAW221

  • Coupon fine print:  Offer valid online only and expires per customer with use. 10% off your order, discount applied at checkout. Not be combined with any other offers, coupon codes, etc. Excludes items beginning with PV, SUN, and AWG.

Until next time

-Alexis

Blue Shirt Blog Tour-Blue Carolina

Blue Shirt Blog Tour-Blue Carolina

Hey all, 

Happy Thursday! I am over the moon with what I am sharing today! Christopher, The Tattooed Quilter, has been one of my favorite Quilters for years. I have been stalking , I mean following, him for quite some time on IG and was finally lucky enough to meet him in person at Spring Quilt Market. So why was he there? Well, he was introducing is FIRST fabric collection with Riley Blake called Blue Carolina! Me? Well, to drool over fabric of course! Silly!!

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I am pretty sold on the fact this fabric line was made for my daughter! lol  Dogs are her favorite thing in the world! I am pretty sure she would own every dog in the world if we let her. Also Blue is such an amazing color on her, it really makes her blue eyes pop!! 

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While visiting Christopher’s booth at Quilt Market I fell head over heels in love with a top he had modeling his new fabric. I really really really wanted to draft a top similar for the tour but totally ran out of time since I am busy getting ready for new Fall and Winter patterns. Booo! Kidding! It is exciting to be drafting for the upcoming season, but it also limits my time for the fun extras. So I found a similar Simplicity pattern that I used and made some modifications to fit my daughter. 

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One such modification was I left the edge of the flounce raw. I zig zagged the raw edge which helps make for a distressed look. You could also add fray check if you want to make sure it does not continue to fray even more. 

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Can you see what is on the flounce fabric? Cut, Sew, Repeat 

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I typically take photos in a park or under a tree but Christopher asked us to take photos in an Urban setting. So when I first saw that photo above I was like OMG, there is a person and cars in my photo. NOOOOO! But honestly I love it now. It maybe my new favorite landscape for photos.  Funny thing is the women’s dress totally works to my favor. HA!!! 

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Until next time,

-Alexis

Outtake…

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Sew Caroline-Weekend Style

Sew Caroline-Weekend Style

Weekend-Style-Blog-Tour-FBHope you all had an amazing weekend and are getting ready for fireworks tomorrow. How did you spend your weekend? I spent mine photographing 3 tops made from Sew Caroline’s new book, Weekend Style.

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Caroline’s new book is filled with top patterns, dress  patterns, shorts patterns, bag patterns and even accessories patterns like a headband and tie belt. This fresh, bright sewing book is full of weekend style patterns. So what is a weekend style? Well to me it is laid back and comfy (but cute, of course!).  But you also want to ready for date night and this book covers all baseses. Several of the patterns can be glammed up for date night with the right fabric.

So what did I choose to sew? Oh man, that was a hard decision. I went back and forth for weeks! Seriously, I could not make up my mind because I wanted to make everything! I ended making the Larchmont Tee. Why? Well I needed more tops in my closet.  HA! It was just as simple as that! This tee and all the patterns in the book are great for a confident beginner to master.  🙂anewEH4A8787.jpg

(Fabric: Sew Caroline and Art Gallery Fabric Corollas Ashen)

Larchmont Tee is a dolman style top with a blousy feel.

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So here is the thing with this tee, it is a bit addicting! I sewed up one in about 45 mins and tried it on and LOVED it. So I grabbed two more fabrics I have been wanting to sew with and made 3 total tees under 3 hours!

Tee #2

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(Fabric: Maureen Cracknell and Art Gallery Fabric –Floral Universe Turquoise in Rayon)

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Ready for one more?

Tee #3

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(Fabric- April Rhodes and Art Gallery Fabric- Treasured Kermes in Rayon)

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So enough pics of me here a sample of the patterns included in the book! Pretty awesome! Projects-in-Book-614x1024

Grab a copy NOW!

Then. check out Sew Caroline BLOG for more inspiration and links to all the blogs on the tour!

Thank you so much Caroline for the book and congratulations!!!

Outtakes: This is what happens when you take photos with your family near by. The crash the photoshoot! Love them!!

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