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…
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…
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!
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