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

Sweet Prairie Blog Tour

Sweet Prairie Blog Tour

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Hello all,

Today is my stop on the Sweet Prairie Blog Tour. This sweet and adorable fabric collection is designed by the very talented, Sedef Imer with Riley Blake. 

These prints are bright, cheerful and floral. Full of shades of mint, yellow, gray, pink and red.  The prints are delicate and I could totally see this in baby dolls and in a babies nursery!

Sweet Prairie Blog Tour Square

For my photoshoot we set out on a Saturday morning to our local Farmers Market. Life style photo shoots are becoming my favorite. I also felt this was a perfect setting to complement the red and yellow floral print.

Fabric used:

PRAIRIE POSIE WHITE

and

PRAIRIE GINGHAM GRAY

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Don’t forget to check all the creators on the blog tour:

14 September – Allison Jensen – Woodberry Way – @woodberry_way

21 September – Minki Kim – Minki’s Work Table – @zeriano

28 September – Keera Job – Live.Love.Sew Pattern Co – @keera.job

5 October – Alexis Wright – My Sweet Sunshine Studio – @mysweetsunshine

12 October – Emily Dennis – Quilty Love – @emily_dennis_

 

Till next time…

-Alexis

Wonderful Things Blog Tour- Going Home To Roost

Wonderful Things Blog Tour- Going Home To Roost

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The gentle whispers of joy fill our minds as positive affirmations bring inspiration and encouragement. Wonderful things inspires to delight with happy hues and delicate prints to uplift your spirits.

Hello All,

Welcome to the Wonderful Things Blog tour. Bonnie from Going Home to Roost created the Wonderful Things with the same beauty that she brings to all of her collections with Art Gallery Fabric. This collection has two color ways, Honest Whispers and Honeyed Wonders.

Honest Whispers is soft and subtle pastels while Honeyed Wonders is Bold and Bright.

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My Grandmother is my Wonderful Thing (my favorite person). She is the Matriarch of our family and my last Grandparent alive. She is 92 years and only stopped working 2 years ago! She is delicate yet strong, strong minded yet compassionate, independent yet family focused. I would be lucky if I was half as amazing as she is. She is well know in our family for her amazing food. One of my favorite dished she makes is Menudo. I know, not everyone has a stomach for that dish. LOL

 A couple of weeks ago she fell and cracked her femur.  Wait let me back up, She fell on a Friday did not tell anyone until the next day, because she did not want to disturb them. She only took some pain medicine and laid down. However the next day she could not walk. That is so her! Too strong for her own good! She is currently at a rehab facility and the Docs, Nurses and Physical Therapist are all blown away by her progress and determination to get back on her feet. They wanted to send her home last week because she is a rock star and already doing very well but the Doc requested one more X-ray and discovered, what they had previously thought was a cracked femur was actually a full break in the femur head. She is strong and determined to get back home and I am sure she will by this week.  I have always looked up to my Grandmother but more and more as I have gotten older I have prayed to be just like her. She raised 5 children, worked full time and cared for my Grandfather during his medical battles. She is also the oldest of 10 siblings which she also helped to raise. She is intertwined in every holiday tradition I have known since I was born and also in my kids lives. I could not be more proud of my family as well. I have watched them all rally around her. Cousins, Aunts, and Uncles have flown in for out of town to gather around her and support her healing.  Truly blessed to be apart of this wonderful family. Such a Wonderful Thing!

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Do you have a Wonderful Thing? Person? Season? Color? Feeling?

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Fabric used:

Top-Words to Live by- Whisper

Shorts-Subtle Journey West

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Patterns Used:

Top- Clover Tween

Shorts- Lilly Tween

Both by Violette Field Threads

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I love the Words to Live by.  I have been looking forward to making a top for my daughter to wear. I am secretly hoping she looks down at her shirt and is reminded to be true to herself!  Anything that can help a Mom out, I will take it!! Thanks Bonnie!

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Looking for more inspiration?

Explore the collection deeper: the collection | the lookbook 

Thursday July 20th: Sarah Sharp | No Hats in the House
Friday July 21st: Haley Dennis | Sewing Lessons with Haley
Monday July 24th: Alice Kreyder | Blossom Quilts
Tuesday July 25th: Katy Yates  | Sweet Littles Handmade
Wednesday July 26th: Maja Wlusek  | Betyipiernaty
Thursday July 27th: Deanne Chambers  | Wild Forest Handmade
Friday July 28th: Maria Beuttenmuller  | MariaElenaBliss 
Monday July 31st: Amy Maxwell | Thomas Pie
Tuesday August 1st: Teresa Behr  | Dandelion Drift
Wednesday August 2nd: Bonnie Christine | Going Home to Roost
Thursday August 3rd: Vanessa Hewell  | Lbg Studio
Friday August 4th: Sarah Overton | My Crowded Nest
Monday August 7th: Corri Sheff | The Lions Dandy
Tuesday August 8th: Wynn Tan | Zakka Art
Wednesday August 9th: Sarah Thomas | Sariditty
Thursday August 10th:  Kaitlyn Howell  | Knot and Thread
Friday August 11th: Sarai Schuk | Sarai Hobbies
Monday August 14th: Ashley Cowan | Elises Mama
Tuesday August 15th: Jen Van Orman | Heritage Threads
Wednesday August 16th: Elise Baek  | Elise and Emelie
Thursday August 17th: Marie-Fleurine Olsen | Sew Mariefleur
Friday August 18th: Joanne Tubman | Jo Marie Design
Monday August 21st: Ange Hamilton | A Little Patchwork
Tuesday August 22nd: Judi Robinson | Creative Little Women
Wednesday August 23rd: Faith Essenburg
Thursday August 24th: Katharina Pferdmenges | Der Rabe Im Schlamm
Monday August 28th: Alexis Wright | My Sweet Sunshine
Tuesday August 29th: Maxie Ramey | Maxie Makes
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Make it a great week!!! Thank you Bonnie!!!

-Alexis