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mood designer fabrics crochet collar dress

Wool houndstooth suiting isn’t your typical Christmas dress fabric, but it’s going to be a cozy, houndstooth holiday for the girls this year. Check out the details of this vintage-inspired dress on the Mood Sewing Network blog. Find the instructions for this detachable crochet collar HERE.

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Making Stuff: Sweater Knit Dress {Mood Sewing Network}

by This is Carrie on December 5, 2013

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I’d never sewn with a sweater knit before but when I spotted this gorgeous, lightweight, italian wool sweater-knit at Mood Fabrics I decided it was time to give it a try. During a Vogue pattern sale, I picked up this Rebecca Taylor pattern (V1315) (despite it’s awkward photo). It was those amazing droopy pockets that […]

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Making Stuff: Baptism Dress {Mood Sewing Network Project}

by This is Carrie on October 26, 2013

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Before I cut into my beautiful Anna Sui eyelet fabric from Mood Designer Fabrics, I knew I needed to test my self-made dress pattern. I didn’t want to make the sample dress from muslin…you know…just in case it turned out great. A piece of lightweight, printed cotton from the stash was just what I needed. […]

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Making Stuff: Vintage Baby Dress {Mood Sewing Network}

by This is Carrie on September 22, 2013

You have got to check out my latest post over at the Mood Sewing Network.  It might be the best/cutest/most immaculate thing I’ve ever made.  At least I think so.  Starting off with a gorgeous Marc Jacobs print from Mood Designer Fabrics definitely helped this project get started on the right foot. Finally seeing the […]

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When I spotted these fabrics over at Modern Yardage, I immediately pictured a  baby sunsuit. I love when fabrics speak to me so clearly and decidedly. ManLove in Black &   Diamonds in Yellow designed by Dolphin & Condor for Modern Yardage Looking through my vintage pattern stash, I found the perfect sunsuit pattern–size 6 months. […]

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The boys don’t get sewn for as often as the girls. But this month, they are the focus of my Mood Sewing Network project. I have fallen in love with little European swim trunks this summer but they are crazy hard to find which makes them a perfect sewing project in my book. Check out […]

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While wandering through Tuesday Morning one day, I happened upon a pack of gorgeous Anna Maria Horner Cotton Voile fat quarters and a skein of luxurious angora yarn in the perfect shade of purple to match.  Right there in that store aisle, I pictured this dress in my mind.Pattern: Pretty Pink Collar designed by …

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Making Stuff: Gunne Sax Dress Refashion

by This is Carrie on July 18, 2013

I found this homemade “Gunne Sax” dress at Decades Vintage Clothing store in Salt Lake City during my Sewing Summit trip last fall. I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for that era of Jessica McClintock design so I snatched it right up.  Turns out this dress was made for a woman who […]

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On a slightly ridiculous whim I used my first Mood Sewing Network monthly allowance to purchase a gorgeous piece of designer silk.  Before I cut into that gorgeous and expensive fabric to make my dress, I decided to do something I NEVER do.  I made a practice dress. I decided to …

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Tutorial: Kid’s Reversible Fat Quarter Apron

by This is Carrie on June 15, 2013

Not being a quilter myself, it took me a long time to figure out what a “fat quarter” was. All I knew was that I loved collecting cotton prints for small applique projects and those little pre-cut, fat quarter pieces always seemed perfect and right on budget.  With just 2 fat quarters and a package […]

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