Mood Fabrics recently contacted me with the opportunity to craft a project for their guest blogger program and I can’t wait to share what I’ve made! Though my original plan for the fabric is the polar opposite of what I ended up with, I’m super happy with it. I don’t know if it’s the recent snow storm we got in NY or the fact that cold/flu season seems to have found its way into my household in lieu of Spring, but something was working against me when starting my projects. I’ve always associated Mood Fabrics with fashion forward, designer apparel and I really wanted to create an impressive outfit worthy of that description. Well sometimes, as they say, you don’t get what you want but you get what you need.
I’m not going to tell you what my projects are quite yet, but I will tell you what they’re not. They’re not a Morris Blazer and a Vogue tunic by Rebecca Taylor. The Morris Blazer was not meant to be because the knit fabric I picked ended up too drapey and stretchy for that particular pattern, and the tunic was not meant to be because I had the brilliant idea to sew a pattern for the first time (for a review project no less) and not make a muslin first to test the fit. …and by “brilliant” I mean terrible. That was a terrible idea! So the nearly finished tunic got disassembled and re-crafted into something else, and the knit fabric found a pattern much more suited for its awesome drape and stretch.
Nothing in my wardrobe would be described as designer, couture, or high fashion, so I don’t know why I thought it was a good idea to go that route. What I’ve been repeating like a broken record for months now is “I need more basics. I need more basics. I need more basics” and I do. In the end I got what I needed.
So stay tuned because I can’t wait to show you two things that I’m super proud of: garments made of beautiful, quality fabric that I’ll wear constantly. In the end I’m impressed with my efforts and that’s all that really matters. I guess by the simplest interpretation of the definition, these garments are designer and couture because I created them specifically for me with extra attention to detail, and they’re one of a kind …okay maybe “Home Couture” isn’t really a thing but I’m going with it! 😉
Now on to the giveaway!
— GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED —
If you’d like a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to MoodFabrics.com (who wouldn’t?!) here’s the scoop: 1.) For one chance to win, leave a comment below and tell me what you’d make with the fabric if you won!
Make sure to comment using your first name and a valid email address that I can reach you at if you’re the lucky winner. That’s three chances to win a $50 dollar shopping spree at Mood Fabrics online! I will randomly select one comment and announce the lucky winner here on Monday, April 18th. Good Luck!
*Giveaway closes Sunday the 17th at Midnight EST
— CONGRATS TO THE WINNER: LORAN WATKINS!! —