Mood Sewing Network and Next Dress Ideas

Guys, I’m thrilled to be just about the last to announce that I’ve joined the Mood Sewing Network. I’m in some amazing company of talented hobby sewists including:

I was familiar with some of these women prior to joining the network and am now honored to be part of the same crew. And, in true collaboration, I waited until after they posted and stole some of thier style / posting ideas. Heh. Including the photo below… thanks Sew Well!


So, what does this mean? It means that Mood provides me monthly with a small allowance to sew a garment from their fabric and blog it. I will always disclose when I am using material provided to me from Mood. I will likely be too lazy to bother disclosing if it’s something I paid for out of pocket.


If you see my current post there, it’s a copy of my same post here (with nicer photos from when I originally posted). In the future, I’ll write somewhat different posts. What I love about this opportunity is they said be up front about your fabric experience and the Mood experience. If a garment doesn’t work, feel free to post that too. I see this as an opportunity to be more adventerous with my fabric choices, evidenced by the poly jaquard I sewed my officiant dress in.

What’s next? Well, I want to make some Purple Friday clothes for work. The Baltimore Raves are religion here and every Friday during football season we were purple. Well, everyone but me. So, I’m mulling over my Purple Friday dress. I’m not a football fan per se. But, I am a huge supporter of my hometown sports teams for what they mean for the psyche and the economy. Hopefully, decision made this weekend!


  1. They chose well in picking you! I recognized most of the bloggers but your name stood out to me, I’ve been reading this blog faithfully for several years. Looking forward to your mood posts!

  2. You mean you just can’t wear your purple Officiant’s dress with those TDF shoes every Friday? I don’t see a problem here! LMAO! Good luck with that purple thing and here’s betting that my NJ Blue men tromp your MD purple men every time…I got a little home town pride too! *LOL*

  3. Haha, I’m glad I’m not the only that makes garments in colors just to support the football team (although my colors aren’t purple…)! 🙂

  4. See, yet anoother reason I need to come and live over there. Your officiant dress is lovely! If I were closer I’d lend you my new purple shorts to wear.

  5. Congratulations! What an exciting way to sew. I know I’d be more adventurous if I had an allowance for material. I can’t wait to see what you ladies come up with!

  6. Congratulations on the “Mood Challenge”! So nice that people in the outside world also recognize your greatness. I think you should explore the world of applique, with a giant Raven logo that wraps across your back and shoulders onto the front yokes of a blouse or jacket. Or a whole-head mask — Michael Grater’s Paper Mask Making is a classic source. Black feathers on a purple ground? A jolly stuffed raven that you can perch on your shoulder, pirate-style, every Friday?

  7. Congrats on being a Mood blogger, it looks like a great group of bloggers! Maybe you can wear your purple dress one of these Fridays, and be the best dressed fan ever!

  8. Congrats on your association with Mood. You’re an inspiration — both in your great style and in your willingness to try lots of new things (from bras to weatherproof outerwear — WOW). I look forward to your future posts.

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