About Us

Welcome to Melissa Moody’s Blog!

After 20 years of hard work and holding onto my dreams, I was able to launch my own fashion design studio, FAFA. We are starting small, our vision is grand, including earth-friendly, upcycled and organic garments, made-in-usa fabrics and exotic picks like surprisingly soft bamboo.

Form And Fashion America (FAFA), designs and handcrafts each style in Michigan, one garment at a time. We are now featuring domestically source denim in some of our hats and purses.

We also upcycle garments that may otherwise get discarded, turning them into fabulous bags, skirts and even jackets.

These garments radiate history like an antique, yet are newly designed and sown to last for years of down-to-earth high-style.

When a garment is handmade, the creation takes on a spirit of its own. That creative energy then lives on in whoever wears it.

Thank you for visiting my blog, and I hope you will also check out our online store.


Classic Meet Modern

When modern meets classic, classic might have to turn her head. The modern girl is brave, strong, and believes. This hat constructed from my Newsboy pattern with a grey and…

Recycled Denim Newsboy Hat For Girls

Reducing things down to their essence could be what this combination reflects. Take recycled denim and the classic newsboy form and combine.  A mark of a true classic shows you…

Recycled Upcycled Denim Jean Hat for Boys

Part of Americana, denim is woven into our modern American culture in such a way that is different from other fabrics.  We’ve found  a way to see denim as functional……

Turn Jeans into the Ultimate Bag

This is by far my hottest item right now. There are 2 ways to get your own: 1. Make one using the complete sewing pattern and instructions that I mail…

Animal Print Moody Bag

My Hobo Bag is great in this zebra print. If you generally wear neutrals, it is a nice balance to add that dash of primal pattern. I like the zebra…

M2 Hats, a Guest Post

I look in the mirror one last time before heading out the door, and oh!  I can see something is missing.  My hair is doing the wild thing that it…

In the Beginning: Fashion Design as Art

I’ve always approached fashion design as an art, so it was no accident that the Krasl Art Gallery in St. Joe Michigan became the first venue to showcase my new…

M∞dy Hats

∞ Re-imagine the classic newsboy cap  freestyled by an indie designer into a modern hat for women. Shape is rounded to be fitted, a more contemporary design, and uses post-consumer…

M∞dy Bags

“Zebra” M∞dy Bag “Upcycled Denim” M2 Moody Bag     “Black Velvet” M2 Moody Bag   M2 purses are designed for the fashion-conscious to be both fun and functional. Two…

Knit Alley Hats

“Inspiration for Alley Hats comes from discovering second-hand fabrics and the need for soft and flexible fabrics that can be very warm for Michigan winters and eco friendly.” said designer…

M2 Engineer Hats

“The engineer hat puts you in charge,” says designer Missy Moody. “It’s a re-imagination of the classic train engineers hat but made urban and chic for a lady.” The strong…

M2 Trailblazers

“A jacket’s styling may become dated but its fabric is classic and looks post-post-modern in a hat,” said Moody. “This is the artists’ hat, for the uber chic, an original…

M∞dy T-Shirts

By innovating with some vintage intricate crochet lace, I transfuse the shapes and patterns of the lace onto a soft and stretchable jersey rayon/cotton.” Then when I’m sewing it, I…