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Mood DIY: No-Sew Wool Vest

 

With New York weather being New York weather, it’s always a good idea to have a versatile wardrobe. In April, it could be freezing when you leave for work in the morning, and 75 degrees by the time you break for lunch. The best things to fill your closet with …

Houndstooth

Houndstooth is one of those classic patterns that will never go out of style.  Many many many years ago one of my favorite pieces of clothing was a houndstooth rain coat I think I wore everyday of the fourth grade.  I won’t even discuss why I was the only …

Fabric of the Future: Tech Fabrics

Generally when wearing a fabric, we think of covering the body and protecting it from the environment, or as a form of personal expression and style. But the future of clothing is about to change in a big way as smart textiles are paving their way through. The textile industry is …

Mood DIY: Simple Hiking Pack

With great weather finally showing its face, I thought it time to begin prepping for the new hiking season. And what better way to do that, than to make a cute and functional new bag?
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Mood DIY: 2 Seam Circle Shirt

With a new season comes a need for a whole new wardrobe. However, if you’re looking to save some money, DIY is definitely the way to go. Can’t sew? Not a problem! This shirt takes 10 minutes, and only has two straight seams!

You’ll need a yard and a half …

Mood Fabric’s Fall 2016 New York Fashion Week Trend Report

The NY designers’ creativity with fabrics and designs came out in full force at Fall 2016 NY Fashion Week.  Wish you were there to see the most luxurious and sumptuous fabrics up close?  Read on.  This blog has got a recap that will give you a window into the coolest …

Color Block Suede and Wool Maxi

In a perfect world I can wear a maxi dress or skirt at least once a week.  But living in an area that unfortunately has a winter season, it’s not possible unless it’s a “cold weather” maxi.  This means a wool maxi with suede, yep!

This wool is …

Trending for Fall/Winter 2016 – The Chic Shearling


The Chic Shearling 
Always looking for the latest trends and thoroughly studying every and any fashionable event,  we found that what is currently heavily trending on the runways from the Fall/Winter 2016 collections are shearlings whether it’d be cropped, midi, long, or even oddly shaped, unfamiliar silhouettes. Brands like Acne Studios, …

International Fabrics – Ever Wonder Where the Best of Each Textile Originates?

Ever wonder where in the world some of the best choice denim, knits, and jersey fabrics come from?  Thinking about a light silk or linen for the spring or summer and wonder where to get the best quality?  We have it all here at Mood Fabrics.  …

What are the Best and Worse Fabrics to Use When Making a Patchwork Quilt Project?

Being a textile designer, and having specialized in the development of quilting fabric collections, I have been asked often “What is the best and worse fabrics to use when making a patchwork quilt project”.  I have list them below, but first let me just say that quality and construction is paramount …