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Mood’s Spring 2014 Fashion Fabric Trends Report

Fabric shopping is a year-round sport. Just because summer is over doesn’t mean Mood is going to put the swimwear fabrics away, right? So even though your spring and summer 2014 sewing is still months away, you can still shop for next season’s fabrics and just relegate them to your stash, temporarily. With that in mind, Mood Fabrics brings you here the four straight-from-the-runway fabric trends you’ll want to keep in mind as you shop for fabric at and at Mood NYC and Mood LA:



Designers like Tommy Hilfiger and Rebecca Minkoff used neoprene, jersey and other sporty performance fabrics to make bomber jackets paired with sleek dresses and skirts. Keep your eye out for knits with minimal stretch, like ponte, to sew jackets that look game-worthy but can still go out to dinner in the evening.



We fell in love with the refined prints we saw at Michael Kors‘ and Oscar de la Renta‘s shows, and Bibhu Mohapatra‘s dreamy florals were just this side of heaven. When you find prints that work well together, as in the Oscar dress above, grab them. Look to prints in any kind of silk composition.



Inject a little metallic sheen into your spring wardrobe. Tory Burch gave a girlish suit a sophisticated appeal when she made it out of a metallic brocade. Gold lamé looks fresh and fluid in Altuzarra‘s wrap top. Metallic threads and fiber treatments can be found in brocades, chiffons, georgettes, silks, and in many unexpected combinations.



Day-glo colors popped up at Fashion Week and demanded attention be paid, but in an approachable way. J. Crew‘s orange shift  has a easy, wearable feel it, enhanced by the heavy dose of orange, while Prabal Gurung‘s bright green top and skirt ensemble feels fresh and new. Look for solid-color fabrics in yellow, pink, orange, green, blue and purple.

To recap, be on the lookout for fabrics that are sporty, have a pretty print or metallic sheen, or are in bright colors. Your motto: Stash now, sew later!

9 Responses to “ Mood’s Spring 2014 Fashion Fabric Trends Report ”

  1. Lola Stockmaster

    where do you get other patterns?? At my local fabric store they only carry McCall’s, Simplicity, Butterrick and Vogue patterns. I would love to try something new. Thanks for any help you can give

    1251 days ago   |   Reply
    • Meg at Mood

      I search online for many of my patterns. Etsy is a great source of new, used and vintage patterns. There are many independent pattern makers out there too. Maybe follow a sewing community like PatternReview to discover new pattern companies besides the ones the chain stores carry?

      1250 days ago   |   Reply
      • Lola

        Thanks I will keep an eye out

        1248 days ago   |   Reply
  2. Ginger

    Ooh, that orange shift is amazing! I’ll be on the lookout for brights!

    1251 days ago   |   Reply
  3. Lori

    Oh, my such wonderful inspiration. I love the Oscar de la Renta dress (the mix of prints -wow) and the bomber jacket. My list just grows and grows!

    1252 days ago   |   Reply
  4. J

    Don’t you worry, my motto has always been “Stash now”! Thanks for all these great posts. Before, I was overwhelmed whenever I step into mood, but now, with the website, I identify approximately what I want, and then thoroughly check that area (and find a whole lot of other ones I like along the way). My stash got a whole lot bigger. (This suggestion is probably going to cause you a headache, but is there any way to easily find a certain web-posted fabric in the store?)

    1252 days ago   |   Reply
    • Meg at Mood

      To answer your question, yes. Just send an email to with an image of the fabric you’re inquiring about. We can check and see if it’s in the store as well.

      1252 days ago   |   Reply
  5. Jennifer

    I love the bomber jacket – on the hunt for the perfect pattern for it. It’s wearable all year long ………

    1252 days ago   |   Reply
    • Meg at Mood

      I found a Burda pattern that works well: Burda 7210. Try that.

      1252 days ago   |   Reply

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