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Trend Report: Back-to-School Styles

Trend Report: Back-to-School Styles

Classes are back in session soon, and what better way to combat the early mornings and long days of studying than to look good doing it? One of the best pick-me-ups during school (especially if I was running late!) was knowing I looked great. It’s true when …

Leather Front Vest

Leather vests can take on many forms whether it is a mess of fringe or a 50lb slab of black biker leather that practically pulls you to the ground. Compliments of BurdaStyle, here is a simple leather vest with an open back perfect for the summer, it will add the …

Duopioni vs. Shantung

Silk. We know that silk has long been regarded as one of the most luxurious of fabrics. It was once exclusive to aristocrats, First Ladies and royalty, being that it was and still is expensive and ever so tedious to produce. There are many different types of fabrics derived …

Fall/Winter Fabrics Trend Report by Mood: The New Blues

Rich, luscious shades of blue dominated the Fall/Winter 2013 runways. Royal blue, azure, cornflower, teal and other blue hues turned up in leather tops, oversized coats, demure dresses and more. Take a cue from designer Reed Krakoff and go head-to-toe blue. Mood has every shade of blue fabric in the …

Mood How-To: Stabilizing Silk With Paper

Do you avoid sewing silk simply because it slips and slides and you end up with wavy, puckered seams? Here’s an easy way to resolve that, courtesy of Michele of Mood NYC’s silk department:

1.  Purchase some parchment paper from your local grocery store, or use pattern paper. Kenneth D. King, …

Imagining the Possibilities: Silks for Spring

Here’s a chicken/egg question for you home sewers: Which do you decide on first when you’re thinking about your next project? The fabric or the design? As home sewers ourselves we find we split about 50/50 on this one. Sometimes a really great fabric will catch our eye (a daily …

Impossible: Getting Tired of Fine Fabric

When I first took this job here at Mood I wondered: Could a girl get sick of fabric? You know, like a teenager who won’t eat ice cream after working in an ice cream shop all summer long? Readers, I’m happy to report I’m still flipping out over fabric two …

Favorite Fabric Friday: Ann

Welcome to “Favorite Fabric Friday,” where we introduce you to a Mood Fabrics salesperson in our NYC store and share his or her favorite fabrics of the week. This week we’re visiting with Ann Morin of the NYC store’s silk department. Ann is one of my favorite people to go …

Halloween Contest Entry #9

This Elizabethan Gown replica is made of 2 tones of a Silk/Poly Satin and is lined with Satin and a Horsehair lining on the bodice. The trim is a simple gold rose pattern trim and on the trim, Hot fix crystals have been added. …

Halloween Contest Entry #8

Jude D. made this Raven costume using silk, fabric paint, muslin, and feathers for mask.

For more information on how to enter the Mood Fabrics 2011 Halloween Costume Contest and complete contest rules for a chance to win a $100 Gift Card …