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Favorite Fabric Friday: Todd

Welcome to the second edition of "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. Meet Todd Kelly: He has worked for Mood for nine years, and you've probably been helped by him when you're in our wool department on the fourth floor. Todd knows his stuff! Here are his picks for spring and summer fabrics from his floor to sew right now:

Above: Here's Todd with some jerseys that would make pretty maxi dresses. From left, a super-soft rayon striped jersey in orange and pink, two rayon jersey prints, and a poly/spandex jersey  that can also be used for swimwear. And they're all only $14 a yard!

Above: You can't go wrong with cool linen on a warm day. Todd has lots of linen in all colors, perfect for indulging your colorblocking whims. And these too are only $14 a yard! From left, coral linen in a medium weight, 56" wide, nice for dresses and tops; a yellow linen in a heavier weight with a crisp hand and drape, perfect for a spring jacket or skirt, 56" wide; and a heavier-weight linen in royal blue with a soft hand and drape, 56" wide.

Can't make it to our NYC or LA stores? Here are some picks for linens and jerseys from Mood Fabrics online:
Medium-weight soft aqua linen, $10/yd.
Lightweight pale pink linen with a crisp hand, $10/yd.
Magenta tie-dye cotton jersey, $10/yd
Purple and aqua rayon jersey, $14/yd.
Get to know Todd:
  • He went to FIT and has tons of retail experience.
  • His favorite part of working at Mood is helping people work on their personal projects. "I like to show people beautiful fabrics and help them realize their visions," he says.
  • He says working at Mood is a very "interactive job." "I spend all day answering questions and talking about fabric," explains Todd. "My customers like to work with someone who is as passionate about fabric as they are."
  • He doesn't sew himself but he does like to have pants and sometimes shirts custom-made for him, from fabric he gets at Mood, of course.
Hope you enjoyed getting to know Todd. Tell him you read about him here the next time you're in the store. Stop by again next week for another Favorite Fabric Friday and enjoy your sewing this weekend!
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