Every student knows the last minute scramble and panic that starts to set in as finals week approaches — particularly fashion students. There are simply too many things to worry about; finding inspiration, finishing your designs under scary short deadlines, and of course, hunting down the perfect fabrics to make a chic and cohesive mini-collection.
To cut down the time you may be wasting in the store, we’ve put together a few fabrics could work well together this spring. To make things even better, they can all be ordered online, so you check something off your To-Do list without even leaving your study space!
This lightweight suiting would be perfect for spring, and it’s faille-like stiffness makes it great for structured garments. Create some pleated sleeves or an interesting lapel!
Silk charmeuse can make a great alternative for a lining, or use it more conventionally as a flowing blouse or skirt.
The heavier weight and four-way stretch of this fabric makes it ideal for cropped pants or cute summer shorts. Because of it’s opaqueness, it could even be an unlined blazer.
Every garment needs it’s details. Bring your collection to the next level with a sleek button, like this one made from glossy black glass.
This suiting calls for upscale designs. It’s smooth hand and extravagant luster would work well for a tailored jacket or a draped skirt.
Egyptian cotton is one of the finest shirting materials you will find, and now the ones from our store are available online! With this optic white colorway, you can make the perfect minimalist sportswear.
With this print you can be on trend year round, whether you choose to use it as a lining or main garment fabric.
A triple layered piping like this would be a great finishing touch for your next collection. Add it to the seams of a simple dress or down the sides of a tuxedo pant to make them truly pop!
If you like the simplicity of the last board, but think it needs a little pop of color, try using the Black Luminous Cotton/Rayon Twill Suiting and Optic White Giza Egyptian Cotton with an alternative Crepe de Chine:
This fabric could work fabulously as a surprise blazer lining, or a billowing maxi dress.
Steer away from the typical black suiting with this lightweight designer gray. It’s subtle sheen would lend itself well to sleek designs.
These linings, made especially for Mood, come in 96 colors! Use a bright buttercup hue to bring your designs a spring feel.
Want to go vintage? These new cotton prints from Mood have a distinct Andy Warhol feel, with their pop art designs. This fabric’s crisp drape make it great for button-down shirts and playful shorts.
With such a loud print for the shirting, it’s a good idea to go simple with the button. This small plastic option looks great against the tennis print, and matches perfectly with the gray of the suiting!
Lycra gives this ivory suiting a light weight and nice four-way stretch, making it amazing for sophisticated jackets, dresses, or pants!
With this print, you can create a bold look with a full midi-skirt or keep things simple by using it as a colorful suit lining. The possibilities with this one seem endless!
Match the light blue undertones of the cotton print with a beautiful, powder blue shirting. Because of it’s unique twill construction, you have two options while sewing with it – a lighter side, and a darker side.
Horsehair is a must for any and all flared pieces. Add it to the hem of a skirt and you easily maximize it’s body, or insert it into a lapel for perfect crispness!
So, what do you think? How would you use these fabrics in your upcoming collections?