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Imagining the Possibilities: Cottons for Spring

Longing for a bit more color in your life? Look no further than our cotton department. On the darkest, grayest day, you'll find vibrant florals, elegant classical prints, bold paisleys and everything in between. We're still batting around our chicken-and-egg question: What comes first, the fabric or the design? When it comes to cotton, we'll have it any which way!

This time of year, we whip our wardrobes into shape for spring, so we've asked the cotton department for a peek into what's hot at our New York store. The selection does not disappoint!

Cotton Hot Swatches

Going from left to right, we've got everything from a bold, graphic floral to a subtle block-printed design and draw inspiration from Prabal Gurung, Christian Dior, Anthropologie and pattern companies.

Prabal Gurung Spring 2013 Prabal Gurung Spring 2013
Swatch #1: Our first swatch has a border and a block-printed look. Lightweight and airy, it would make a lovely springtime skirt. For border placement inspiration, you can't get any better than this Prabal Gurung pencil skirt. Care to beat the cold? This Nicole Miller wool ikat border print is wonderful and would make a great dress to pair with tights. You could also lighten things up with this wispy cotton voile from our online store.
Anthropologie Entomologist Blouse Anthropologie Entomologist Blouse

Swatch #2: The second swatch is a darling floral featuring a soft robin's egg blue. We're inspired by the floaty, vintage vibe of Anthropologie's Entomologist Blouse and think our sepia-toned swatch would make an excellent light top. This Marc Jacobs printed eyelet and this rose-printed cotton are sweet alternatives.

Christian Dior Resort 2013 Christian Dior Resort 2013

Swatch #3: Striking and graphic, the yellow rose print in the middle would be a chic statement dress. Christian Dior takes a similarly bold floral and tones it down with solid orange. We think a touch of yellow cotton peeking out from underneath the yellow-and-black floral would be captivating. If you love this yellow floral, we think you'll enjoy this pink, pixelated rose print. Looking for linen? We have a rose-printed number that's sure to please.

Cotton 4- Victory Patterns Anouk Victory Patterns Anouk

Swatch #4: We love the retro feel and warm color palette of this lightweight cotton print. The classical pattern reminds us just a touch of paisley. A three-season tunic or lovely dress is in this fabric's future. Victory Patterns' Anouk tunic would the perfect complement. If you'd prefer silk, we have a rich silk paisley that is positively breathtaking. Keep the light autumnal vibe going with this medium-weight cotton poplin.

Burda Dress BurdaStyle 5-2011-122A

Swatch #5: The fifth swatch has a certain va-va-voom to it with its large floral and vibrant color scheme. Resort or weekend, this fabric can handle it all. We see this as BurdaStyle's 5-2011-122A, which is similar to the pattern from Gertie's Bombshell Dress course on Craftsy. We have a floral cotton sateen that is this print's more subtle counterpart.

See anything you like? Send us an email at info2@moodfabrics.com and we'll be sure to help.

What would you do with these fabrics? Separates? Work wear? Weekend? We'd love to hear from you!

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