Favorite Fabric Fridays

  • Favorite Fabric Friday

    Welcome to the first installment of a new weekly feature: Favorite Fabric Friday. Each week we'll bring you a Mood Fabrics salesperson and his or her favorite fabrics of the week. Jeremy in the NYC store agreed to be our first Favorite Fabric Friday person, and she's an excellent choice because she loooooves fabric. One of her fortes is combining patterns and textures.

    Above, Jeremy's picks: (l to r) 100% china silk in a soft animal print, 54" wide, $25/yd; silk crepe de chine print in peach and taupe, 45" wide, $14/yd; blend of rayon, cotton and lurex in a pretty light gray with a subtle sheen, 60" wide, $30/yd.  Jeremy envisions sewing a fit-and-flare dress from the animal print, using the peach and taupe print as an accent. She'd sew a coordinating blazer from the light gray solid and line it with peach and taupe print.

    More picks from Jeremy: (l to r) Marc Jacobs matelassé--poly/lycra/lurex in light gold and indigo, 48" wide,$50/yd.; silk and cotton tussah for an upscale denim look, 56" wide, $35/yd.; Marc Jacobs cadet blue silk and lurex, 56" wide, $40/yd. Jeremy says she'd whip up the matelassé into a form-fitting dress, make a vest or jacket from the tussah, and sew a sleeveless overlay vest/tunic from the blue silk and lurex fabric to possibly wear over the matelassé dress.

    Can't make it to our NYC or LA stores? Visit moodfabrics.com for more fabrics like these, including this pretty crepe de chine, a Marc Jacobs gunmetal gold poly/lurex blend, and this sheer cotton blend in a geometric pattern.

    Get to know Jeremy:

    • She has a degree in fashion design from the International Academy of Design & Technology in Tampa.
    • She tries to sew as much as she can in her spare time. Has two Juki industrial sewing machines and a dress form.
    • She likes fashion with simple, clean lines. Interned for designer Yigal Azrouël and Norwegian designer Elise Overland.
    • She loves to help customers realize and interpret their design visions. "Every day I get a chance to be creative at Mood," she says.
    • Recent celebrity customer: Sarah Jessica Parker. Jeremy says spending two-and-a-half hours with her picking out fabric was an "absolute dream."