Monday, February 11, 2013

My Trip to Mood

Last week I was in NYC for a fabric show. I had a little bit of time before the show started to check out Mood Fabrics! I was in once, but was doing business at the time so I did not get a chance to really look around. Made famous by Project Runway, Mood Fabrics is found on the 3rd floor of 225 West 37th Street, between 7th & 8th Ave. It definitely met my expectations and although I did not go in looking for something specific, I found a few items I could not live without!

As you may know, I work for Fabric Mart, therefore I have access to LOTS of incredible fabrics. So when I'm fabric shopping somewhere else, I have to absolutely LOVE the fabric I see and be willing to spend real money for it. I first looked in the silk print section.

I found a beauitful silk crepe (almost like a 4-ply) from Peter Som or Derek Lam (I can't remember which one was written on the tag!) This fabric was $16 and I bought 2 yards for a total of $32.

This zig-zag print is from Tucker. This charmeuse print has a more matte backing that I think I'm going to use as the face. The charmeuse side does not have as much of a defined print, which you can see in the close-up picture. This piece was $16 and I bought 2 1/2 yards for a total of $40. 

After digging throught silk section I walked over to the knit section and found a really nice selection of silk knits. I snatched up this fun abstract geometric print. No designer attached to this one, but it is 60" wide which is great because I can get a tank or short-sleeve blouse out of it. The start of the cut had a lot of samples taken from it, so I ended up getting more like 1 1/3 yards, which will be plenty for sleeves or accents. I paid $25 ($25 per yard) for this piece.

Overall, I spent $97 on these fabrics, but feel like it was well worth it. These fabrics are definitely on the top of my list of things to make sooner rather than later. Any suggestions on what to make with them?


  1. So glad you stopped by! It's nice to get an endorsement from someone who knows and appreciates fine fabrics. Thank you!

  2. Thanks! It was a fun day drooling over so many different fabrics!