When we launch new sewing patterns we often hear from many of you asking about the fabrics I selected for the styles. And on many occasions those fabrics came from Mood Fabrics here in New York. Mood has a very shop-able website with wide selection of fabrics and a really fun Mood Board feature, which is a great design tool.
As you’re browsing, you can pin your fabric selections to a board so you can audition those fabrics together or just collect your favorites to help you make final selections. You can also use the feature to create a virtual mood board similar to what I do when I’m designing a new collection: upload images of your inspiration, add a color palette, and then pin your fabric choices to the board.
But the best part of the mood boards is that you can shop from them once you’ve made final selections. And you can order swatches from the boards before placing your order. It’s a pretty nifty set-up, and since I’ve been suggesting fabrics for your Liesl + Co. pattern sewing, I’ve created a mood board for each pattern.
Ready? To see more information click on the image to go to the Mood site, then click on the “Show Product Info” box at the upper left-hand corner of each board. The swatches themselves will link to each of the fabrics so you can see details like content and pricing.
Woodland Stroll Cape: beautiful wools and cashmere coatings!
Weekend Getaway Blouse and Dress: drapey silk, rayon, and linen
Late Lunch Tunic: mens’ shirting and linen
Everyday Skirt: wool suiting and cotton sateen
In conjunction with these boards, Mood has generously offered all our readers a discount on orders placed in the next three weeks! Enter code OLIVERS between now and November 22 to get a 10% discount on your order. (Here’s the fine print: offer expires 11/22/13 at 11:59 PM ET and excludes shipping, dress forms, and items starting with PV.)