NYFW 2015 – PART 2

Mar 18, 2015

So aside from the potential of catching a show, my agenda also consisted of visiting the infamous MOOD Designer Fabrics and new to my radar, Holland Textiles. For those of you that really know me, you know that I have been sewing forever! (literally since 4th grade, no exaggeration). I plan to dedicate an upcoming post to highlight my sewing throughout the years and talk about the origin of my skill. Although I have not totally indulged in my craft 100%, that yearning to be behind a sewing machine has NEVER gone away and I always find a way to incorporate fabric shopping or something textiles related while traveling. This trip was no different. My first attempt to visit MOOD was a bust as they were closed in observance of Fashion Week but in the 11th hour, only hours before my departure, I was able to get into both MOOD and Holland Textiles!

Holland Textiles is nestled in the heart of Brooklyn. It’s fresh and exuberant storefront stands out as you drive down Third Avenue. As I entered, I was immediately overwhelmed and intrigued by the flashes of color that popped against the crisp white walls and floor to ceiling shelving. How could I pick? How do I decide? I could spend hours in this place!!


My inspiration for these prints was a skirt I made last year. It was a big hit and many of my friends expressed their interest in wanting one of their own. So I thought I would attempt to make some revenue this time around and incorporate some stylish and vibrant colors to sell. Take a peek at the selections I made.


On to MOOD Designer Fabrics…..I searched MOOD for the ever popular 4-legged Project Runway star, Swatch, but to no avail. However the staff was very friendly and inviting, even giving me a few teasers about my “Texas accent”….go figure. You actually enter the store from an upper level floor. The upholstery store is on the first floor. So a quick elevator ride up and there I was.

I couldn’t be in NYC and shop for fabric without going to MOOD Designer Fabrics. Although I had visited the city before I had not had a opportunity to experience this fabric icon. I had to make it happen this time around. Because I had spent so much time (and money) at Holland Textiles, I wasn’t exactly sure what I would purchase. In my head I could hear the great Tim Gunn saying “Make it work”. In the end I only purchased two fabrics which I plan to use to make tops for the skirts I would make for myself.


Very successful shopping trip. Can’t wait to share my creations….stay tuned!


11 Comments. Leave new

servicii seo
April 16, 2015 2:25 am

This design is steller! You definitely know how to keep a reader amused.

Between your wit and your videos, I was almost moved to start my own blog
(well, almost…HaHa!) Fantastic job. I really enjoyed what you had to
say, and more than that, how you presented it. Too cool!


Appreciate your comment!

externalizare it
April 17, 2015 1:19 pm

Heya! I’m at work browsing your blog from my new iphone!
Just wanted to say I love reading through your blog and look forward to all your posts!
Keep up the excellent work!


Thanks so much!!


Great post however , I was wanting to know if you could
write a litte more on this topic? I’d be very grateful if you could elaborate a little bit more.
Thank you!


Hi Delbert,
I do plan to write more about my sewing and sewing projects in upcoming posts. I have been traveling since this trip and have even more gorgeous fabric I can’t wait to share. Thanks for your interest and hope you stay tuned for more!


Amazing blog! Do you have any helpful hints for aspiring writers?

I’m planning to start my own website soon but I’m a
little lost on everything. Would you propose starting with a free platform like WordPress or go for a paid option? There
are so many options out there that I’m totally confused .. Any ideas?

Appreciate it!


Hi Jill,
To be very honest with you this is TOTALLY new to me. After my first post I have a newfound respect for bloggers. It’s much more work than I anticipated but so far it has definitely been rewarding. Balancing what I already do (high school teacher and makeup artist/ hairstylist) makes it a bit difficult to find the time to dedicate to writing regularly or as often as I would like. My only suggestion would be to have the time to allot to writing or maybe make a schedule for posting. As for platforms, WordPress has been a beauty! It’s easy to navigate and format and my website is integrated as well. I’ve been lucky to work with some amazing programmers through ELANCE that have helped when I’m technically deficient. So far, so good….we’ll see where this goes! Thanks so much for your comment and interest. Hope you subscribed and continue to follow! Good Luck!!


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