I can’t tell you how excited I was to work with Mood Fabrics as part of our contribution to the Mood Sewing Network!
When I was choosing my fabrics and projects, I knew I wanted to focus on fabrics that could incorporate seamlessly into my summer wardrobe. I’m happy to report that each of these makes got lots of wear over the summer!
Fabric 1 – Bamboo Jersey
For this Sew House 7 Underwood Tank dress, I chose a fantastic bamboo spandex jersey from Mood Fabrics. I had never worked with Mood’s bamboo jersey before, and let me tell you, I am SOLD. This was definitely among the nicest bamboo jersey I’ve worked with, and while $15.99 USD per yard may seem steep to some, I can assure you that it is very affordable for high quality bamboo spandex jersey. This fabric is amazing, and the price usually reflects that. I will definitely purchase this fabric again, hopefully in many colorways!
The fabric was a dream to work with too. One of the reasons I love bamboo spandex jersey for knit garments like t-shirts and dresses is that it has a little more heft than a cotton jersey or even cotton spandex jersey, and is MUCH less likely to curl in at the edges. That makes it a lot easier to sew bands and bindings like on this dress, and it makes the hem lay really nicely.
I don’t use a coverstitch machine, so this dress is hemmed with just a basic straight stitch. If I needed a stretchy hem, I like to use a decorative stitch, and the weight of bamboo spandex jersey makes that pretty straightforward too.
In summary, this fabric gets an enthusiastic two thumbs up from me!
Fabric 2 – Tencel Twill
Unfortunately this color is sold out at the moment, but don’t worry, Mood carries over a dozen colors in this fabric!
If you haven’t used tencel twill before, you are in for quite a treat! This fabric is perfect for a pattern like the Misty Cami, which needs drape to flow nicely over the bust and waist, but also benefits from a little structure for the V neckline and straps. Tencel twill offers both in one convenient package!
And I know I’m always going on about the price of the fabric, but again this is so affordable! It can be hard to find really good quality fabrics at a reasonable price, but I was really impressed with some of Mood’s selection.
I would definitely recommend this tencel twill – it has a good heft and great hand. It’s drapey but opaque. And at $13.99 USD per yard, it’s really a hard value to beat.
I could not be happier with my Mood Fabrics makes! They have already gotten lots of wear, and that will continue as I work from home for many months to come 🙂