As I mentioned at the end of my last blog post, I went to MOOD for the first time last weekend! I was in NYC visiting my Maid of Honor and dealing with bridesmaids dresses. After much thought, I decided not to make them and I’m still not sure whether this is something I’m going to eventually regret or not. I am, however, sewing bridesmaids robes for the morning of hair/makeup and plan to add DIY touches around the wedding. I’m trying to make sure I don’t overcommit myself so that I don’t become too stressed as the wedding approaches – which I’m pretty sure is going to happen regardless of whether I do any sewing/crafts or not!
I ended up going to Mood after Brunch with two of my girlfriends who live in NYC and had never been there, probably since they don’t sew haha. Bringing them was both a good and bad thing. Good because I didn’t to bore them to death and thus stayed relatively focused and wasn’t able to touch and consider every single fabric. Bad because I didn’t get to touch every single fabric!
My goals were 2-fold. Buy some white lace, underlining and lining to make a rehearsal dinner dress and buy floral cotton for bridesmaids robes. You guys – I did SO WELL. I stayed on task and got what I needed!
Here’s the Alice + Olivia lace I ended up getting. I really love the gray edging and makes it less white and formal IMO (Sorry for the orange mood tag underneath). I also bought some Marc Jacobs cream silk twill to underline it and light gray rayon lining. Sometimes I think I’m too motivated to buy fabric online based on who the famous designer is – but in stores it’s always a nice surprise when the fabric you choose is designer!
For bridesmaids robes, I got three woven floral cottons. I actually like all three a lot! The red one is now available online, the colors are vibrant and beautiful.
Finally, I can’t go to Mood without one impulse buy :) A blue, black and white silk crepe de chine.
The only question I have regarding Mood is why the employees are SO eager to cut your fabric. Around every turn we encountered another employee who was quick to grab whatever I had in my hand and run to their cutting station. Do they get commission for cutting fabrics?? The store was busy so maybe they were trying to quicken the flow of customers? It wasn’t terribly annoying – just odd and unexpected.