Thursday, December 6, 2012

Wedding Dress Fabric Swatches from Mood

First off, I am going to go to Fishman's on Saturday morning to look at wedding dress and bridesmaid fabric.  Would anyone like to go too or meet up there? Email me at mollysewsblog@gmail(dot)com if you'd be interested!! I would happily drop my Saturday shift at the restaurant!

I am trying to do wedding stuff while still working 7 days a week. I did make some progress and sat down for an hour and looked through Mood's website to order swatches. I got them today and was super excited to rip open the envelope!

These were just random ones I liked (well, if I'm already paying for shipping...)
 Meh. meh and OH YEAH! 

I have been dreaming of a cheetah lace ever since I cut this picture (below) out of a magazine years ago. I think it was a Kors dress? Love, love love! So I'll buy some of that regardless...I went through a phase where I had subscriptions to like 20 magazines and would religiously cut out pictures and paste them into a Moleskine notebook.
On to my samples, friends! (I accidentally wrote fiends...)

These are the maybe-wedding-dress possibilities from looking online. This should really be a lesson in "why you buy swatches before purchasing online fabrics." 

 From top down, left to right:
1. Lace embroidered with stuffs, poly
2. Cotton/nylon floral lace
3. Silk tiny dots
4. Poly lace, with fancy edges
5. Striped lace
6. Off-white floral lace, cotton
7. Crinkle flower silk
8. Dotted netting

Pause and judge...

Now these are one I would actually maybe consider:
 I am really liking the cotton/nylon one with the big flowers. (Middle top)

Feel free and share your opinions! (Good or bad)


  1. I like the four you separated out, the big flowers is pretty, it's so hard to tell without handling them and seeing them in person but I think that's the best one! I love the cheetah print and dress!

  2. I like the first one, or the third (second best), I think being petite you may find the big flowers overwhelme you but, thats just my opinion. Love the cheeta print.

  3. I like the first one and the last long piece best but I do like the 4 you chose. I also think tho that the big flowers with be too dominant and you are so tiny.

  4. I wish I didn't have plans Saturday! I've been meaning to check out Fishman's and it would be great to meet you.

    My favorite is the top left, followed by your favorite. The cheetah lace is cool! Why does the sparkly one in the middle get a "meh"? It looks cool!

    1. It is pretty, but I am trying to stop making things out of skin-tone fabric that always ends up looking awful on me.

  5. I love the dotted one! It would look amazing in tea length, big poofy underskirt and a pop of color with a shoe. Not very traditional but it would be a show stopper. Then i would coordinate that shoe color into the flowers. I too agree that a large pattern may overwhelm a small frame. If I had to do it over again I would have gone with a white (or most likely a colored ) vintage 50s prom style dress. Wouldn't it be most excellent if that cheetah lace came in white! I would just die for a white cheetah lace wedding dress. It would be so unexpected. Good luck either way!

    1. Yeah it would be an easy choice if the cheetah came in white. It would be so subtle and awesome!

  6. If I had to choose, I like the first and second ones :)

  7. I like the one you've mentioned the best too.

  8. Hi Molly,

    I am also trying to make a wedding dress just now. Where did you get the top left lace sample? I really like it!


Thanks for your thoughts and feedback!