Did you know that many of Mood’s most beautiful fabrics in LA aren’t listed on their website? I couldn’t find much online, so I decided to take a little trip there to check out the lace selection for a friend last weekend when I was in town. And I thought some of you readers might be interested too!
Below are some of my favorites. I can guarantee they are special pieces you won’t find in your ordinary fabric store.
Exquisitely beaded Alencon lace trim. This type of fringing is a sign of quality lace. I’m not sure where the lace was from, as I didn’t notice a country of origin on the tags of any of these laces. But I’d say it’s French. 12 inches wide, $80 per yard.
Three dimensional embroidered flowers appliqued to a background of netting. So amazing. 60″ wide. $60 per yard.Simple lightweight lace. 45″wide $50 per yard.This ruffled feathery lace would make a gorgeous skirt for a gown. 60′ wide and $60 per yard.Pearl encrusted Alencon lace similar to the more narrow version, but 30 ” wide and $125 per yard.Pearl embellished silk duppioni 60″wide, $25 per yard. I could see a showstopper of a dress made from this and it’s a great deal.White tulle netting with ruched silk designs. 60″wide. $60 per yard.
Now on to the colored pieces which were my favorite. Personally, I’d love to make a pink bridal gown for someone.Pink and ivory pearl embellished ivory lace. Oh. My. Word. 45’wide and $150 per yard.Blue beaded lace. 45″wide and $125 per yard.Black beaded silk chiffon. 60″wide and $150 per yard. I am in AWE of this one.Silver beaded lace motifs on an ivory lace background. 60″ wide and $200 per yard.A detail of the silver beading.Off white lace on netting with pink chiffon flowers and gold sequins and ivory beads. 60’wide and $125 per yard.Soft pink beading and green velvet leaves on a background of transparent silk organza or chiffon. This was really so exquisite and the photo doesn’t even come close to how amazing it really is. 60″wide and $250 per yard.
So it really is worth a special trip to go to mood to find the perfect fabric for your wedding dress. I know there are some amazing stores in New York and I’d love for you to recommend a few so I can pop in next time I’m there! Hope you enjoyed my tour!