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Hey Everyone!

On Tuesday, we had our first offline event in our “How To Series” on “How to Pick the Right Fabric”. The party took place at Mood Fabrics, located in the heart of New York City’s garment district. Mood fabrics is known for providing many of America’s top designers and some of the hottest celebrities and television shows with designer fabrics. Project Runway anyone? How could we not host our event here?

With cupcakes, grapes, cheese, and not to mention yards and yards of beautiful material, we gathered a variety of people to learn how to pick out the right fabric. Benedikta and Nora welcomed together about 20 people to explore the world of BurdaStyle and Mood Fabrics. Eric Sauma, the owner, lead the group throughout the store describing all of the different types of fabrics available.
The night ended with a free yard of fabric for all who attended. Both BurdaStyle members Kasia and Somwan (JJ) got to see their creations modeled by the BurdaStyle team.

We had a wide range of people attending from Design21‘s Marissa Feiberg, Mark Wieczorek, and Tara Hohenberg, to Michelle Kempner from <a href=“http://www.craftzine.com/&gt;Craftzine, (who wrote <a href:”http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2008/07/burdastyle_launches_how_to_ser.html&quot;&gt;this articel,
Carrol Chang from GOOD Magazine, Stephanie Redlener from The Talent Business, and even Cate Corcoran from Women’s Wear Daily. The live “How To Series” will be seen on Etsy virtual lab with special help from Danielle Malveal and Christine Domanica. Check out our photos (taken by the talented Antwan) on our Flickr account! Also a big thanks to Kyla Fullenwider for setting up the event and Wira Quesada for teaching us how to pick out our fabric after deciding on your first BurdaStyle pattern!

We look forward to seeing your creations!


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    Aug 2, 2008, 04.18 AMby nenasew

    Great,I would love to see a video of your visit to Mood. I missed it but I will keep my eyes open for the next one. Thanks.

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    Aug 1, 2008, 06.21 AMby nora

    yes, it was so much fun! i have the footage and now i’m looking for a good editor, it’ll be posted on the site hopefully soon. in general, we’re looking into doing more video AND offline events, we’ll keep you posted!

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    Aug 1, 2008, 05.27 AMby gocksfrocks

    how cool! I was lucky enough to visit MOOD once but would have loved the personal tour through the different types of fabric…..off to check out the video on etsy!

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    Jul 31, 2008, 10.46 PMby fashion1

    I would love to see a video, too!!!!!

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    Jul 31, 2008, 09.24 PMby emilykate

    Oooooooh I’d love to see a video on here tooooooo!!

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    Jul 31, 2008, 08.02 PMby kasia26

    It was soo much fun!!! Thank you again for inviting me, I had great time and I finaly got to meet you ALL. Mood Fabrics are the best!

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    Jul 31, 2008, 07.33 PMby redswirl

    I missed it too … any chance of putting a copy of the video somewhere on this site?

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    Jul 31, 2008, 06.45 PMby karencilla

    Oh girls I missed it!!! I bet it was super interesting and specially because I have heard of Moods Fabrics since I’m a Project Runway Fan! Is there any chance to see this 1st how to??? And please I’ll like to know when is the next one ??!!!

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