Ahhh, Garment District
I’m here, I’m really here!
Yesterday was the meetup at the Met and the Garment District. We had a marvelous time. Claudine, Janice, Cindy, and Ann with her daughter Emma, joined me for a day of sewing inspiration and shopping. Sadly, Carolyn and Karen were not able to join us yesterday. 🙁 The first stop was the Impressionism exhibit at the Met. It was amazing. Great pieces of art and some of the actual clothing from the paintings. I kid you not. It was sooo cool. There was a ton of information on fabrication, styles of the time, traditions, etc. It was a treasure trove of information. Really, if you are in the area, you must go see this exhibit. It is soooo worth it. I was able to get one photo of one of the hats in the millinery display before I was yelled at.
We had a refreshing lunch and rest for our feet at the nearby Le Pain Quotidien.
After lunch, Janice departed and we headed down to the Garment District and some fabric debauchery.
I bought some luscious silk charmeuse from Mood Fabrics for my Gatsby dress (pattern from Eva Patterns).
I found some trim for the dress at Pacific Trimming. Or I should say that Claudine did. She was my fabric and trim consultant all day. I would hire her as my personal consultant if I could. I am still going to look for some beaded trim on line, but if I don’t, I will use this trim which is just gorgeous. But if I could have swishy beaded trim I would be over the moon.
Then at Spandex house, I bought some workout knit fabric for a Renfrew top once I figure out the fit issues. I am going to see how it does as a running top.
I might go back to the Garment District this week during the day because I didn’t get to see Elliott Berman or Metro Textiles. I gotta see my peeps. 😉
All in all, it was a very good day. I had so much fun visiting with my sewing friends. Sewing people are some of the best people in the world and spending time with people who are just as passionate as you are about sewing is just the perfect way to spend the day.