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Ahhh, Garment District

2013 April 7
by elizabeth_admin

On the way to my sister’s apartment from the airport


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.


The gang’s all here! (L-R: Claudine, Ann, Emma, Cindy, Janice, Me)


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.

9 Responses leave one →
  1. Shams permalink
    April 7, 2013

    Ahhhh, it sounds like a fabulous day!!! I wish I could see that exhibit. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Carolyn permalink
    April 7, 2013

    I’m so sorry I wasn’t able to go! Sadly, I’m still in bed sneezing and watching TV! I’m glad you had a good time. Hopefully you’ll get more quality time in the Garment District!

  3. annie permalink
    April 7, 2013

    Luv the hat! I was fortunate to shop in Eliot Berman on 15 March. Still pretty great. Hope you are able to fit it in.

  4. April 7, 2013

    Oh my god, that emerald silk is divine! I can’t wait to see what you make with it. Enjoy New York!

  5. carol permalink
    April 7, 2013

    Only three selections?? Surely there is more to be done!! Enjoy the quest.

  6. April 8, 2013

    It was so good to see you again! I’m super excited about that 20s dress you’re making, can’t wait to see the final results.

  7. April 8, 2013

    What a beautiful green! Sorry I couldn’t make it. If you know when you are going to shop during the week, holler and I will meet you if I can.

  8. April 9, 2013

    Sounds great! I love your silver sequin trim.

  9. April 9, 2013

    The trim is beautiful, and perfect for the style of dress. Hope you made it back to Elliott Berman and Metro Textiles – you need your NYC fabric fix while you can get it!!

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