Yesterday I went on a trip to NYC!
My sewing studio (The Creative Sewing Studio) hosted a bus trip to the Garment District.
Myself and two friends went and had a great time.
Before leaving, our instructor let us know that within a few years the Garment District will basically be no more.
Rents are going sky high and stores are closing left and right.
We certainly saw that…”Store Closing” signs were everywhere.
Although this is happening, there were many stores to go into.
I didn’t have any sewing project in mind, so I didn’t purchase any fabric.
That, however, didn’t stop me from ogling such pretty fashion fabric.
Many of the stores were simply overwhelming with the amount of fabric in such small places.
Once we saw multiple stores (and realized we weren’t going to pay $20-50/yard for fabric just so we could say we bought in NYC), we focused on trims.
I was looking for bag handles, pompoms and buttons I liked.
I could have spent all day going through the bins of individual buttons, but I found ones on the rack I liked (my friends did find beautiful bone and wood buttons).
I am amazed that stores that sell only ribbon and buttons have enough business to stay open, but boy were they busy.
We then had a leisurely lunch in a deli…delicious!
We wandered the district.
Many of the iconic statues were behind construction barriers unfortunately.
We went to Times Square and wandered.
I bough Miss ME and E tee-shirts because you have to come home with tee-shirts!
Then we wandered back to Mood Fabric and took in the upper floors.
We were amazed at the Mood U area and the sample student items that were on display, amazing workmanship.
Then we relaxed at a Korean Bar and toasted a day well spent!
A lot of time in a bus for a short time in the city, but very much worth it!
I’m excited to see some new one day class listings and plan on taking classes on making Holiday Wine Bottle Holders and Customized Christmas Stockings.
Today was a day for an am 5K to support our local YMCA, errands and cookie making.
Have a great week!
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