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Monday, January 24, 2011

Garment District, You Know I Love You...

...but it's only 14 degrees F right now and it always feels colder in Midtown anyway, so I am staying inside on my lunch hour for now.

When I do eventually leave the comfort of my warm office, is there anything you STGD readers would like me to check out?

10 comments:

  1. As I think of spring...would love to know great places for Liberty of London fabrics. I know you mentioned a place last year. I never bought it but would love to make Easter dresses for my girls in the fabric this year!

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  2. @ Cindy - the two best places for Liberty fabrics are B&J Fabrics and NY Elegant Fabrics. Also, if you are downtown, Purl Soho carries it as well.

    B&J carries the tana lawn, cotton twill and silks. NY Elegant carries some tana lawn and some corduroy. Their selection is more limited than B&J's but there is not too much overlap between the two stores--you definitely get some variety in the print selections between them. Same thing for Purl.

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  3. Once upon a time a LONG time ago, I worked in New York over on 49th and Broadway. Once, one January, it was so cold that I rushed out of the house after a shower without a hat and my hair was completely frozen.

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  4. Ooooh, we can dispatch you on assignments??? ;-)

    I need to find a good supplier of navy blue silk faille or taffetta.... from a store open on Saturday or Sunday or very late in the evening! (So there goes Lace Star, sadly, unless I take a day off work to go over there).

    Do Rosen & Chadwick or Mood have any good faille or taffetta these days? ;)

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  5. A couple of things for me. I'm interested in things like getting belts professionaly made with grommets, etc. I'd be happy to be a test subject for you :)

    Second, I'd be interested in professional pleating. I know Brigitte posted a site in California, but I wouldn't mind knowing about New York.

    Ummm, it's not *shopping* but I don't have anywhere locally for sewing machine repairs. And, luckily, I haven't needed it. But, I'd be curious if there are basic home sewing machien repair classes offered in the Garment District.

    Oh... I have to make a petticoat in March. Maybe something on can-can or petticoat materials? I know they are different. Not sure where to buy either.

    Are there anymore hat making stores / classes? Too haberdashery?

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  6. D1 wants me to make her the Crazy yellow BurdaStyle dress in......emerald green.
    Emerald green chiffon? Yikes........

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  7. Just thought of this one. Scissors and shear sharpening while you wait? My only option is Joanns.

    Eyelets and snaps installed?

    Rentable industrial machines?

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  8. If you ever come across a store in the city that sells shoe clips, please let me know. I couldn't find them last trip, but then I didn't think about them til late in the week, so I didn't have a chance to ask everywhere.

    The clips I'm looking for are blank metal clips that attach to the top of a shoe/high heel, so you can add your own accessory there. They're like a clip-on earring blank, but made for shoes. I've seen them online, but really -- have I discovered the ONE THING in the universe that ISN'T sold in the GD???

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  9. Are knitting shops considered part of the Fashion District, Meg? Just curious. I like to hear about all things 'yarny' in New York besides the Purl Bee (which I do love...btw)

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