The Garment District

It’s great! Yes, Mood was nice and they have a ton of fabric and trims, but in each and every cranny of the garment district you’ll find fantastic trims, fabrics, buttons, heat press vinyl, zippers, buttons and more! It’s not that mood was disappointing – there were just so many shops with so many options. I was like a kid in a candy shop!

I only had a couple of days and a lot of things to do and to see in NY, so my time in the Garment District was short. Next trip I plan on spending a couple of days going from shop to shop.

The display shown here was in the window of a feather and trim shop. (Please ignore the reflection) The outfit is made from a ton of floral appliques all stitched on top of each other. It was wonderful up close and would be easy, but time consuming to create.

Here are some of my images from the Camp exhibit. There was a history section at the beginning of the exhibit – and it was interesting – but I really wanted to see the costumes.

Some were quirky – but fun. Some were stunning and the attention to detail impressive. Some were hysterically funny, but interesting.

Even though most of us would not wear most of these, don’t they give you some great sewing ideas?!?

I’d love to hear what you think – Leave your comments below.

I had such a great time looking – and asking the stores if they ship (the answer is yes – by the way).  There were also several quilting fabric stores and they had some gorgeous fabrics too!

But my real reason for being in NY was to visit the Met and see the CAMP:Notes on Fashion exhibit at the Met.  I believe it runs till September 8, 2019. If you can get there, it’s worth a trip to see it and of course to visit the Met.

What is Camp? It’s a lot of creative and fun things! We’ve all seen it – but it is hard to really pin down a definition of Camp. The closest example I can come up with is the Ballroom era shown in the series “Pose”.  A little bit  irony, humor, parody, pastiche, artifice, theatricality, and exaggeration.  If you go to the exhibit, go for fun and not any definition – there just isn’t one really good one to capture what Camp really is.

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