Thursday, November 14, 2013

NYC Garment District

One of my many excuses as to why I haven't been sewing!!

My sewing has been very slow (read non-exsistent!) recently, between work, running and a recent trip to New York I just have not had time to sew.

I started the FESA Challenge with great intentions and I have made one scarf and a pair of Thurlow trousers is on my sewing table waiting for a waistband. But I am nothing if not determined, I just might need a little more time!

New York was amazing, as always. I ran the NYC marathon (another main reason my sewing had taken a bit of a backseat!) and it was the best marathon EVER.

There was a free drink for those who wore their Marathon finisher's medal!!!
No "me mades" for the race, I still have not had much success with active wear, but I did wear the Portrait Blouse (from Gerties New Book For better Sewing) one evening out for dinner.

I also wore the denim Grainline Moss Skirt that I sewed recently. I love this skirt, so easy to wear. With the cooler weather in New York, I teamed the skirt with tights and boots.

And what about the Garment District? Well of course I had to spend time here! Oh my goodness, after two hours I came to the conclusion that if you can't find what you are looking for here (sewing related!!), then it has not been produced yet!

I was actually so overwhelmed with the choices that I didn't even buy any fabric, I just could not decide!

I ended up buying 6 hand carved bone buttons. I have a vague idea that they will be nice on a plain black or white blouse. I also bought some fancy closures for my son's coat (still a WIP) and a little metal handle for an evening bag I plan to make. Last of the big spenders!!!!

Buttons, buttons and more buttons!!


  1. Congratulations on the marathon!
    I completely understand feeling overwhelmed with options and not buying any fabric. It's a strange feeling to be surrounded by fabric, wonderful fabrics, and still not take any with you.

  2. I can't believe you didn't buy any fabric! Well, that's just an excuse for another trip, isn't it? haha

    And congrats on the marathon!