fabric shopping in nyc’s garment district

ribbon & trims in one of the shops My mom and I first heard about the Garment District in NYC last summer. How it took us so long to hear about a place dedicated to fabric stores, I have no idea. However, the concept obviously excited me and I’d been dreaming of this trip ever since.

We went up on a flight early Tuesday morning, then walked/shopped around until our feet were sore… but it was worth it. I got some fun trims, including whale ribbon! My favorite! I also picked up some beads in the fun bead shops, and, of course, fabric. It’s all about to be washed at the moment, but I’ll try to get some pictures of it soon. I got some fun cottons: turquoise with big white polka dots for a skirt, a few fun fabrics for pouches, and, if you remember the the charizard fabric that later became pants, I love Pokemon fabric. I found some great flannel for $1/yard… I have no idea why someone wouldn’t want Pokemon fabric. ;) I also got some sheer-ish aqua-blue embroidered fabric, very fancy, that I’m hoping on using for an overlay on my prom dress. Yes, I’m planning a bit less than a year ahead, but since I’m going to make it I figure it can’t hurt to over-prepare.

Below are most of the new trims I got.. within the next week I’m planning to get plenty of sewing done, so hopefully there will be plenty of ribbon-bedecked pouches and such! I’ve got to get through a stack of whales first, though… they’re fun, but they always take longer than I expect.

my trims from the garment district

mary poppins on broadway!

We saw Mary Poppins on Broadway, and it was simply an amazing show. It’s always been one of my mom’s and my favorite Disney movies; the songs are all so cheerful and it’s all so fun. The show was phenomenal: they built a huge three-story house that took up the whole stage area, so it looked like the back of an open-backed dollhouse. It was a fabulous show with wonderful choreography, especially in Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, and the tech was great too: at the end, Mary Poppins flew over the audience and it was breathtaking.

Basically, as a new show, it was great and I’d definitely recommend it.

sanrio store in NYC

a trim shop in the garment district

giant button and needle!

beads on display

3 Responses

  1. Aimee says:

    Hi, I am heading to NYC next week. I would love to take my daughter to ribbion heaven that you have photographed. Please let me know where it is located!!! Thank so much! Aimee

  2. holly says:

    What is the ribbon shop you went to in NYC and do they sell to regular old people? In other words, do you have to be “wholesale” in order to purchase?

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