Monday, February 11, 2008

Fur-trimmed Possibilities

I have discovered the Garment District.

Obviously, its been there all along, just a few blocks from my office. But I've been too intimidated to shop there because the stores cater to the industry, and I am such a novice.

But Polyhymnia dragged me to Mood Fabrics last week. They suggested that I try some of the shops on 38th Street between 7th and 8th Ave for some notions that I needed. So I spent my lunch hour on Friday wandering up and down that block.

All I can say is: WOW. There is every kind if niche sewing store imaginable - a zipper store, a store that sells only spandex, ribbon stores, button specialists, and an embroidery store that specializes in button holes. Yes! Button holes. You simply bring in a garment and they make a professionally finished made-to-order hole while you wait. Who knew?

I went to a trimming store that had miles of fur, sequin and lace trim and I bought some black sequined trim to transform an aging pair of going-out pants into tuxedo pants. I'm already dreaming of the clothing and accessories I will adorn with fur trim. Why should my clothing ever be plain again?

Sequined trim for my pants

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