My husband, “The Donald”, travels for business, but usually doesn’t go anywhere very thrilling. When he said he was going to New York, though, I was all over it. I needed some fabric for the Koos jacket that I will be making in a class beginning December 1, so I thought this would be a great opportunity to see the Garment District AND pick up some cool fabric for the coat. Here are some scenes from the district:
Mood was a must on my travels, but it was hard to find. If you are ever in the area, looking for Mood, just know that it is in a nondescript building on the 3rd floor. There is no sign, unless you look up towards the 3rd floor windows. This is what it looks like from the street:
Here are some random interior shots of Mood, including the precious doggie, who was running around like a bat out of hell the whole time I was there:
And, finally, here are the fabrics I have chosen for my Koos coat:
I am going to use a dark chocolate binding to delineate the different fabrics. I wanted the colors to be the same, but the patterns and textures to be different. I’m hoping the brown binding will make it pop.
Included in the fabrics are a wool herringbone, a wool stylized plaid, a wool tweed that has sparkles, and a silk.
I am so glad I had the opportunity to visit the Garment District. It IS a bit overwhelming, so if you are planning a trip, make sure you have a list of fabrics you want to buy. Also, try to set aside at least two days for the district. The first day I just walked around in a state of total disbelief and confusion. It wasn’t until the second day that I could finally make some purchases.