I can spend hours in trim shops. Hours! What about this lace with this one. Oh look at this ribbon, does it go with that one over there. What about these buttons. Ahhhhhhhh – the sewing version of a candy shop. And M&J Trimming in NYC Garment District never disappoints.
I want to buy 10 yards of just about every single version of their eyelet lace. Ironically I’ve only added a few to my stash. I need to rethink that strategy in the future. There are other trim shops whose prices are a bit less expensive, but when you need to get in and out quickly and be assured you will have a quality lace, M&J is tops.
I don’t know why but I am addicted to cluny lace. I love how soft it is and also pretty. White and cream is the mainstay. But there is a good variety of black. And also a smattering of colored laces. Sadly, not enough pastels for my liking.
Every time I am in the shop I stand in front of the pleated section and just stare. Look at all those colors! For some reason I haven’t yet splurged on these beauties. Not sure yet what to make with them.
There are is also a huge section of the classics. Ribbon roses and bows galore. All of my camis as a kid had these roses sewn on them. I always feel awkward using them now because I can’t not think of them as undie pretties.