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New York Garment District Field Trip May 8 - 14, 2023

Spend week in New York city shopping for fabrics and trims with Ryliss Bod, Director and Sewing Instructor at the Sewing and Design School. 

Ryliss has put together a walking tour of the garment district that is full of fabrics and trims. She will help you with your fabric selections and answer your sewing questions. Everyone will receive a list of stores with addresses so they may return during their free time.

The schedule may change but this is what is planned as of now.

Monday, May 8 at 6 pm, we will start out with a Meet and Greet at the Hotel*

Tuesday, May 9, will be a full Fabric Shopping Day in the Garment District

Wednesday, May 10 is a Couture with Kenneth D. King and Couture Fabric Shopping at Mendel Goldman Fabrics

Thursday,  May 11, is a Fashion Design Inspiration Day, Karl Lagerfeld Exhibit at the MET and the 2023 Spring and Summer Designer Fashions at Bergdorf Goodman

Friday, May 12, is Buttons, Zippers, Trims, Ribbings, and Sewing Tools and Julio Cesar. Fashion Designer

Saturday, May 13, Inspiration & Free Time, Museum FIT Designing Women: Fashion Creators and Their Interiors and FIT Student Exhibit

Sunday, May 14, Last minute shopping and traveling home


*Ryliss will be staying at the Hyatt Place New York City Times Square Hotel, 350 W 39th. This is a comfortable hotel, close to the fabric stores and includes breakfast. If you wish to share a room with someone, let me know. There are rooms with 2 beds.


*Kenneth D. King at his New York studio.
Fashion Designer, Made to Measure Tailor, Author, Instructor at FIT and the Sewing and Design School.

Metropolitan Museum of Art (The MET) 
Spring 2023 Costume Institute Exhibition Will Celebrate the Work of Karl Lagerfeld. With approximately 150 works, Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty will explore the designer's stylistic language through the aesthetic themes that recurred across his 65-year career.

Museum at FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology, New York)

Designing Women: Fashion Creators and Their Interiors is the first exhibition to explore the connection between these disciplines. Approximately 70 garments from The Museum at FIT’s permanent collection will be on view alongside photographic images of the most compelling interiors created for leading female fashion designers from the 1890s to the 1970s. Featured creators include Jeanne Paquin, Lucile, Jeanne Lanvin, Madeleine Vionnet, Pauline Potter (later Baroness Pauline de Rothschild), and many others.


Exhibit of FIT Student’s Work

Júlio César,
Fashion Designer 

We have other options available for this trip. 

$530 - Three days of your choosing click here


$350 - Two days of your choosing click here


$180 - One day of your choosing click here


Registration Deadline: March 5, 2023, meaning no refunds after this date unless we get a replacement for you.  

Our Cancellation Policy for Classes, Workshops and Trips with a Registration Deadline

  • If you cancel after the registration deadline, a student will need to replace you, you will receive a full refund, less a $5.00 processing fee and the PayPal Fees.
  • If the trip is canceled you will receive your tuition back with no fees. 
  • If the trip is postponed you will receive your tuition back if you wish with no fees.
Skill Level:
Skill Details:
Helpful to bring pattern envelopes for yardage information.
Attendee must make their own flight and hotel arrangements. Ground transportation during the stay in New York city is not covered. Ryliss will be staying at the Hyatt Place New York City / Times Square 350 West 39th Street
Instructor Name:
Ryliss Bod
Instructor Bio:
Ryliss Bod is the Founder and Director of the Sewing & Design School and has extensive experience teaching Fashion Construction and Design at a Washington State Technical College. She instructed courses for both continuing education and career training in all levels of sewing construction, home d?cor construction, fashion accessory construction, fashion design, fitting & pattern alterations, pattern-making, textiles, history of fashion and quilting.

She received her teaching degree in K-12 grades and studied art, clothing and textiles at Central Washington University, pattern-making and CAD at Gerber Technology, fashion design at the Paris Fashion Institute, pattern-making and construction techniques with Kenneth D. King and countless others.

Throughout her career she developed workshops and fashion shows, hired instructors and conducted fashion and fabric shopping field trips to Portland, San Francisco and New York. Ryliss has been a Contributing Editor at Sew News Magazine, Threads Magazine, judge for the 2014 RAGS Benefit, Make it With Wool Contest and the Washington State 4-H Dress Revue and host of Instagram's Sew Photo Challenge #sewApril2017 and #sewapril2018.. She is Washington state's Central West Director of the Make it with Wool Contest 2018. She may be contacted at

New York Garment District Field Trip May 8 - 14, 2023

$ 847.00
Mon, May 8, 2023 at 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Tue, May 9, 2023 at 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Wed, May 10, 2023 at 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Thu, May 11, 2023 at 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Fri, May 12, 2023 at 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sat, May 13, 2023 at 9:00 am to 2:30 pm
Sun, May 14, 2023 at 9:00 am to 11:00 am
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