I love nothing more than getting together with a group a people who share my interest in a hobby and August was a terrific month for that.
First on the calendar was MPB day. Peter Lappin's of Male Pattern Boldness annual get together. I'm pretty sure that this was my 4th attendance.
I meet the group at the FIT museum a little too late to be in the group photo:
Photo courtesy of Male Pattern Boldness
4 pieces of fabric we bought:
For 3 projects as the white cotton is for underlining the winter white wool crepe.
The chiffon print, from Fabrics for Less, was sewn into a kimono jacket and sent off to my niece.
A very quick and fun project to make. Cut, french seam the seam that goes from sleeve bottom to the hem. Serged the edges and then roll hemmed them.
The other purchases have now been sewn as well.
Look who stopped by for lunch:
Kenneth D King
I'm wearing a McCalls 7542 made in a gingham from Metro Textiles. I should blog it. I had to address sleeve cap issues.
A nice moment of the day was seeing a new fabric store opening. We've seen so many close...
We also visited the new French Couture Fabrics. I plan to go back there for some leather for a skirt.
And what does one do the weekend after a great day of fabric shopping? One goes fabric shopping again:
Photo courtesy of Diary of a Sewing Fantatic
Thanks to Jinx and Gunner to we had a terrific day on the Jackson Heights Fabric Crawl. We visited 5 great fabric stores all located very close to each other in this Queens neighborhood.
So my commitment to myself this year was to limit fabric purchases to that which would be used right away. As they say about best made plans.....:
The two to the left are both Rayon Challis'. Having been lamenting the lack of pretty Rayon Challis in the Manhattan Garment District, we found the mother load in Jackson Heights. These both came from M&J fabrics, where everyone of us purchased fabric mostly rayon challis. I hope that they will still be stocking this substrate next year. We've already made plans to have a spring crawl, but I can easily make a stop here on the return from my infrequent visits to my office.
They grey floral is for a dress I've been thinking of for quite a while. I have a pair of grey shoes that don't go with much. TNT shift bodice with a half circle skirt. A version I've not done before.
The solid blue is planned for a Style Arc Marilyn Dress. Carolyn did a nice job with this one.
The flannel is for Carolyn Pajamas as December Holidays' project.
And then on the last Tuesday of the month there was #NYSewcial hour:
If you're in the New York area and haven't joined us yet, Grace and I have been hosting a monthly happy hour gathering on the last Tuesday of every month.
Almost always (except for special occasions) at:
The Houndstooth Pub
520 Eighth Avenue at 37th Street
We'd love to have you join us.
Now to catch up with posting the sewing that I've been doing.