NYC Sewing Blogger Meetup!

Whoa, what a whirlwind weekend – I got up bright and early Friday morning to grab a 7:30am train into NYC, had an account meeting for work, did some competitive shopping in the city in preparation for more meetings this coming week…


The New Yorker Hotel

View from my hotel room

Oh yeah, and then I went to dinner that night with the best group of ladies ever!!  Seriously, sewing bloggers are the nicest people, and they know how to have a good time.

I snagged this picture from Carolyn (she is absolutely hilarious, love her!) post margaritas and tacos…there were quite a lot of margaritas that night and talk about sewing, heehee.


Grabbed this from @diaryofasewingfanatic! Dinner crew last night in NYC #sewing #bloggers #meetup

I am so happy that I got to meet some of my sewing and blogging heros in person this weekend, and met some new, wonderful ladies as well.  From left to right: Devra, Carolyn, Clare, Fleur, Amity, me, Jen, Leatrice, Lauren, Sonja, and Marcy.  What a crew!


Wearing Missoni for Mexican food! #sewing #handmade #diy #imadethis #bloggers #meetup #nyc

Here’s what I wore that night for dinner – my Missoni cardigan, that I still haven’t blogged yet,  Gotta get on that…

Funny enough, for some reason, I didn’t take any pictures this weekend during our epic shopping trip to Mood!  And it really was epic; when we got in line to pay for all of our fabric, the line stretched all the way to the back of the store.  We sewing bloggers don’t mess around, that’s for sure.


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From left to right: gauze, voile, separating zipper, tubular wool rib knit 

I’m surprised that I didn’t leave with more goodies, but I spent more time chatting with everyone than shopping for fabric, which was really the point of the trip for me – getting to finally meet everyone.  It was fun tagging along with Oona as she planned her next project, and Amity had some amazing ideas for mixing together really wild fabrics.  My haul was small, but I got most of what I needed.

The solid black is a gauze that I’m planning on using for the tie front blouse in the new BurdaStyle spring magazine, the pink and black is a lightweight voile that I *think* I may use for a jacket that’s also in the new BurdaStyle.  That’s why I bought the ribbing and the separating zipper – do you know how hard it is to find tubular ribbing???  Of course, I bought the ribbing before we went to Pacific Trimming and found out they having ribbing strips there.  Good to know for future reference…but hey, it was pretty awesome that they shortened my zipper there!


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I didn’t have a chance to say hello to her, but Maddie gave all of us some vintage silk thread!  I’ve never used buttonhole twist before, but I can’t wait to try it out.


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Amity was so sweet – before I had to leave the group to get my train back to Boston, she gave me a copy of her Sugar Plum sewing pattern!!  I was really touched, and can’t wait to try it out – I’ve never sewn Lolita Patterns before, and I love this blouse-and-skirt-as-dress combo.

I also got to meet Norma from Orange Lingerie this weekend – so funny that we both live in the same area and finally got to meet for the first time in NYC.  Can’t wait to go fabric shopping together soon out my way!


Bye bye, NYC! See you next week

On the train back home to Boston

I wish I could have stayed for the whole weekend, but the nice thing about my job is that I get to visit NYC a lot.  I can’t wait to meet up with everyone again soon – they really are just as you think they would be in real life!  So nice, and I feel like I made some new friends this weekend.

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13 Comments

  1. March 17, 2014 / 2:49 pm

    I'm so glad we got to meet! Come back soon!!! 🙂

    • March 19, 2014 / 11:18 pm

      Yes, we need to do this again soon!!

  2. March 17, 2014 / 3:18 pm

    Great to finally meet you! It is funny that we had to go to NYC to make it happen. I am really looking forward to fabric shopping with you in the Boston area very soon!

    • March 19, 2014 / 11:18 pm

      Absolutely, me too! Maybe some time in April?

  3. March 17, 2014 / 5:07 pm

    It was so fun to meet you this past weekend! What a fun trip! I'm excited to see what you make with your fabrics. 🙂

  4. March 17, 2014 / 7:03 pm

    It was so great to meet you, it was so much fun & can't wait to make a trip to Boston and check out the fabric stores there!

    • March 19, 2014 / 11:18 pm

      YESSSSS we'll need to figure out a good weekend!

  5. March 18, 2014 / 2:22 am

    SO MUCH FUN. no more solo shopping trips for you, okay??? we have a top floor at mood to stomp around in.

    • March 19, 2014 / 11:19 pm

      Ok ok ok 🙂 The top floor is a floor I definitely need to explore more!

  6. March 19, 2014 / 9:17 pm

    Oh god, we KILLED the line at Mood, huh? HAHA!! Man, it was really awesome hanging out with you (alllll those multiple times, even!), I'm so glad you were able to make it out for the meet-up 😀

    • March 19, 2014 / 11:19 pm

      Totally killed it! I loved hanging out with you too, and will never forgot the magical bathroom we found at the deli hahahaha 🙂

  7. March 21, 2014 / 12:52 pm

    It was so nice to meet you! I had a great time at dinner and your facial expressions were priceless! Hopefully I'll see you the next time you get back to the city!

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