V8584 pictures and PR NYC Shopping Day
I finally have pictures of my V8584 pants. Yeah! I wore them to work today and boy are they the most comfy pants I own. They get pretty wrinkly, but I’m ok with that. They’re linen. It’s the inherent property of the fabric. They are so swishy. When I wore these for the second dinner, I wore them with a really fitted knit top with a deep decollete so the vibe is much different than what you will see here, which is what I call slouchy chic. BTW, the dinner went fabulously and I hope there will be a third dinner when I get back from my trip! 🙂
And yes, that is one of the necklaces I made recently that I’m wearing. I love it with this outfit. I also wore a long white linenish sweater, so I look very lineny today. I love these pants and this outfit. The pants are so flowy when I walk, that it makes me think they would be super swishy in some sanded silk. Now there’s an idea!
In other sewing news, Robin and I are hosting another Pattern Review NYC Shopping day this year! It will be on August 27th. Last year was a blast and everyone had a great time shopping together and buying some fabulous fabric. Elliott Berman and Metro Textiles will be opening their doors for us especially. We will run things a little differently from last year though. Officially we will only be visiting these two stores. I will be providing maps of the garment district (courtesy of Lindsay T’s Shop the Garment District site) so you can shop to your hearts’ content at all the other stores that are open on Saturdays, and there are a lot of them. If small groups want to have lunch together, there are several restaurants around with varying prices. But officially the shopping day will start at 9:45 and end at 1:30pm. If you attended last year’s shopping extravaganza, I’m sure you will recall the fabric (and physical) exhaustion that comes from a day of fabric shopping. Here’s the schedule as I’ve mapped it out so far:
9:45 am Gather in front of nearby Starbucks (address TBD). I will hand out maps of the garment district
and we’ll split into 2 groups
9:55 am Each Group will walk to either Metro Textiles or Elliott Berman
10:00 am Shopping commences!
11:00 am Last call for fabric cutting at first store
11:30 am Leave for 2nd store. If you started at Metro Textiles, go to Elliott Berman and vice versa.
12:00 pm Shopping part 2 commences!
1:00 pm Last call for fabric cutting at second store
1:30 pm End of the official shopping day
At this point, we can have lunch and shop more using your map of the garment district for a self-guided tour or just go home. I started a thread on Pattern Review which has the same details and where you can see who’s coming already. I hope to see you there! All I ask is that you please either RSVP either on Pattern Review or here in the comments section so I know how many people to expect. We had about 40 people last year and I think that’s pretty much the max for an outing of this kind considering the size of the stores. Can’t wait!
FYI: I will be traveling the next two weeks and don’t really expect to be posting while I’m gone. I will be in Wales and London. I hope to visit some fabric stores while there and maybe meet some other sewing bloggers too! If you’re interested in meeting up in London, please let me know in the comments section.
We’ll talk soon. I promise!