Sunday, August 9, 2015

MPB Day 2015 recap

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With the man himself.  I'm wearing a Vogue 8571 pattern I picked up at the MPB Day 2013 pattern swap, failed to finish it in time to wear to MPB Day 2014, but wore it this year

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At Chelsea Flea Market: The early bird men of MPB Day 2015.  Peter, James from Craft Space Continuum, Enrique from EnriqueSews

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Modelling for Enrique, en route from Chelsea Flea Market to the FIT Museum
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Enrique says don't smile.  Peter with Lynn (who shared her birthday with MPB Day!) of You Sew Girl!
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Hoof it to FIT
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Right this way...on a bright, gorgeous sunny day
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James and the clever tote bag he made from a dog food bag.
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FIT Museum exhibit dress--white rolled hem on black fabric--I want to try that idea sometime--the white on black rolled hem, not all those appendages.
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Tomasa from Sew Much Fashion and me at Panera
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Peter outside Panera outlining the afternoon's agenda
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Crossing 33rd at 7th in midtown Manhattan
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At my favorite store in the world, Pacific Trimming, in my favorite aisle: elastic and piping!

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MainelyDad, his amazing shirt and I unite over our taking pix with our self timers in our back and side yards
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Tomasa and Anne from Sewing to Soothe My Soul rejoice over their finds in the free box at Paron's
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What's that, you say? Paron's has a free box?  Don't know if they have a free box every day, but they had one on Saturday.
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Petting Amanda's fabric on 39th. See the video Peter captured (with sound) here.
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Bryant Park.  MainelyDad and his fabric from....Kashi's was it?  That's a Kashi shopping bag....

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Checking out Lynn's jeans--that she carried around with her all day just so I could try them on--gold star to you Lynn!  Left to right:  Lynn, Tomasa, Claire from England, Anne

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in Bryant Park



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Say "sashiko!" (Pretend there's no "i" in it...sash-ko).  James said I have inspired him to try sashiko.  That's awesome!  (You can see my Butterick 6072 backpack hanging off my shoulder...)

It was quite fun to meet up with old friends and meet some of my blog followers like James!  My only regrets were not having a photo shoot with Enrique (whose immense enthusiasm for sewing inspires me to keep on sewing when I sometimes feel like giving it all up) and not having enough energy to see Kashi again, though I'm sure my credit card and stash closet are ok with that.  (He opened Metro Textiles on Saturday just for us, but I ran out of energy.  Kashi, that white leaf eyelet is still burned into my brain!)

Also if you introduced yourself to me, thanks for saying hi!  Can you please leave a comment with your blog name or other way I can reach you (twitter, instagram)?  Thanks!

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As darkness descends....
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The Empire State Building as seen from Chelsea last night....

Thank you Peter for bringing the sewing community together in this way for 5 years in a row!

Be well!

19 comments:

  1. From those of us who only attend MPB day virtually, thank you for your additional photographs and travelogue.



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  2. So glad you could make it again this year, Kyle. Great recap!

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    1. Thanks for organizing it! I am so sad I will never have perfect attendance.

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  3. Great recap Kyle! I can't believe the day is already behind us but what a fun day it was. I enjoyed every minute of it. I had a blast shopping with you. It was also wonderful to meet Lynn, Anne, Claire and so many others. Looking forward to next year already...

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    1. Yes, it was such a fun day!! Great to see you again!

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  4. thanks for all the photos--one of these days perhaps I can be there......

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    1. That would be awesome if you attended!!!

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  5. Isn't it difficult to put into words how much fun this day really was? Your pictures are making me smile. So glad to have been a part of this experience and to have met so many lovers of fabric.

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    1. MPB Day is definitely a great place to meet fabric lovers.

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    1. Thanks Vanessa! It was! If you're ever in NYC...

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  7. Was that an amazing day or what!!? So many talented and just plain fun people in one place at the same time. I think the next outing should be the "Enrique Sews Fan Club Day".

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  8. Was that Paron's free box epic or what? It was great meeting you!

    Tracy

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    1. That was epic--there were some amazing pieces in there! I thought it would be damaged stuff, but it wasn't!!!

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  9. Yaaaaaay! I had a fantastic time with you and the gang. Your recaps always make me smile. =) LOL @ the appendages.

    Thank you for the wonderful gift and sharing my hatching day with me. =)

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