Sunday, May 19, 2013

27 hours in NYC

Antoinette at Truemart Discount Fabrics
I think that photo sums up the weekend nicely.
Antoinette was in the city this weekend and we had a blast.
(btw, did you know, Antoinette has a new blog?)

Random photos from this weekend, not necessarily in order.
my new denim from Mood
The denim I bought at Mood. Yes, floral printed denim!
me and ATP
At a sit-down stop on the food tour--love this picture!  Antoinette's wearing her just-sewn faux-leather raglan sleeved shirt.
Washington Square Park
In Washington Square Park. I'm wearing my J Stern Designs jeans.
Empire State Building (in blue) and Chrystler Building (in white, to the right)
The Empire State Building (blue) and Chrysler Building (white, down and to the right of the blue) as lit up last night, as seen from our hotel room.
City Quilter
The City Quilter
Fabric Haul:  Top row Mood; bottom row TrueMart
My fabric haul (Mood top row, Truemart Discount Fabrics, bottom row).
Pacific Trimming haul
The goods from Pacific Trimming (except for the Sashiko coasters; that's from the City Quilter).  All the metal buckles are for making ribbon belts.

This is the Truemart storefront.  It's a square.  Fabric is on the perimeter and interior of the square, with a narrow aisle for walking.
TrueMart Discount Fabrics
Truemart is a block from the FedEx/Kinkos.  Carry your purchases one block, ship and be done with it!
That's the sparkle denim I bought at TrueMart. Beth, I'm actually wearing a pink shirt I made years ago but it was cold I have my jacket zipped up.

Not bad for 27 hours in the city:  PacTrim, a random button shop, Mood, food tour, Chelsea Flea (sadly we saw no sewlebrities), City Quilter, TrueMart, Doughnut Plant.   We also went to the Punk exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  No pix allowed, but I really enjoyed it, more than I thought I would.  It rained today but no freaky thunderstorms and no shootings made for a really pleasant visit.  :)  And how could I forget?  She helped me tweak my pants muslin too.  Woot!

shirt from the Punk exhibit
Here's the back of the shirt. Love the safety pin!
back of the shirt from the Punk exhibit
Blackout doughnuts at Doughnut Plant rock my world. I have two more to eat over the next two days....
It's time to stop shopping and start sewing!  Double welt pockets and trouser fly front insertions are in my near future!
 Be well!


  1. I love a discount fabric shop and those donuts... mmm.
    Looks like you both had a great time.

  2. Lucky Kyle! Fabric from both coasts, and the islands. Double welt pockets? eek.

  3. Wow, looks like a fabulous weekend! I love your fabric photos. I wish we lived closer to NY, but then we do live closer to HI! We celebrated our anniversary over the weekend in grand style! Keep up the blogging; you do a great job!

  4. Love those donuts! You're having a superb shopping vaca. Wow-how exciting!

  5. What a fun weekend! Thanks again. Finally wrote up my post today. Talk soon.

  6. What fun! I love True Mart! We were there together!


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