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
At Chelsea Flea Market: The early bird men of MPB Day 2015. Peter, James from Craft Space Continuum, Enrique from EnriqueSews
Modelling for Enrique, en route from Chelsea Flea Market to the FIT Museum
Enrique says don't smile. Peter with Lynn (who shared her birthday with MPB Day!) of You Sew Girl!
Hoof it to FIT
Right this way...on a bright, gorgeous sunny day
James and the clever tote bag he made from a dog food bag.
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.
Tomasa from Sew Much Fashion and me at Panera
Peter outside Panera outlining the afternoon's agenda
Crossing 33rd at 7th in midtown Manhattan
At my favorite store in the world, Pacific Trimming, in my favorite aisle: elastic and piping!
MainelyDad, his amazing shirt and I unite over our taking pix with our self timers in our back and side yards
Tomasa and Anne from Sewing to Soothe My Soul rejoice over their finds in the free box at Paron's
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.
Petting Amanda's fabric on 39th. See the video Peter captured (with sound) here.
Bryant Park. MainelyDad and his fabric from....Kashi's was it? That's a Kashi shopping bag....
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
in Bryant Park
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!
As darkness descends....
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!