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Recap: My 2 Hour Trip to NYC

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Two hours, that’s the amount of time I was in NYC last Saturday, but let me tell you, a lot of fabric can be bought in that short span. Don’t believe me? Just ask Lauren, who was just as awesome in real life as on her blog, about the fabrics she swooped up at Mood. Rochelle recently wrote about meeting the people who follow you and you follow in person, and she’s totally right. Over a common hobby such as sewing, you become instant friends (and usually take lots of Instagrams, depending on if you get service). During this meet up, I not only talked it up Nette and Marce, who was sporting a magnificent and mammoth hairdo, but I also met Sonja, Latrice, Amity, Devra,Β JenniferΒ andΒ many more for the first time. I was a good girl and only walked away with a yard and half of fabric (polka dotted… go figure), but I was a total mom and asked everyone what they bought. I squandered my urge to buy vicariously through their purchases. I also came bearing gifts. So, so cheesy I know, but as we were all leaving, I passed out a spool of vintage gimp thread (silk buttonhole twist). Just a little takeaway to show my appreciation to all them for inspiring me to be better. Until next time, ladies (because there will be a next time!).

And how awesome is Claire’s facial expression/smirk in the photo (3rd in from the left, in the back)? What a European babe; I totally have a girl crush on her.


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    Jennifer, Workroom Social

    it was so fun to meet you!! i wish i had more time that day. very excited for future outings in NYC and philly. i will definitely reach out the next time i’m in your town.

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    i am so excited about the gimp, because it will be the perfect thread for working on my jackets and alabama-chanin-style work. next time stay longer!!

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      On one condition, that you wear one of your Chanel jackets!

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    What an awesome meet up! Love seeing the pictures, and thanks for introducing these great ladies. Can’t wait to see the spoils of your trip!

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    Carlee McTavish

    So flippin jealous!

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    Aleksandra Robinson

    It was so wonderful to meet you! And the silk thread is so pretty. I’m going to put it on my bookshelf with my little treasures until I figure out what to use it for. Thanks!

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    Latrice Smith

    Yay, we got to meet this time on my trip back East. How fun it was to take about my home town? Thanks again for the silk thread, can’t wait to have a project I can use it in.

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      So glad we could finally connect!

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    Amy Powell

    That’s awesome! I would love to be in on a meet up like this next time!

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    I am so jealous you got to meet all these people!! SO FUN! So when are you visiting Chicago? πŸ˜‰

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    Amanda Russell

    Ah what a fun time it sounds like!! I’d love to go to NYC and hit up Mood with all you fabulous ladies – even 2 hours would be awesome! πŸ™‚ (and yes, a LOT of fabric can be bought in 2 hours haha!!)

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    Meg the Grand

    This sounds like such a fabulous time! One of these days, you and I must meet there πŸ™‚

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      Yes and yes!

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