At a few points during the trip (also thanks to dotting down shop adresses in my notebook long long before we went) I managed to squeeze some (sewing related) shopping into our busy schedule. Here are some of the shopping highlights (to cover them all would cost multiple blogs..:-) )
1. Mood Fabrics, 225 W 37th Street
This was the absolute nr. 1 on my shopping wish list, and I managed to squeeze in there with my mum 45 minutes before closing, while my hubbie and mother-in-law went ahead to the restaurant (the fantastic Mooncake). It was a little hard to find so I was very happy with my preparations. Here you can see me drooling over silks next to Project Runway contestant Koo-an who works there! I bought three opaque silks there to make blouses with.
I wanted to check if Pins & Needles had Christine Haynes' Emery Dress pattern that I had my eye on (and perhaps other cool notions), and I went there after the Metropolitan Museum. It's a sweet little shop with a lot of cute quilting fabrics and notions, and offers a number of patterns from indie designers (Colette, Sewaholic, etc), but
unfortunately they didn't offer any Christine Haynes patterns anymore (so of course I immediately ordered the pattern online). I bought Clover pencils, a set of ballpoint needles, this cutesie fabric and beautiful ribbon for a trim somewhere.
My husband sighed: 'Are you happy now?' And went to his usual routine on my once-a-year Anthro splurge: sitting in the corner of the fitting room while I went in there with over 20 items. And now my mum and mother in law were there too doing exactly the same thing! So much fun! The three of us bought the same embroidered black pencil skirt (among other things..). We will have to make a wearing schedule for the holidays!
Totally not sewing related but what a fantastic spot. The High Line (old train line turned to park by neighborhood hipsters) was part of our last morning in the city and we all loved it. Gained a lot of inspiration for our new garden! If you have any interest in food, go to the Chelsea Market at 14th street. I bought the cookbook with recipes from all the food stalls there, and so far everything is YUMMIE!
What is your favourite city? What do you love most about it?