NYC trip

July 21, 2011

So yesterday I rode in the train from Harrisburg to New York City to meet with Burdastyle! I'm working with them on a special project/collaboration. And since Brian takes the train to Philly every day for work, I had someone to chat with half up and half back. So that worked out like awesome sauce;)

I met with the project manager Jamie Lau, who is just darling! I'm so psyched to be working with her. The moment I arrived she helped me make a snappy little espresso and introduced me to all the Burdastyle staff who I've only known in avatar form;)

After our big meeting, Jamie walked me through the garment district including all the most popular shops, B&J, Mood. I bought a cute little ice-cream plaid fabric for $17 a yard (see top). I'd never pay that here but I figured what the heck it's NY. And I think it was worth it because it has inspired me to FINALLY make a new dress. I just have to get the kids bunks upstairs once and for all so I can finish my craft room.

I also got a look at their first book which will be coming out soon! And I can safely say, it's definitely worth the wait! So many amazing projects! So much eye candy. Just like Burdastyle! It's definitely on my must-own list of sewing books.

I'll probably be heading back to the Burdastyle offices in the beginning of August, so I'll update you more then!

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16 {comments}:

Ana said... Best Blogger Tips

How exciting!! I can't wait to see what you design with the fabric!

Meghan said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm thrilled that you're working with Burdastyle on a special project! That must be so much fun! Best of luck to you. =)

Emma said... Best Blogger Tips

Lucky you!

Andrea said... Best Blogger Tips

Exciting! Can't wait to see what the project is!

cloudbruja06 said... Best Blogger Tips

Oooooo exciting :D. I'm quite jealous of your visit to Mood. God I love that place (the one time I went there).

Abigail said... Best Blogger Tips

So depending when in August I would totally, absolutely LOVE to go to NYC with you. Let me know;)

BluBabesCreate said... Best Blogger Tips

I can now see the reason why you are my mother's, "lesbian crush."

magdamagda said... Best Blogger Tips

must have been quite a day! I love how all the fabrics have samples attached, it definitely makes it easier to swim through all those!.. not that I'd ever want it to end!...

Ashley said... Best Blogger Tips

That's awesome, hope you enjoyed every second of it. :)

sewfunbymonique said... Best Blogger Tips

What a great opportunity! I would have bought the ice cream plaid, too! :)

Susan (Between Naps On The said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Kathleen,
What a fun trip!
Kathleen, I e-mailed you...could you email me and let me know if you received it. Thanks!

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Sachiko said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh! Going to NY for fabric shopping is one of my dreams!! I bet you had an awesome time there. :)

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

It's awesome news! So jealous right now :)

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