And I also went to NYC for nearly two weeks which was/is the highlight of my summer. I did make a black dress for New York (which I didn't wear in the end cause it was too hot) but I've not got around taking pics of it yet, update to follow when I'm back on the right time-zone and get the pictures sorted (and maybe re-do the hem ...)
But New York, it was amazing. I fell in love with the City, the noise, the lights, the Brooklyn hipster markets, Central Park, the garment district, yummy sushi and just everything. I wasn't so organised that I would have booked a sewing lesson with the lovely Gertie, but they say you need to leave something to come back for and in a way I felt like I needed a break from sewing for a while. But I did visit the garment district and was over-whelmed by all the lovely stores and haberdashery you could find there. I went easy on the sewing shopping and only got a Simplicity pattern 2547 (I see sugar skulls!), some fray glue (which never seems to be in stock in Finland) and a french curve that could easily double up as a machete ...
Adorable vintage Singer in a shop window
One of my fave NYC finds
I was also eyeing up a scissor necklace, but decided against it for some reason. Needless to say I'm now kicking myself, well maybe next time. So tell me what have you been up to all summer?