Instead of just one, we'll be visiting two exhibits at the FIT Museum, Fairy Tale Fashion in the upstairs gallery, and Denim: Fashion's Frontier in the larger downstairs gallery. In case you don't already know, the FIT museum is free, so you can save your money for...
We'll be grabbing lunch at 12:30 pm at Panera Bread, just half a block north of the museum. If you've ever attended an August MPB Day, you know that we generally occupy the entire upstairs eating area, so if you're coming late, expect to find us up there. (We usually have a lunchtime pattern swap, but maybe there's something else we might do -- any ideas?)
After lunch, at approximately 1:30 pm, we'll walk roughly ten blocks north for some good old-fashioned...
There are so many great fabric and notions stores to explore in the Garment District, and we'll likely split up into a few groups so everybody gets to visit the stores that interest them most. Expect to hit Paron's, Mood, B&J, AK Fabrics, Pacific Trim, and more!
After shopping, we'll have time for...
Around 5 pm, (depending on the weather) we'll either meet outside in Bryant Park or in a nearby spacious cafe whose name must remain a secret for now. Inside or out, we'll share our purchases, rest our weary feet, and get to know each other better.
At long last, you can dress up in your winter finery for MPB Day. No bug spray or sunblock necessary!
I'll be reminding everyone when we get closer to the date, but please RSVP by sending an email to me at peterlappinnyc at gmail dot com, so I can keep track of who's coming. (If you know you'll be meeting us at lunch, please let me know that too.)
MPB Day Winter Frolic is a free event, but you'll want to bring some money for lunch and fabric shopping.
I'm a native New Yorker and sewing fanatic! I started sewing in 2009 and today make all my own clothes using vintage sewing machines and vintage patterns, in addition to sewing for private clients. Welcome to the warm and whimsical world of Male Pattern Boldness, where the conversation is sewing, style, fashion, fabric, and more!