Don't get me wrong -- I'm not independently wealthy and I don't buy a whole new wardrobe every season or anything. But I do usually spend a couple hundred dollars about twice a year. I don't know if I'm hard on my clothes or what, but I tend to wear them out/stain them -- especially t-shirts and blouses.(Flat shoes, too, but I don't intend to make any of those. I'm a slacker.)
To this end, I bought several new patterns from Sewaholic and Collette and I already have some "Big Four" patterns in my stash. And I bought several lovely patterns in Seattle. Unlike the majority of sewists I know, my fabric stash is nearly nonexistent, but I have patterns galore (OK, I have like 20).
Protip: Joining Pattern Review gets you a month trial membership to their Friends of Pattern Review program. I saved a ton! You get like a 10 percent discount -- so I bought all my new patterns from there. I probably should be ashamed for not buying them directly from the lovely ladies who made them, but girlfriend loves a sale.
Anyway, this weekend (!!) I'm headed to New York City for a sewing blogger meetup at Mood organized by Lauren and I am SO EXCITED.
I told Greg at least six times yesterday how excited I was.
I'm kind of a pain in the ass when I'm looking forward to something, I can't lie.
I got us a hotel room for the night using a hotels.com 10 percent discount. Apparently I'm loving the 10 percent discounts lately, huh? Our hotel is right in the garment district near Mood. I've got a couple other places I want to visit, too. House of Spandex maybe? The name alone intrigues me.
We also want to get some good food and maybe hang out with some friends if they're available.
But mainly, I'm really excited to meet some sewing bloggers and go fabric shopping.
My goal -- and it's a fairly lofty one -- is to participate in Me-Made May. For the uninitiated, Me-Made May involves an entire month of wearing at least one self-made item of clothing every day.
I've got two months to make enough clothing to wear for the month of May. I think I can totally do it! I have more clothing than I've posted on the blog (gotta get on that, sorry...)
Now the most important thing on my mind: What should I wear for the meetup?