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NYC bday trip plans

Here is a list of things that I want to do while in NYC staying up in the Upper East Side

[lower east side]
Katz's Deli (open) * must have pastrami *
Trash and Vaudeville (open)

[central park]
Costume Institute at the MET (Sunday afternoon)

ACavallo (Sat night)

[fashion dist]
Fabric Shopping! (Sat 12-4)

Dinner with Erica/Mark on Sunday night, maybe up by Columbia?



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Oct. 10th, 2007 06:32 pm (UTC)
Count me in...
... for Sunday afternoon at the Met. You have my cellphone number, so once you're in town you can let me know about the timing and I'll meet you there.
Oct. 10th, 2007 06:33 pm (UTC)
so your birthday in NYC is this weekend not last weekend?

i'm going to be in NYC this weekend too -- i don't know what my schedule is, but i should figure things out with karen :)
Oct. 10th, 2007 06:57 pm (UTC)
I got burned by the observance of C day over to Monday even though it is actually on the 12th :)

I haven't heard anything from Boots yet. We are staying cross town from her around 70th and 2nd.
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Oct. 11th, 2007 02:15 pm (UTC)
Re: The Costume Institute!!
Yup, that's what I'm talkin' about Willis :)

*kisses back*
Oct. 11th, 2007 03:18 pm (UTC)
this is what I want to do...
Cosmetic Market
Category: Cosmetics & Beauty Supply [Edit]
Neighborhood: Manhattan/Murray Hill
9 E 39th St
(between 5th Ave & Madison Ave)
New York, NY 10016
(212) 725-3625

Maybe on Friday sometime? Or if you don't want to go, I could do it while you're lost in fabric land...
Oct. 14th, 2007 06:11 am (UTC)
I recognize you from posting on corsetmakers.
ainos2 and I were discussing sewing machines and she mentioned you had a Singer 29-4. I sew on leather a ton and I am looking for a good heavy duty machine. Would you mind a little "shop talk"?
Oct. 14th, 2007 01:18 pm (UTC)
sure. The 29-4 is a specialized machine for boot patching. It has a very skinny freearm and there is no feeddogs. It has a walking foot that can do a 360 deg turn. The big thing that you need to know about the machine is that it has tiny tiny bobbins due to the skinny free arm.
Oct. 15th, 2007 12:13 am (UTC)
Thanks for your time and info!
In general, do you like the 29-4? What do you think of it's value for corsetmaking? I saw one for a really good price but I wasn't sure if that free-arm would be a help or a pain in the ass :)
It sooooo narrow and the lack of feed-dogs makes me rather suspicious. I am convinced that it runs on black magic ;)

Also, if you don't mind, what type of thread works best? Is it necessary to use upholstery type thread or will regular weight stuff work also?

This machine makes me want to create shoes!

Oct. 15th, 2007 05:53 pm (UTC)
there is no removable foot, so no way of inserting bones via zipper foot. they keep value very well. 400 to 500 bucks is good for one in good mech shape.

requires special needles and usually uses thicker thread like the topstitching weight but it can support much thicker
Oct. 15th, 2007 11:05 pm (UTC)
Very cool. Unfortunately I lost the bid but I'll keep my eye open for another :)
Thanks again!
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