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PR Day 2013 - New York Style! - Little Black Dress Party hosted by Elliot Berman TextilesBy Deepika on 11/14/13 11:30 AM

On November 8th, Elliot Berman Textiles hosted a Little Black Dress Party to celebrate PatternReview's 12th anniversary. And do they know how to throw a party or what! Attendees will agree with me when I say it was beyond anyone's expectations. Complete with balloons, banners, generous prizes, wine, delicious food and even Champagne - Matthew and Eugenia thought of everything!

While we mingled and inspected each others LBDs (or LRD in my case), Eugenia gathered everyone for a contest. I picked the two teams of 5 while Eugenia explained the rules. In 15 minutes or less both teams were supposed to create a one of a kind cocktail outfit for 2020 using scraps of fabrics provided to them. What fun! Reminded me of the "fabric contest" we used to have at PR weekends.

While the contestants got to work, Eugenia invited some of us for a "guess the fiber content" game. I was close but not quite. That was followed by trivia. Did you know that the first Fashion Magazine was printed in Germany!


It was time for us to pick the winning team and although it was a difficult decision, team Liesl won.


And of course since this was a Little Black Dress party, we had to have a fashion show! Can you guess who won?

But the most fun for me was to talk to so many of you. I am more inspired then ever to sew even more.


And again, since you all tell a much better story than I do, here are some of the write-ups for this event.

Clio & Phineas

Male Pattern Boldness


vacuuming the lawn

Elliot Berman Textiles, Thank YOU for a FANTASTIC party! Can't wait for next year.

This just in!!! Courtesy Elliot Berman Textiles


Video from the party.


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AnneM said... (11/19/13 9:18 AM) Reply
Great pictures, love the Elliott Berman Textiles slideshow also. Congrates to Peter & Cathy on winning the LBD contest. Looks like fun, and what great fabrics! :)
Pj3g said... (11/15/13 8:41 PM) Reply
Oh, this looks like it was the MOST FUN!!! Really wish I could've been there! Peter, that is a fantastic dress you made for Cathy! Too bad you had to babysit and couldn't be there to see her win! :) And to whoever made the video--loved it!!!
sdbower said... (11/15/13 6:22 PM) Reply
I had a great time. Went back to Elliott Berman Textiles on Tuesday as planned, and those two fabrics I wanted were still there waiting for me, and, I was lucky enough to get there right after a new shipment came in!!! So three rayon knits and a drop dead gorgeous Chanel wool are now in my possession :-)
j Renee Design said... (11/15/13 12:00 PM) Reply
It was very fun! Too bad I needed to leave before the real fun started (game, fashion show, etc.), but it was fun to meet a few PR ladies as well as Deepika! P.S. I took the lower right photo in the first collage. ;)
Peter in NYC said... (11/14/13 9:34 PM) Reply
I loved that video!
carolynw said... (11/14/13 12:33 PM) Reply
I love all the photos - Deepika you were a stand out in your LRD and am so happy to see that Peter's cousin Cathy attended - she is one leggy gal!

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