Thursday, February 21, 2013

Crazy Quilt -- Cotton Stripe Percale

This skirt is one of my NYC sewing creations.
It wasn't all that flattering so I didn't hold onto it for too long.

I can clearly "see" myself, standing in my apartment at 108th + Riverside, wearing this. I'm in the doorway of the livingroom/studio. Not sure why this memory is so strong...

The apartment was nice, for Manhattan. One bedroom, ground floor, on the corner with a view of Riverside Park and New Jersey beyond. We had sunlight! And, this is going to make every New Yorker cringe, the rent was $375/mo. Even in 1977, that was cheap.

I wrote a letter to it last year for a Sketchbook Project, the post is here.