Group blogger selfie at the McCall Pattern Company Open House and Trunk Show event.

This Tuesday we hosted an open house and trunk show for a small group of NYC-area bloggers, sewing educators, sewing writers, and sewing fans. First we took everybody on a tour of our headquarters, showing them everything from the patternmaking department to the photo studio. Then we gave them a mini trunk show of the garments from our fall pattern lines, including several pieces from the latest Vogue Patterns collection. After that, we all gathered in our fabric library for mingling and talking about our favorite things—sewing and patterns!

We had such a good time hosting this event that we’re considering holding a few trunk shows around the country. But the next place you’ll definitely see us is at the American Sewing Expo in September. We have a booth and are sponsoring a number of events. Hope to see you there!

Photo from McCall Pattern Company's open house & trunk show, July 2014.

Mingling in the Fabric Library.

Photo from McCall Pattern Company's open house & trunk show, July 2014.

We love that so many guests wore our patterns!

Photo from McCall Pattern Company's open house & trunk show, July 2014.

Getting a closer look at Vogue Pattern 8991 jacket by Claire Shaeffer.

Frank Rizzo, president and CEO of the McCall Pattern Company, welcoming guests.

Frank Rizzo, president and CEO of the McCall Pattern Company, welcoming guests.

photo from the McCall Pattern Company Open House & Trunk Show, July 2014.

Vogue Patterns Magazine editor Kathy Marrone showing guests the muslin for V9040 coat, as part of her talk on the steps to making a pattern.

Melissa Watson, McCall pattern designer, explaining her design process to guests at McCall's open house and trunk show.

Melissa Watson, one of McCall’s licensees, explaining her design process and how she works with McCall’s.

Guests at McCall's open house touring the NYC headquarters.

Walking through the patternmaking area at McCall’s.

Guests at the McCall Pattern Company open house & trunk show.

Group shot in our photo studio. Loved having these people here!