Friday, May 1, 2009

An Idea Hatched at the Textile Show!

The best part of the textile show was seeing the 2010 fashion forecasts which highlighted a subdued palette of natural colors, smokey blues and dusty roses. I was exclaiming that we have that exact color palette in a couple of yarn lines we carry. Light bulb idea...Gasp... what if we brought in a few bolts of natural fabrics to go with the yarns! Linens to go with the organic line! And, maybe my dear friend Judy can design some simple patterns to match the sweaters, tank tops and cami's. Like Blue Sky's cropped cardigan pattern in bone with ivory Capri pants!

Well, I'm here to tell you that Judy's one to act. We left the show for L.A.'s Fashion District where we saw THE palette in linen! Judy bought enough fabric to do samples. We spent the 3-hour train ride home brainstorming ideas, with Judy sketching. We're hoping everyone likes this idea as much as we do and we're also hoping we can pull it off! What do you think?

P.S. The textile show was a bust for notions.

1 comment:

  1. What a great idea! I may have to start sewing again. Can't wait to see the sketches.