October 2, 2009

Textile show and plaids

And just like that it's Friday! This planet of ours must be rotating at a much faster rate than normal, or at least just for this week it did.

Yesterday, my mom and I went to the LA textile show. As always, it didn't disappoint. This time I made a few stops at some booths that I don't normally visit. I took a few risks with my buying and I'm excited to share my finds with you all in the upcoming months when the goods arrive. I also got a chance to visit The Fashion Bookstore located in the California Market Center. I'm glad I saved this for last, because I'm sure I never would have left the bookstore had this been my first stop of the day. Every design, craft, pattern drafting, draping, sketch, trend forecast book was in there. I can totally justify buying every single book I picked up. However, I exhibited extreme self discipline and waited until I got home to call the bookstore and order the books ;)

A not so surprising trend at LA Mart was all of the plaid. Is it just me or is plaid not looking particularly scrumptious this season? I've even seen plaid tights, which are not so scrumptious on me.
Above is a peek at one of my new designs for the shop. I've made four of them, three of which are made with plaid material. I can't convey how excited I am about this new "item". It's not an apron nor is it a dress. As soon as I get some pics, I'll post about it. I'm also working on another version of the design and when I'm all finished I'll do a shop update with the goods. I'm looking forward to sharing.

Have a great weekend!



jacqueline said...

Jamie, you make me sooo curious on your new project! I love plaid and i am really looking forward to your new design! Have a lovely merry happy weekend and love to you!

Wendy said...

jamie, can you tell me the name of that book you were telling me about with tmj exercises..."pain free" or something like that? Also who is the author? Gonna try your white chili tomorrow, finally some weather for it!


lucky knitter said...

I love plaid, always have. I can't wait to see what you are working on! :)