I've been burning the midnight oil on my fabric designs for the past month and things are beginning to come together. I have thrown out twice as many patterns as I have kept but I'm narrowing down the final selections. We want to have 40 distinct patterns available in the collection available in several color ways all on organic grounds.
It's quite a challenge to try to create designs that are classic but still address current trends. I think this may be one of the most difficult projects I have ever taken on but it has also been very rewarding.
I've learned many new skills on photoshop, although I still have a lot of room for improvement and I've learned a bit about using watercolors. It's also given me a whole new appreciation for the talented designers who have created all of the beautiful fabrics that I used over the many years of my carreer. I had no idea the amount of work that goes in to creating one pattern. The man hours are staggering!
I am supposed to receive a new batch of test strike offs on Tuesday so I will share them with you then. We are experimenting with different ground cloths and colors right now and then I will fine tune all of the motifs and we'll be ready for a final print.
The first patterns of the collection will be unveiled at the International Window Fashions Expo in Atlanta May 12. I can't wait!!! I hope many of you will be there to help me celebrate.
On another note, I know I have been drowing you with shameless self promotionlately but:
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