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I'm Mad for Plaid

This season! Seriously. Plaid is always visible but this season it's in even more than usual, thanks in part to Dolce and Gabbana's tribute to the Queen Mother in their Fall 2008 collections. I love me a good trend, so I'm churning out my own plaids this season. Here is a peek:




You can never go wrong with gray. I livened up the neutral color by giving the shirt some modern elements, like the bell sleeves raglan sleeves (layer this over a form-fitting long sleeved top for warmth) and hand-pleated collar. It reminds me of a reconstructed uniform, which adds to its appeal. I can make this in other sizes up to French size 44, so if you'd like one in a larger size please let me know and I'll do it for you.

Incidentally, this top was featured on the front page of Etsy, and I think that's pretty cool!

And here's something brand-spankin'-new, that I just made yesterday:




I bought the white on black plaid fabric for my fall/winter clothing designs, and decided to use some of it to make a large bag for the back-to-school season, when a big bag is a must. It's a fantastic bubble shaped bag with black on black stitch detailing on the strap and top. I based this design upon my big city bag, so it's nice and roomy for carrying around all your gear. I love that it folds practically flat and isn't a space hog for storing away; it doesn't expand until it has things in it.


Moving just a little bit away from the plaid but sticking to the big and roomy bags for the back to school and back to work season, check this out:




This week I had to pull out my trench coat (thank you, rain) and the basic details on my coat inspired the elements of this bag. I based the design upon my really big bags, so it's nice and roomy for carrying around all your gear. Not only is it stylishly minimalistic, fabulously neutral and large enough to hold everything you need to take with you, it's super functional with its interior swivel hook for keys, interior zipped pocket and interior patch pocket with two sections and pen slip.

Incidentally, this bag was also featured on the front page of Etsy, and I think that's pretty cool! Thanks for looking and a big thank you to those who support my work and creativity!
Posted on September 19, 2008 |

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