My collection for BabyLegs is now available for wholesale. I'm really proud of this collection. It's the first collection I've ever designed completely on my own. I only had minimal oversite from the owner of the company on my designs, and felt I had full creative freedom to design whatever I wanted. At previous jobs, I always felt I had to make changes to designs that made them worse, or that my best designs were not accepted for development. But I always wondered, was my boss right, or was I? If I was given the freedom, would I do a terrible job? I have to say, with this collection, I really impressed myself. I can't believe how great my designs are.
I've always loved interesting knitwear and beautiful patterns and colors. I was able to pull all of my loves together into a wonderful collection. For inspiration, I did a big shopping trip and about lots of beautiful samples at the University Place mall-- an upscale shopping center here in Seattle with some really beautiful kids shops. Hannah Andersson is a big inspiration-- they had some amazing tights that totally inspired me. I also looked a lot at the trends from StyleSight, although many of them were too dark for BabyLegs. I used them as guidelines, but brightened them considerably. I also looked a lot at Print & Pattern, my favorite source for inspiration.
I will share more images from the collection when they become available for sale on the BabyLegs website in August. If you would like to buy wholesale and see the wholesale catalog now, shoot me an email or contact the BabyLegs sales team http://www.babylegs.com/ or info [at] babylegs.com