Time to make my final decisions and pick up the samples that have been made for next season. I’ll take these samples back stateside and review with our patternmaker and fit model in New York City. At Cape Madras we put an emphasis on fit because we know that no matter how great our fabric and styles might be, if they don’t fit, it really doesn’t matter. Next season we are introducing a Wrap Skirt (great for travel and just a quick coverup), Patio Pants (just really floppy bell bottoms), Hepburn Pant (yes, like the cigarette pant you see Kate and Audrey always wearing in old movies), and a Men’s Bathing Suit. We are also developing a line of home goods – madras pillows, madras duvets, and a madras cover for a yoga ball.
Lot of photos of Bala and me in the factory, village streets, cutting table and with the patchers. It's always a little sad on the last day because it will be about 6 months before I'm back. Jenna