Making the Cut

Have you started watching Making the Cut? While the format is nothing new, we were stoked about the addition of seamstresses. The ability of a designer to translate their ideas to a seamstress is an important skill set. Did you notice this is the only communication they have? The entire garment failed or succeeded based on the information included in the designers tech packs. While speaking with the contestants, the judges highlighted the importance of being able to sell your brand. They also celebrated a quick save when a garment had to be scraped. We’d like to highlight the fact that you could play aRead More →

get shit done

Get Shit Done. This has been our motto since day one and continues to be a guiding principle. We do not know what the next days and weeks will bring, but we’ll continue to follow this direction for as long as we can. . 3/25/2020 UpdateDue to state mandates, we’ve decided to temporary suspend our production services for a few weeks. Team members that are able will be working from home on design and development services. This includes print design, tech packs, patternmaking, and prototypes. We’ll continue to work with our production partners to get them the products they need when their customers are readyRead More →

flamingo print design

If you follow us on Instagram, you already know how this story goes. A girl goes to the nail salon for a fresh mani pedi, gets some simple nail art, and a few hours later is inspired to create a print design. View this post on Instagram A post shared by JLD-Studios (@jld_studios) on Feb 18, 2020 at 9:27am PST We love this story as it shows you never know how or where inspiration will strike. Of course this print design didn’t start with the results you see. Some creative brain spiraling through Florida, diner seats, and neon signs. Flash on flamingos and pop! ARead More →

2021 print trends

Looking immediately ahead we’re excited for Spring to blossom and hopefully tamp down this virus. But in fashion, we must look much further ahead, to the bright and sunny Spring and Summer of 2021. Today we’re diving into the print trends we expect to see flourish. We might be showing you tiny snapshots here, but Go Big or Go Home is the top take away for next Spring. Once the sun comes out, it should be shining off the biggest boldest prints you’ve seen in a decade. See something you like? Send us an email and arrange a virtual showing of the collection. This isRead More →

In our last post, Why do I need Legging Development, Part 1, we discussed how seemingly simple details can get lost in concept sketches and why tech packs are so important. Today we’re going to tackle garment patterns and prototypes. The next two steps in the development of leggings. The big question, How do you take that sketch and turn it into a legging? The garment pattern is the template we use to do just that! While we use a laser cutter to transfer the information, this picture gives a clearer visual of the process. It’s illustrating the pattern pieces laid out on fabric forRead More →

standout leggings

Dropshipping can be a great way to start up a new brand or website. But let’s face it; it’s a crowded arena! How do you standout in a Dropship Marketplace? Give your customers what they want! If you’ve been in the dropshipping business for a while, you have customer feedback. Mine that data! Start to categorize the comments good and bad, and see where you should make changes. If you’re just getting ready to launch, we can give you some tips. Though we should warn you, we will be a bit biased toward what’s happening in the legging marketplace. 1- Fabric Consistency One of theRead More →

JLD-Studios will be at Premiere Vision New York January 15-16th,  Pier 94, booth i8 in the Design Section. Featuring a fresh collection of prints focused on the latest textile trends in saturated and micro florals, updated scarf layouts, bold geometrics and patterns for a variety of markets. Here’s a sneak peek into the textile trends that inspired our designers. This is just a hint of what we’ll have to show for textile prints at Premiere Vision New York. Stop by and see us in booth i8 to see the full collection.Read More →

This months Women in Business series features Cathy, founder of Ivalieu Pettipants. We met Cathy almost 5 years ago when her brand was just an idea.  We’ve loved watching and helping the idea turn into a business allowing women to be more comfortable and confident when life lifts their skirts.  Read on to learn more about the Ivalieu journey. How did the Ivalieu brand began? Need! After my second child I realized that I had been avoiding wearing skirts and dresses, especially so during the summer. It was too bad, I thought, as a skirt or dress instantly makes me feel more pulled together andRead More →

We are no stranger to 1960’s fashion (check out our previous blog post). We love the bright patterns, interesting silhouettes that this era brought to the fashion industry. Today, we are diving deeper into the history of the man who created the distinctive psychedelic patterns which proliferated during the mid-Sixties as well as his version of “leggings.” Emilio Pucci printed leggings are sensual, effortlessly elegant, and made to liberate a woman’s movement in every situation. Emilio Pucci was born in Naples, Italy on November 20th, 1914 to an illustrious Italian family. He graduated from the Università di Firenze in 1941 with a doctorate in political science, after having attended the UniversityRead More →

When finding the right fit for your leggings, it is important to find the size, fabric and most of all the fit for your body. This makes all of the difference between having a pair of leggings ride up or digging into your waist. Leggings Styles Compression Leggings Compression leggings are great for intense activities like running, kickboxing, or just being the bad-a** woman that you are. It is said that they improve sporting performance, and reduce muscle recovery time. Keep in mind that these leggings are a tighter fit than the usual leggings. Athleisure Leggings Fitted leggings have light compression and usually with wide, flatRead More →

She is an all-star designer, creative, and woman. Jennifer Diana is JLD-Studios Founder and Creative Director. We are so excited to have her on the blog and share her stories on how JLD-Studios began. So why did you created JLD-Studios? Throughout my career in fashion, I’ve always been passionate about finding a way to create more jobs in the US.  Initially, we started as a freelance business servicing the apparel industry in apparel development and textile design. Over the years we’ve been able to build a team of hardworking women that together excel in all areas of full product development through manufacturing. Those women areRead More →

As a women-owned and women-operated business, we love to support others like us on this journey. Our first Women in Business feature is Lorica Clothing, founded by Elie Hutchinson. Today, Elie will talk about the story behind her brand and what’s in store for the future. Describe Lorica Clothing in 3 words: For Every Warrior What inspired you to start Lorica Clothing? Ever since I paged through my brother’s Dungeons and Dragons manuals as a kid, I’ve been smitten with images of epic heroes and flashing steel. If I had my way, I’d just wear full plate armor casually in my daily life. But inRead More →