I'm a bit behind with this post, but still wanted to share my assignment from last week for Lilla Rogers' class. We explored the Baby Apparel market, which is a new territory for me. My work is a somewhat whimsical and kid-friendly, but I haven't ever specifically created work for the baby market. Lilla's also teaching us the importance of creating work from separate icons, which is a bit of a different approach for me. So, in a really fun challenge, we were to create a design and a few coordinates with a "camping" theme that could be applied to textiles and other baby apparel. I tried to push myself to simplify imagery to would read graphically and translate to various formats while still keeping the quality of my natural style. I had a lot of fun with this, especially with color palette and creating the coordinate patterns. A few images here of the process, sketches, and final presentation.
I was so excited to find out last week that the pattern I designed and submitted to Spoonflower's Mardi Gras-inspired fabric-of-the-week contest won! That means that the design is now available to the public for sale as fabric!
I have looked at Spoonflower's site for awhile, always wanting to become part of the community because I find it so inspiring! And as I've gotten more interested in pattern-making, it seems like a natural place to apply my work. But I never expected to win one of the contests—especially not the first repeat pattern I ever made!
Thanks to the Spoonflower community for voting! Can't wait to contribute more designs!
Click here to order!And HAppy Mardi Gras, all!