This is a showcase of a pattern series I developed for an ‘Autumnal Meadow’ trend. It is intended to capture the romantic ambience of strolling through a field of tall wild-grass, whilst it is being bathed in a warm, low autumn sun. To evoke this mood I chose to illustrate a selection of fragrant autumnal botanicals and twigs, and scatter amongst them the occasional lazily hovering butterfly. I digitally hand drew all these elements and coloured them in a palette of pale pinks, mustard, navy and brown.
This project was a part of my ongoing collaboration with Kidspattern. If you’d like to learn more about them please visit their website HERE. Alternatively, view the archive of our previous projects HERE, in which I discuss in detail the history and nature of our work.
All clothing-mockups presented here are provided courtesy of Kidspattern and are used for visualisation purposes only.
Pattern Design Development
This pattern was designed for a client’s Autumn-Winter collection, for their girls range (18 to 36 months). Above you can view the final, full print, version of this design that was selected to go into production. The featured elements are small in size, arranged vertically and use total of only 4 colours. Setting these elements over a white background keeps it fresh, universal and particularly suitable for an early autumn release.
Feel free to browse the selection of alternative versions that I’ve attached here too. These versions differ in colour, arrangement of the elements and spacing between them. They also vary in terms of the size that the pattern is presented at, thus altering the type of clothing item it is potential most fitting to use it for. I wanted to fully explore the breadth of the colour palette, so as a starting point I set each of the three main colours within the palette as a background and worked from there to create a trio of distinctive, but related, designs.