Butterfly Meadow

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.