Aff539 Dress

Having been able, at last, to produce a set that enables me to showcase fashion fabrics, I thought I would straight away use this design as a material for a dress.

The set that I have used is very similar to the previous example but with a different item of clothing although the model is the same. The design for the dress uses 1970s inspired motifs and also the colouring is very close to that which would have been used in the United Kingdom at that time.

I did experiment with the scale and decided that, because this is a Belle Epoque 2 pattern, it looks best at the scale shown.

If you wish, you can also see larger versions of this and, of course, my other designs and patterns for interiors on my Flickr page, a link to which is here.

Aff536 As Dress Material

I am pleased to say that I now have three mannequin sets that I can use for fashion patterns and the image here shows one of them which uses as a texture the pattern that I showed yesterday.

This set is a reworking of a mannequin set that I have used previously but now the texture on the dress is fully scalable. This was not possible before and it limited my ability but now that this problem has been solved, I am ready to go.

The figure and the dress are from Daz, a Genesis 2 figure, while the set is constructed in Cinema 4D. In addition, I have tweaked the lighting to give, hopefully, a better final result.

If you wish, you can also see larger versions of this and, of course, my other designs and patterns for interiors on my Flickr page, a link to which is here.

Aff423 Fashion Top

Going back to the post that I posted last, this design was created from the outset for the purpose of being a fashion fabric for a top and for the model shown in the illustration above.

This particular illustration is a scene that takes place in a bus shelter and is in the process of design and construction and so the image shown above is a small section so that both I and you can see the pattern on a garment and so get an idea of the way that it will look.

The motif and the colours are both from my extended mid-century palette although the way the design is constructed is quite universal and so it could be a modern design, or it could equally have been produced, I feel, during the 1960s or possibly earlier in the United Kingdom.

I am pleased to be able to get back to using these figures, which come from Daz Studio, in order to create artwork that shows off the designs that I’m making in the way in which I intended them to look.

Mid-Century Dress Pattern Design

Mid-century inspired pattern

Mid-Century Dress Pattern Design

Mid-century inspired pattern

Mid-Century Dress Pattern Design Swatch

I was pleased with the mannequins I could make with Daz and then with Cinema 4D but I was not quite so pleased with the clothing that I used. The problem was not that the clothing was badly made, quite the contrary, it is made perfectly well but the way it is made does not suit the way I work.

However, some experimentation with the new version of Daz has resulted in a much better look for my designs. This is a Genesis 2 character and the dress is the X2 dress which has a simpler construction and so the fabric design does not have to stretch and so distort across the dress. The result is a much more natural and pleasing look.

This pattern is 1950’s influenced in the use and construction of the motifs but the colours used are from my newly extended palette and intended to represent those colours used in the latter half of the 1960s. The difference is that they are brighter and more saturated giving the fabric design a much more colourful and, I hope, pleasing look.

If you would like to see larger versions of these designs and my other work then you can do so on my Flickr page, a link to which is here.

Watching You Pattern

Mid-century inspired pattern

Watching You Pattern

Mid-century inspired pattern

Watching You Pattern Swatch

Now that I have my mannequins sorted and working well, I am enjoying creating fashion fabric patterns again since these are very different and offer quite a challenge.

This design is based around mid-century themes and uses colours from the mid-century palette to produce a bold, no-nonsense and rather eye-catching fabric. The background is crimson while the motif colours are cyclamen, moss green, anchusa (it’s a flower), canary, Post Office red, magnolia and chocolate – all from the mid-century palette. That is a lot of colours and looking at the design I can see most of them so it must be right.

To list the credits again; the model is from Daz Studio (it’s a Genesis figure), the set (such as it is) is my own, created and rendered in Cinema 4D and the all-important pattern was designed in Affinity Designer.

If you would like to see larger versions of these designs and my other work then you can do so on my Flickr page, a link to which is here

Mid-Century Multicolour

Mid-century inspired pattern

Mid-Century Multicolour

Mid-century inspired pattern

Mid-Century Multicolour Swatch

The 1950s saw a flood of new and inventive designs which were quite different and, in a way, revolutionary. At first, they were too far from the normal appetite but they began to appeal to more and more people as the decade progressed.

This design, created with Affinity Designer, was intended as a fashion pattern to use as a dress fabric on my new mannequins that I have created from Daz Studio and imported into Cinema 4D. The colours used are typical mid-century hues of chocolate, middle brown, orange, marine blue and then magnolia and lovely nightshade for the flowers.

This design uses similar motifs and colours to those used mid-century although I have tried to give this today’s much more modern and vibrant look. I wanted to create a large pattern and after some experimentation I decided on the scale that you see above which I think looks both refined and appealing.

If you would like to see larger versions of these designs and my other work then you can do so on my Flickr page, a link to which is here

Tree And Leaf

Mid-century inspired pattern

Tree And Leaf

Mid-century inspired pattern

Tree And Leaf Swatch

I’m pleased now with the way that the models, or should I say mannequins, are looking and behaving on my new set for showcasing the patterns for fashion.

This pattern is, once again, a design that was created which uses mid-century colours and motifs and so would not look out of place in a mid-century catalogue. The background colour is nightshade while the motifs use brass, poppy red, fiesta blue, flake grey and Paris green. The stroke is either chocolate or magnolia.

As well as using this pattern for fashion, I also tried it as a furnishing fabric design and was surprised that it worked so well. You can see the result in the other images on my Flickr page.

If you would like to see larger versions of these designs and my other work then you can do so on my Flickr page, a link to which is here