Multi-Coloured Mid-Century Inspired Fabric pattern:

Mid-century inspired pattern

Multi-Coloured Mid-Century Inspired Fabric pattern:

Mid-century inspired pattern

Multi-Coloured Mid-Century Inspired Fabric pattern Swatch

This particular pattern was inspired by wall covering designs from the 1960s and 70s, a period when circular motifs were very much in the ascendancy.

Rather than create a formal, regular pattern, I have chosen to create something that is a little subtler and plays more with the colours. And according to my notes of the design the colours that I used were chocolate, mustard, poppy red, orange, pacific blue and, as you can see, canary yellow.

As a matter of interest, I did try the pattern as wallpaper and it looked very 1970s and quite good but I did prefer it as a fashion fabric design.

Several people have asked me and the model was exported from Daz 3D (I think it was Genesis 2). The set was built in Cinema 4D, which program was used for the render, and the pattern was created 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

Black And Red Top

Mid-century inspired pattern

Black And Red Top

Mid-century inspired pattern

Black And Red Top Swatch

I was pleased with the way my new mannequins looked and so I decided to create a mid-century inspired design especially just for one of them.

This design owes a lot to mid-century ideas and uses colours from the British Standard in use in the United Kingdom mid-century. The motif is influenced by 1970s elements, the sort that were used extensively in the UK.

I teamed it with a leather look pair of pants and I was pleased with the contrast that it created. The swatch, incidentally, shows the colour scheme the way I created it originally.

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

Another Day Another Top

Mid-century inspired pattern

Another Day Another Top

The set that I used for the top I showcased yesterday was created from a compete shop front called ‘The Mannequin Shop Window’. It was what I wanted but it was a little cumbersome to use so I thought to create something a little lighter and easier for my 3D program to manage.

This is the result. It is a mid-century design that I have placed on the model’s top and I am a little happier both with the result and how easy it was to create and manage the image.

For those that are interested in such things, the background colour is mid-century daybreak while the colours used for the pattern are recorded in my notes as black, middle brown, orange and poppy red – all of which are genuine mid-century hues.

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

Black And White Top

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Black And White Top

Mid-century inspired pattern

Black And White Top Swatch

As I said I would, I used the black and (almost) white mid-century inspired design as a fashion fabric and I was pleased with the result.

One thing I had to do was to make some small changes to the pattern to make it look less spaced and a little more busy. As it stood it was ideal for a large area like a curtain but it began to look a little lonely used on a top so I added another little swirl. The result of this is a fabric that really does look better because the larger motifs are more connected.

I forgot to say before that the mannequin was created in Daz 3D and then imported into a Cinema 4D set and the pattern (and all my patterns recently) was created 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

Fun Mix Fashion

mid-century inspired fashion design

Fun Mix Fashion

midcentury inspired fashion print design

Fun Mix Fashion Swatch

As promised in the earlier post today I have been experimenting with the idea of producing, once again, a fashion fabric design.

I have tried this several times before and although I have had some reasonable success I have never been totally satisfied with the result. Today, however, I have been able to produce something that I think I will be satisfied with, particularly when I have had the chance to fully digest the image that I have produced and perhaps tweak some of the setting.

The fabric design is the design that I showed earlier and is a fun mix containing, although not intentionally, a monster. In case you are new to this blog, the dress is the rather nice Paige 1950s dress and the figure behind it is a Genesis figure although I regret I’m not sure which one as the figure was taken some time back from Daz into Cinema 4D.

As ever, you can also see larger versions of this and my other work on my Flickr page which is here.