Fabric xar120

Fabric xar120

All right, I have to be honest, this is not a mid-century design but more of a modern one and I created it primarily to try out the 3D illustration that I have produced which you will see shortly.

The design is, in fact, a simple one yet it does look very nice both as a large repeat and also in the small. As a fabric it would look good as a fashion material and I also saw it, when I created it, as a suitable fabric for curtaining and also for furnishing. We will see in the future how this works out.

As ever, the image above is a small one and the four swatches can be seen on Flickr by looking at my photo stream here.

Fabric Xar117

Fabric Xar117

Today we have a geometrical pattern again for a fabric which uses designs from the early years of the 50s decade and later 60s but is designed to be used in the small.

I like large designs but small is useful also and a lot of small designs were used in those decades. These are rather predicable colours but the small patterns look good and show up the shape of the dress and also catch the light well. The images are very true to life I think and represent well the way that the pattern would look.

Once again you can see the design on Flickr presented by my model, Miki, by going to the main page here.

Fabric Xar116

Fabric Xar116

This is another rather geometrical design for a fabric which owes a lot to the early years of the 50s decade and later 60s.

Shown on Flickr in three colours, this design is rather ‘straight up and straight down’ yet presents itself with a simplicity that is hard not to like. Of the three colours I think black looks the best but I was disappointed not to be able to get the belt to look a little better. This is my fault rather than the program.

You can see the design on Flickr by going to the main page here. Several people asked me if the photos were available as wide screen and, in fact, they are. The program produces them in an (almost) widescreen format so I have cropped them 16:9 and they are there, too – go and have a look.

Fabric xar112

Fabric xar112

This is another pattern based on and inspired by mid-century designs but which is much more a 21st-century pattern mainly because of the colours.

You can see the Swatch above and a larger version on Flickr here together with the same image that I used yesterday but using this material here.

Once again this is a pattern that lends itself to a business or every day article of clothing.

Fabric xar111

Fabric xar111

This is a really nice fabric designed as a fashion fabric and incorporating many design aspects that make it definitely mid-century and the sort of fabric that would have been used for everyday work dresses and the like.

Once again I have incorporated the fabric into a 3-D scene created in Poser. For those that are interested, the scene was created entirely from elements that are available in Poser 9. Importantly, the walls, windows and the door are created from the ‘Pick’ products which are really a Do-it-yourself assembly kit for building rooms, or for that matter, complete houses.

I have modified the lighting from the scene I used yesterday and I think that this new lighting provides a little more realism. Obviously, I am not after complete photo realism since the scene is used just to highlight the fabric design but, of course, a little realism does not hurt.

You can see the swatch by clicking the link above or you can see the larger version of the swatch by clicking here and you can see Miki wearing a dress created from the fabric by clicking here. The links take you to my photostream on Flickr.