Miki and xar137

Miki and xar137

Back to my roots for this pattern today because it draws heavily on mid-century fashion materials dating from the late 1950s into the first years of the following decade.

Before the excesses of the mid-60s, patterns were drawn from pre-war stock but tended to use much more modern and brighter colours. The pattern swatch is shown above and the pattern was used to texture Miki’s dress in six gorgeous colours each of which is taken from the, then current, British Standard mid-century colours.

The colours are on a cotton textured background but based on the following: charcoal, reef red, chocolate, midnight blue, maroon and black. Rather than choose just three for the composite picture as I usually do I was so pleased with the look that I have posted two separate pictures showing three colours on each and therefore used all of the colours that were available.

This is also an outdoor scene using East Terrace and was rendered in Poser and, once again, I am very pleased with the result. The swatch is above but you can see a larger version and both of the composite’s on my Flickr photo stream and the link is here.

Fabric xar110

Fabric xar110

A good fabric design that owes its origin to early mid-century patterns and perhaps with a nod to Victorian design.

This is a very simple leaf pattern with just one design that is repeated and used, for this particular fabric, as a rather small repeat. It is shown here as a swatch but uploaded to Flickr is the material as it might appear used on a dress.

You can click the image above or click here and here to see the full size images on Flickr.