Friday, February 27, 2015

P&B Textile Design Competition Entry

After much stress, designing and decisions I finally decided which color and design to submit for the P&B Textiles and Pattern Observer Textile Design Competition.  I was determined I wanted diagonal stripes for the coordinate, how hard could they be right???? Well it was a steep learning curve due in part to my older version of Photoshop.  I did however find a fantastic video tutorial for help in getting this finished. Illustratoring has lots of other great classes and tutorials as well. . The main floral pattern is from flower photos taken in my moms garden. I prefer to use my own images and photos in all my designs. I tried to use colors that were picked popular for spring 2015 and that would be bright and pretty.  I had several colorways and designs I really loved but finally narrowed it down to this one. So here it is :)  Now to wait to hear who the top 10 are by the 13th of March!

My Image Magazine now has PDF Patterns

If you aren't familiar with My Image and Young Image pattern magazines you should go check them out. The magazine has pattern sheets in which you trace the size and pattern you need for 16 different patterns.  These are a lot like Ottobre pattern magazines if you are familiar with them.  My Image has now come out with new PDF patterns. You can get them here  I had the opportunity to go over these patterns and I think we are looking at some new hits.  The patterns include the option to print the pieces you need and just directly cut them out, or you can print a pattern sheet that you trace like in the magazines. These patterns have a little different style for their instructions, they are not page after page of detailed instructions and pictures but the instructions will get the pattern accomplished and save on ink and paper in the process. You can also email them if you have any trouble with the patterns the customer service is great. Please note that their emails can sometimes go to your junkmail accounts so please check there if needed. The new PDF patterns will get you a head start on summer.  They include the Jet Dress, Chayenne Jumpsuit and Kim Trousers. And the best part of this!  A COUPON CODE for 1 FREE PDF pattern. Use code "coveredbydesign7834".