Creating & Motherhood
Behind the Scenes · 24. November 2021
This blog post will be a bit different. It won't be about techniques, patterns or collections. I am writing this to share my point of view as a mom & designer or designer & mom.
Patterns and Alleys
Surface Pattern Design · 16. November 2021
Creating a balanced pattern can be quite challenging. Especially when the repeat is obvious or we see "alleys". What are these? In this blog post, I'll tell you a bit about them and show you ways of fixing or avoiding them.

Patterns & Scale
Surface Pattern Design · 10. November 2021
Scale is another big aspect you have to consider when you see, create or present patterns. It's also a pain point for some, taking us back to those dreadful math lessons at school. And don't even get me started with inches and centimeters conversions! There are several factors to consider before you set the scale of a composition though. Nothing is written on stone, as always, but here are just a couple of things to know about scale.
30FlowersInMyStyle Pattern Design Challenge - 2021 Edition
Design Challenges · 06. October 2021
Here is a selection of participants for you to meet and finally see the face behind the pattern. Let's meet them!

10 basic terms in kidswear development
Freelance Fashion Design · 09. August 2021
BOM? MOQ? HSP? AOP? What?! If fashion lingo is a foreign language to you, here are ten of the most common abbreviations in fashion.
10 of the biggest lessons I learned in 2020
Behind the Scenes · 30. December 2020
When the end of the year arrives, many start making a balance of the year. This year was a surprise for all of us. But in challenging times, there is always a lot of learning and growth. Reviewing this year, here are some of the biggest lessons 2020 taught me:

5 Ways to level-up  Patterns (Part II: Composition)
Surface Pattern Design · 23. December 2020
Last week we explored how to add interest to that background of the patterns. Go back to that background and check if you can fix something there to add depth to your composition. In this blog post, I show you some ideas to work with the background such as background texture, filling gaps, adding shadows, a simple and a complex pattern-in-pattern technique and why not, combining some of them. This week, I'll show how to add interest or complexity in terms of the composition.
Surface Pattern Design · 16. December 2020
When I first started making textile repeating patterns, I was just happy when they repeated perfectly. After a while my expectations got up and wasn't happy anymore with "just a pattern". I decided to experiment different ways of adding something *extra* to the pattern to make them more special and eye-catching. Here are 5 ideas worth trying:

Surface Pattern Design · 09. December 2020
Some people think it's something insignificant, others wait anxiously the first week of December each year, for Pantone to announce the Color of the Year. Some say it's all about design trends at a global scale, others say it's a small group of people deciding upon a color that is going to appear a lot in that particular year and they know it, because products and collections are already being manufactured, so it's kind of "a self-fulfilling prophecy". Pantone states that the Color of the Year...
Freelance Fashion Design · 02. December 2020
In this post, I'll show you 5 types of machine embroideries that will take your designs to the next level.

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