"Tangled Flora" was created as a project in Fibers 160: Drawing and Development. The goal of this project was to create a repeat design for a company based on a design brief that we created. I decided to create a repeat design for Gap. The pattern would be used on dresses for young girls between the ages of one and five. Although my design brief limited the pattern to only this use, it would also work for other articles of clothing for young girls. To read my design brief please click here. In addition to the design brief, I also created a mood board, which can be seen below.
As I designed the repeat pattern I incorporated a drawing style that was present in the drawings I had already created in the class.
The repeat for this design had to be done manually, and be 13.5 by 13.5 inches, this design was then flushed out to the larger size of 19.5 by 18 inches to demonstrate that I had a full understanding of how to do a manual repeat. Below is an image of the repeat I traced to create the pattern. As my design progressed some aspects of it were slightly modified, and simplified, changing the overall feel of the design. I made this changes to ensure that my repeat pattern fit with Gap's ascetic.
How that you know the background and process of "Tangled Flora", here is the final product.