When this Jellyfish fabric came in the mail, Z. snatched it immediately.
From the fabric that the boys select (either my design or others), I usually ask them if they want a button down shirt, trousers, board shorts, satchel or any other random thing they can think of, or request. Z. requested shorts, so here they are...during a hearty water fight with little brother. This is fabric that I designed a while ago and just finally got going in the sewing department.
Do you know how difficult it can be to get a school-ager to pose? Arg! So I take my photo opportunities whenever I can. What I am trying to say is that my Nikon was in the house, so my little point and shoot camera was the most convenient (thus, the less than stellar photos). Not to mention, I was dodging water and trying to keep C.C. out of the line of fire. We always have the "no water shots to the face" rule, which is not always observed. Ahem.
Oh, and the navy blue cuffs and pockets are compliments of one of hubby's old, discarded shirts. Thank you S. for the sacrifice.
Well since fabric design is a relatively new endeavor, here are my standards/goals for design:
1. Select subjects that interest boys and/or men (Scorpions, Rhinoceroses, Hammerhead Sharks, Stag Beetles, etc.). Of course, I have an interest in the scientific subjects.
2. Simple repetitive patterns (I have found this works for boys vs. complex busyness.) In, other words, yes, the simple patterns are purposeful.
3. Attractive "mind bending color". Just kidding, I mean, is there such a thing? Really, just good color that works in a natural way.
I have found that the kids tend to dress themselves in garments that they relate to, or catch their attention. Here is my next round of designs...I am thinking N. requested the scorpions, and maybe a snake satchel for Z. Hmmm. We will see...