My entry to this week’s spoonflower design challenge is directly inspired by an original vintage skirt I saw on Pinterest and the Greek island of Santorini. I liked the clean, geometric feel and decided to play with a version based on Santorini's architecture (I initially planned it as my entry to the recent Greek-themed weekly challenge but decided to enter a different design in the end).
Using the skirt as inspiration, and referencing photographs of Santorini, I sketched out an outline of a single pattern repeat. I often start a design directly in my graphics program (currently Adobe Illustrator), but on one or two occasions recently I've used pencil sketches to map out the initial concept for a design.
I kept fairly faithfully to the overall look and feel of the original, adapting it to reference Santorini's iconic blue domed roofs and white and pastel-toned architecture.
It would mean the world to me if you could vote for my design in the Spoonflower design challenge!