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I wanted to create a nautical fabric that didn't scream "Hey Look at Me! I'm Navy and Red!" I chose soft summery colours; pinky coral, butter yellow and cool blue to bring a sense of calm to the design. The compass in the center of each circle was inspired by compasses I've seen on antique maps. And eventually I laid out the circles in overlapping rows creating a 'fish scale' effect. To add some pop I gave the compass some dimensional elements. I believe this pattern would work well as a skirt or a summer sun dress. Also the sherberty colours lend themselves to baby designs.