Designer, Artist, Writer ||| To quote another seller: “Our designs are like our children—they seem to take on lives of their own. It’s always fun to see what becomes of them.” Please consider sending photos!
We are delighted to announce that Peppermint Magazine has selected Garden Blooms by grace_andersson as the winner of this challenge. This design will be the featured fabric for their May pattern launch!
“While all the designs we reviewed were bloomin’ lovely, and it was so hard to choose just one, we decided to go with Grace’s illustration for its bold and dramatic use of colours and its playful nod to the whimsy of the impressionist art movement. We love the combination and variety of flowers and the rich, textural detail in this submission. We can’t wait to see it on our sewing pattern in our next issue!”
Embracing sewing and DIY as an important part of sustainability, Peppermint regularly releases free sewing patterns that are much-loved amongst the sewing community. To help celebrate the launch of the next free sewing pattern in Peppermint's Sewing School coming this May, we’re teaming up to bring you a Design Challenge that celebrates a trend that both designers and sewists alike have been loving: hand-drawn florals.
Inspired by their passion for the natural world around them, Peppermint knew just the place to look for a challenge theme – nature! For this challenge, we’re asking you to put the petal to the metal and show us your best hand-drawn floral designs. We think flowers equal joy, giving us colorful reminders of the beauty of life. Bonus points for the use of native botanicals (show us what’s endemic to your backyard!) and trending earth tones because at the end of the day, mother (earth) knows best. While we can’t reveal the sewing pattern details just yet, a dramatic -sleeved blouse should be your inspiration for this challenge!
The winning design, hand-selected from the top 50 by Peppermint, will be the featured fabric for May’s pattern launch! Get a peek at how you could be featured with Issue 48’s Bardon Dress!