Pixel Patterns started as a tiny little thought. You know, the kind that curls itself up in your brain and keeps wriggling , until you come to realise that Something Is Going On.
The tiny little idea was discussed with a friend. “Go for it!’ she spoke. “You can do it!”
And so, the tiny little idea grew and took shape. After all, pattern drawing is something I truly enjoy: a stiff portion of creativity, a sniff of 3D math, coupled to a good fit and, above all, the thrill ofexperimenting
But the tiny little idea was plagued by Could-I, Should-I and Would-I, three pesky demons which can scare any good idea into a corner. And then, one day, the aforementioned friend was asked to contribute to STYLO magazine, which offers indie designers a platform for their work, by asking bloggers all over the world to create kids’ clothing from their patterns.
Such an opportunity cannot be denied… and with one well-aimed hit, Could-I, Would-I and Should-I were whacked under the carpet. Pencils were sharpened, brains brought up to steam and pattern paper was devoured. Soon enough, two patterns took shape: a raincoat and a dress.
And then the real work started. Digitizing and grading patterns. Testing. Building a website from scratch. Find a brandname. And lots of administration.
All in four months time. A lunatic undertaking.
“If anyone can do it, it’s you,” my friend said.
Never minding that by saying so, she implicitly declared me a lunatic. (*)
But hey, this is where we are now! And our work behind the scenes is taking a first step into the public spotlights now.
We hope that you are just as curious about the rest of this story as we are. In any case: it’s an honour to share it with you!
To be continued…
(*) You are forgiven, Debora!