Author Archives: Michelle Fifis

About Michelle Fifis

Through her e-courses and private coaching, Michelle Fifis mentors pattern designers who want to improve the professionalism of their work and make more money in their businesses. Learn more about her work at Pattern Observer.

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Color and Pattern Trends from the Spring 2014 Fashion Shows

The spring ’14 runway shows have come and gone and I am thrilled to bring you a few trend highlights from the four week event. Patterns have taken a back seat for the past several seasons, but Spring ’14 appears to be the season of the print, with many apparel designers using pattern and...

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Selling Your Pattern Design in Today’s Pattern Marketplace

Developing patterns for the apparel, home decor and stationery markets is an exciting direction for one’s design business, but when it comes to selling patterns, the process can be overwhelming. In today’s post I share three ways to sell your work in today’s pattern design marketplace. When considering which direction to take, it is...

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3 Emerging Pattern Trends

Pattern Observer Michelle Fifis talks about 3 emerging pattern trends that she gleaned from Indigo New York and Printsource New York — leading print shows.