I can’t believe I forgot to write about this! It’s one of my favorite projects ever because it’s my first time to illustrate for a children’s line! Kimberly approached me months ago after she saw some of the illustrations I’ve been posting on Instagram (yay, IG!), and wanted to commission me to create a custom one for their line of children’s clothing called Little Silver Swan.
Sent me these pegs – a vintage illustration of a little girl, and the exact shade of blue she likes (this was the actual material they used in their very first product). She asked me to make the girl look younger though, closer to 3 years old than the one in the image.
The first illustration I did had a very fairy-tale look to it. All dreamy with a graceful swan princess.
Kimberly commissioned me to create another one, with a more whimsical, cutesy feel; showing more of the dress. The swan is more cartoonish now. This is what she picked for the website.
After we finalized the illustrations, we moved on to the logo and website. The color inspiration board I curated from her pins is one of the cutest I’ve ever worked with! And completely different from my other (more glam/feminine) projects too. The colors are so sweet and dreamy, they made my ovaries cry. I could almost smell that newborn baby scent just by looking at the pictures.
We initially built her site on WordPress, using Woocommerce, but they have a really special ordering process that was only available on Shopify for some reason. The site has a very simple and clean overall look, with a subtle fabric texture for the background, and some stitching details around the content area. They only offer one product at a time, so there are no featured products on the homepage, only the illustration.
Screenshot of the WordPress Site
Screenshot of the Shopify Site
I’m so happy to see that their products are always sold out within days! They really are quite lovely. If I had a little girl, it would be so hard to resist ordering these vintage-inspired dresses. I love that they keep to the same aesthetic in all their product photos. Kim and her sister really know how to stay on brand. It was a privilege to work with them on this project.
Grace @ Sandier Pastures says
OMG!! This is sooo cute!! I love the dreamy/retro feel of the illustration, Pat, you are very creative and talented!!