Ski/ Snowsport Jacket Design Concepts

My latest design concepts are some of my ski/snowsport themed fabric designs as ski jackets.

As I was heading to Slide & Outdoor Trade Show 2023 I completed mock-ups to be able show how I see the designs being used.

I first created a jacket design with features that I feel are important. I focused on a women’s jacket design with stretchy waist sections, expandable pockets, a removable inside of collar so that can be washed. I also of course included a lift pass pocket, and added a sunglasses pocket, and a large hidden pocket for the hollow of the back where goggles, a hat or a book could be carried.

Read on for more features of the jackets. I’ve chosen three of my 20+ ski and snowsport themed designs – ski goggle reflections, ski snow flakes and ski states.

Once I had created the jacket design I placed my fabric design onto it and added light and shade to demonstrate form. I created the mock-ups in my favourite creative app Procreate, with my iPad and Apple Pencil.

Here are the designs…

For comfort the design has underarm zipped vents. Stretchy cuffs ensure there is no gap between jacket and glove, and the hood is large enough to fit over a helmet for those cold, blowy days.

Reflective details are a safety element of the design concept. The contrasting hood interiors are bright and could be reversible to make them extra visible in low light or white out conditions, making them easier to follow or spot on the mountain.

I took a print out of the designs to Slide & OTS 2023 to show to ski industry contacts.

These jacket mock ups complement the earlier base layer, mid layer, neck wear and shirt designs. See those on these posts.

Base and Mid Layer Designs

Neckwear Designs

Ski/Smowsport Themed Shirts

If you’re a ski wear company or manufacturer and would like to discuss licensing these or others of my 20+ fabric design please email inspirebykim@outlook.com

Also check out my ski and snowsports interior concepts here.

See my ski and snowsport themed fabrics ar my Spoonflower shop.

Thanks so much

Kim x.

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Ski/ Snowsport Mid and Base Layer Designs

Some of my 20+ Snowsport Themed Designs

Following on from the neck gator/buff designs that I shared in the previous post I’ve created mid and base layer mock-ups using my surface pattern designs. I’m keen to talk to skiwear companies about licensing and collaboration.

Here they are…

Mid Layer Design Mock-ups

I’ve created these mock-ups op mid layer tops. The designs could be applied to stretchy technical fabrics or lightweight fleece.

These would have a small collar, and quarter zips for comfort and ventilation. They would be a good length to not be riding up and leaving a gap between trousers and top. The underarm panel could be a thinner mesh fabric for added comfort.

These mid layer designs are intended to be worn over base layers., My design concepts/ideas for base layers follow.

Base Layer Design Mock-ups

To show how my fabric designs can work as ski/snowsportbase layers I’ve created these mock-ups.

Ideally the base layer designs would have thumb holes for use on colder days for cosines, to help close up gaps between clothing where the cold can get in.

The kegs could be in two length options, full length legs and 3/4 length for those who prefer to keep base layers out of boots.

Comfortable, stretchy fabrics with some compression to benefit performance, and quality which wicks moisture away from the skin and reduces odour. So ideally they would feel good in terms of both comfort, have joy promoting motifs, smell good and look good.

Base layers can last for years and can have use for other mountain, outdoor and cold weather activities.

These are just a few mock-ups. With over 20 designs in my collection there are options which are great for adults and children.

Do you create skiwear/accessories?

If you are a skiwear or snowsports company then please get in touch. I’m keen to explore collaboration and licensing opportunities, please email me at inspirebykim@outlook.com

Designs can be exclusive for your products or a territory or market. The designs can incorporate your logo or brand.

More To Come…

Watch this space to see upcoming outerwear designs. Subscribe to not miss new posts as they appear.

Are you a maker/crafter?

If you are a maker and are inspired to make using my fabric designs then you can order print on demand fabrics* from my Spoonflower shop. Please do share pictures of what you make as I’d love to see the what you have been inspired to create.

*The designs shown are available for licensing and print on demand at the time of posting. When designs are licensed they may no longer be available as print on demand.

Thanks so much.

Kim

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See the related posts to see fabric designs applied to garments, home decor and more.

Ski/Snowsport Themed Neck Warmer Designs

Ski/Snowsport themed shirt designs

Ski/Snowsport Fabric and Wallpaper Designs

Bunny in Ski/Snowsport Fabrics

Hotel Room in Ski:Snowsports Themef Fabrics and Wallpaper

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Boston Snowbound Expo 2022

I thoroughly enjoyed Snowbound Expo in Boston USA. It was wonderful to see the reactions to Ski A to Z book, my ski art prints and fabric designs. Lovely to chat about the work and hear about the friends and relatives that they hoped the book would help to get into, and get on, in skiing and snowsports. I signed books for many people, including school libraries, newborns and those helping friends into the sport.

Inspire by Kim product range, Ski A to Z book, ski and snowsport themed fabric

“Please sign the book for all the children in our school, they will love it.”

Snowbound Expo Visitor

Boston you’re beautiful, love the architecture and how it’s juxtaposed so strikingly in this historic city. I also thoroughly enjoyed the live music at the Be Bop Bar, ideally placed next to Berklee College of Music. Had a great time and hope to visit again in the future.

Boston Architecture. Copy buildings and historic sights. Collage. Copyright Kim for all the images.

“I wish I’d had this book when I was learning to ski.”

Snowbound Expo Visitor
Display poster used at the event.

“I love your work. I have 350 ski books, this book will be added to my collection.”

Snowbound Expo Visitor

I hope that everyone enjoys their Ski A to Z books, the demand was huge, so much that we sold out on day 2. We hope that the additional online orders can be fulfilled in time for Christmas, and recommend ordering as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. For the links to buy the book head to the Ski A to Z page.

The book is also an ebook so you can enjoy it right now! Get the ebook here.

Please could you sign the book for our granddaughter, she was born this week. All our family ski.”

Snowbound Expo Visitor

It was exciting to show and chat about the range of fabric designs, pictured above as table coverings, a swatch book and brought together on the bunny character. Had some interesting conversations about commercial use and licensing the designs.

There are 25 designs in my Spoonflower print on demand shop, and I enjoyed seeing people inspired by the designs, we chatted about what project they may use the fabrics for. I and can’t wait to see what is made in the fabrics. More about my ski and snowsport inspired fabric designs here.

“My Mum is an interior designer and is ski mad, I’ll show her your fabric designs.”

Snowbound Expo Visitor

Having had great times chatting with Tim Meyer on his Ski Rex Media podcast it was fun to meet him in person and sign a Ski A to Z for him. Listen to our 2022 chat here.

Thank you to Kathy Brennan, CEO of CEO PSIA-AASI Eastern Division (Professional Ski Instructors of America) for including Ski A to Z in the talk on the Snow Skills Stage. Kathy is pictured here is with Snow Skills Stage hosts Brian and Mario of Ski Bum Podcast, who are as great in person as on their podcast. Listen to our latest chat on the podcast here.

As I previously created 22 illustrations for living legend Dan Egan‘s book 30 Years In A White Haze, Dan suggested that I attend attend Snowbound Expo in Boston.

Dan invited me to sign Ski A to Z books at his stall at the screening of the new Warren Miller film Daymaker at Berklee Performance Centre, and at the three day Snowbound Expo at Hynes Convention Centre. By the way, Daymaker is a great film, I highly recommend it.

After working on the White Haze project it was great to hear Dan share his extreme skiing stories on the Inspiration Stage at the Expo.

30 Years In A White Haze is now available as a hardback book. It’s a thing of beauty. It was good to chat to Dan’s ski clinic clients, friends from school, early ski instructors and one of his school teachers. Nice to meet you all.

Dan’s endorsement for Ski A to Z is on the back cover.

Thank you to Dan for his support for my work and for his stand hospitality.

So a grateful , “hello” to all the new followers from the show. Great to have you here. Do have a look around at the posts about the Ski A to Z journey and enjoy the sporty art.

It was a pleasure to meet so many people who are passionate about snowsports on the stands and see new products, ski resorts and ways to enjoy snow.

Well done Raccoon Media Group on a great Snowbound Expo.

Head across to my shop here or by clicking on the swinging sign. Thank you soooo much.

Ski A to Z is published by Meyer and Meyer Sport (UK) and distributed in the US by Cardinal Publishers Group.

See my mini gallery stand and account of the National Show Show 2022 here.

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Ski/Snowsport Shirt Designs

There’s enough time to order, sew and gift in time for the holidays/ Christmas. What would you make for that snowsports lover in your life?

Inspired by the conversations during my recent appearance on High Falutin Ski Bum Podcast I have mocked up shirts using my fabric designs.

Firstly two formal designs, great with jeans for home-working or days in the office.

This one with my Ski Tracks and Trees fabric, with inside collar on the Corduroy Snow stripe, Ski Goggle Reflections cuffs and snowflake buttons. The pocket is the Skiers from Above fabric design.

This second one was Brian’s suggestion (from the podcast), using the Ski Gondolas fabric, again with Corduroy Snow stripe inside the collar and cuffs, and Ski Tracks and Trees cuffs.

And for kicking back and fun times in the evenings and weekends there is this mock-up of a Hawaiian style shirt using the Ski Fun fabric design. Mocked up here with Contrado.

There’s enough time to order, sew and gift in time for the holidays/ Christmas. What would you make for that snowsports lover in your life?

I like the idea of the Goggle Reflections design for a T-shirt. Here’s a mock-up of how I envisage that will be.

I have 20+ ski, snowsports, winter designs in my Spoonflower shop bit.ly/3JRwG9R

Choose what type of fabric, from sheer to upholstery fabric, voiles to velvets, select the design and the quantity needed for your project (from 8 inch sample to yards or metres) and Spoonflower print the fabric on demand and ship it to you (from the US).

Note: Spoonflower presently have 30% off fabrics (at the time of publishing this post). Check the website for details of offers when you are reading this).

Brian and Mario are hosting a stage at Snowbound Expo in Boston next month. That will be great to see. You can listen to our 2022 conversation here and our 2021 podcast episode here. Thanks to Brian and Mario for the good chats on your show.

Please share pics of what you make, I’d love to see. Thanks so much.

Kim x

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Blue Print Online 2022

I am looking forward to exhibiting with Blue Print for the first time at the next Blue Print Online event August 16th – 18th 2022.

Blue Print is a Surface Design and Print Show. The event has found an online format for recent years, for reasons we all know too well.

I will be revealing some brand new work in my exhibition.

Promotional flyer for my presence at Blue Print

Art Directors and Buyers, you can book appointments from 9th – 12th August . In the meantime see more of my work here on my website, and on my social media.

See the story about my latest designs here https://bit.ly/Skifabrics

Fabrics printed with my fun snowsports inspired designs

See 20 of my designs at my Spoonflower shop – they are available for print on demand on wallpaper and a huge choice of fabrics https://bit.ly/3JRwG9R

Thank you to the Blue Print team for the opportunity. Here’s to a great event.

More information about Blue Print is at https://blue-print-online.com

I’ll post my exhibitor link as soon as it is available. Watch this space.

Thanks so much for being here, it means everything.

Please follow my blog to see my news.

Have a great day.

Kim

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Father’s Day – SKI GIFT IDEAS

Thanks to Dad!

With Father’s Day coming up here are some snowsport themed gift suggestions to show your appreciation for your ski loving dad, stepdad, uncle and grandpa.

Return the favour of the help with skiing from ‘dad’ whether it be for sorting out ski kit, ski teaching, carrying, driving, guiding, picking up the children and/or helping navigate.

Ski Prints – Order ‘pappy’ ski themed art prints to remind him of great times on the slopes. A range of great quality prints are available on a print on demand basis in the UK, see the all the art prints options at Inspire by Kim shop.

New book Ski A to Z will help the father figure in your life to maximise his enjoyment of skiing with tips and info that will be new, even to him!

Ski A to Z is a fun illustrated introduction to skiing suitable for all ages.

For more information and links to order click here.

Signed Ski A to Z – If you’re in the UK then for a limited time you can order a signed copy of Ski A to Z with a bespoke message to your dad. Email inspirebykim@outlook.com to order. Don’t delay, to have the book in time for Father’s Day.

Here’s a picture with legendary ski coach John Shedden at a recent book signing. I was fortunate to be coached by John as a youngster skiing at Ski Rossendale.

Ski Fabrics – If you are crafty or keen to sew you could make a bespoke gift for your ‘pop’. Choose from 18 bright, cheery ski themed designs printed on a fabric of your choice.

Gift ideas of what your could make are: pyjamas, a fleecy neckwarmer, a Hawaiian style shirt, a stretchy goggle protector cover, a cushion for his favourite chair, a bow or necktie. The possibilities are endless. See all the designs and order at my Spoonflower shop here.

‘White Haze’ – For a great summer read get a copy of Dan Egan and Eric Wilbur’s book 30 Years In A White Haze. A rollercoaster story of Dan’s life in the context of an exciting time in the evolution of skiing.

I created 22 illustrations for the book. You can order it here.

Ski-shirts – If your ‘pa’ already has a copy of Ski A to Z then my final ski gift idea is the t-shirt I designed for Fall-Line magazine. 100% organic cotton and great quality, available in colours including blue, red, white, black its a great gift. You can order here.

Thanks Dad! This feels like a fitting time to give a shout out to my Dad for all his help with skiing over the past 40+ years. Help which made our skiing and this work possible.

Here’s a pic a took when we skied in Val Thorens in March 2022.

Have a great time celebrating your ski ‘dad’. Happy skiing!

Here are my latest posts:

Where To Ski And Snowboard

Thank you to Where To Ski And Snowboard for the report about my ski and snowsports themed fabric and wallpaper designs.

More information about the collection of 18 designs is here.

See the story at this link. https://www.wheretoskiandsnowboard.com/news/illustrator-launches-ski-themed-fabric/

Media coverage is great for raising awareness and helping people know about something that may resonate with them, so thank you Where to Ski and Snowboard.

See my latest posts here.

Brave Ski Mom Review of Ski A to Z

“While the title immediately made me think this would be a kids’ book, it is not. Instead, author and illustrator Kay has created a surprisingly comprehensive guide to the basics of skiing in just 80 pages. Full of defintitions, pro-tips, and the basics all beginners need to know, it’s a reference volume for any family discovering the joy of snowsports.” Brave Ski Mom

Thank you Brave Ski Mom. See the review here.

Have you read Ski A to Z. Please share your review where you purchased the book or on Google Books. Reviews help more people to find the book and benefit from its info and tips.

Ski A to Z info is here.

Ski A to Z is published by Meyer & Meyer Sport (UK).

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Uplifting New Ski Art

My latest ski art pieces are here!

The first is a ski-themed band taking centre focus in the après-ski by performing in a cable car suspended above a crowd who are dancing on the snow.

The characters and mountains are painted in watercolours. The setting has been created from scratch digitally in Procreate app.

The ski band is available as a limited edition art print in my shop.

The following illustration recollects a challenging ski run, whilst teaching children to ski in Austria. Due to circumstances outside of my control I had three children under four years of age that I needed to get safely from the top to the bottom of a run. A slow, thigh burner of a descent, with the combined weight, but it worked.

The next piece is an ‘uplifting’ illustration of a ski gondola lifting passengers to the top of the mountain. Painted in watercolours, with a fresh colour palette, finished digitally with my iPad and pencil.

As a challenge I decided to give some animals the chance to enjoy some winter sports. I designed this festive greeting and rendered it in coloured pencils and made the final touches digitally. Including adding snowflakes with the brushes that I created in the Procreate app.

As a Valentine greeting I created this illustration in coloured pencils.

These pieces follow on from my illustrations for the Ski A to Z book – which contains over 100 of my ski illustrations. For more information and/ or to buy the Ski A to Z book click here.

Ski A to Z – illustrated introduction to skiing. Published by Meyer & Meyer Sport (UK)

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Thanks so much

Kim x