When designing new patterns for cloths or accessories, I prefere sticking to clear lines, keeping it simple, without ruches, knick-knack etcetera. Nevertheless I like little extras, not too striking, sometimes only catching the eye at the second or third sight, and sometimes a bit more flashy.
Here are two examples: The first one is the underside of a pocket flap of a jacket. You can only see it when I put my hand into my pocket to get something out or put something into it. Otherwise it is just a black jacket:
The second one is a black bag to which I added a bias tape with a leopard pattern. The bias tape is just extending some millimeters at the stitching, the rest of the bag is completely black.
Part of the added details are also the labels. I screen print them in different colours on cotton and on Tyvek and I always have a collection of them at home so that I can decide spontaneously what colour to use for the finished garment.
My soundtrack of the day: