Tuesday, June 25, 2013

My New Fabric Design!

A few posts ago, I mentioned that I was working on a couple of fabric designs and was going to have them printed out on Spoonflower. It was something that I had wanted to do for a very long time. I also mentioned that I was having a few doubts on my first pattern, not because I didn't like the design, but because I wasn't sure if it would be something I would wear.

I just received my first order in the mail a few days ago, and I'm so excited!!!! I love it! Forget everything else, I'm just so proud to see my own design printed out.

I even have my own listing!

Redbuds and Chickadees

Thoughts on the quality and process: I'm really impressed with the quality and clarity of the print. It may be difficult to tell from my photo below, but trust me it's good. The colors are very close to what I saw on my computer screen.  I've noticed with other services (photo printing) that the colors tend to vary, especial when using purples. I'm guessing that the color calibration of my screen is similar to Spoonflower's. The design was also very crisp, with no bleeding.

I'm also pleasantly surprised with the fabric. I ordered a fat quarter of the most inexpensive Basic Combed Cotton, and I'm pretty impressed with the quality! I only wish I had ordered something fancier.

Here is a photo of actual fabric, and please excuse the poor quality. I am again without my good camera, and now also down all of my editing software because my laptop needs a new hard drive. (When it rains, it pours around here.)

I think I'm going to take back what I said about not wearing this print. In right fabric, and right pattern, I think it could work. I'd love to try ordering this in organic cotton knit and making a pair of lounge pants/shorts. Or, maybe the cotton voile and making a cute little top?

I can't wait to get my laptop fixed so I can continue work on my second design.  :)


  1. Awww, chickadees!! Very cool! I think it was smart to just start with a fat quarter to see if you liked the outcome - I wouldn't have thought of that! I would have assumed you needed to get at least a yard!

    1. Actually, you only have to purchase a test swatch (8x8in). I wanted to get something a big larger to play around with, but not commit to a large amount yet.