I had another bout of “fabric design fever” a couple of weeks ago. This time I decided to order fat quarters of them so I could get a better idea of the print layout. Previously I had only ordered 8″x8″ swatches, and it really was not large enough to get a good visual of overall pattern. The result? I love them! I can now envision some of my prints as scarves, some as totes or accessory bags, and some as clothing. Here are a few quick snapshots I took this morning of them laid out on my breakfast table:
I love the two coral/pink fabrics. One is a geometric print and the other an abstract floral . Both of these I can see as workout tanks in Spoonflower.com’s new Sport Lycra fabric. The geometric sample is in the sport lycra. It has 12% lycra and is moisture-wicking, so it is perfect for workout wear.
The green fabrics I can see as flowing tops , dresses, or scarves. Spoonflower.com has several options for this: poly crepe de chine, silk crepe de chine, modern jersey, and silky faille to name several.
I decided upon viewing them that I really liked the feathers and floral print above for clothing also (with its coordinating mini print below), especially after seeing it on Spoonflower’s new site SproutPatterns.com (beta version right now) as a Myrtle Dress. SproutPatterns.com is a sister site to Spoonflower.com where they offer a limited number of patterns that can be customized with your fabric choices from their site (your own designs or any others they offer for sale) and the pattern pieces are printed out with your design choices directly on the fabric. All you have to do when you get it is cut out and sew. How cool is that???
I leave you with a couple more pictures (because this post isn’t picture heavy already, right?)