By Guest Blogger Patsie Earle-Richardson
This week I wanted to do a reflection review on a website that I had some firsthand experience with. Spoonflower is a fun website that does custom fabric printing in many different fabrics and patterns, including some eco-fabrics that piqued my interest.
|The Front Page!|
I was overjoyed at how many patterns there were to choose from. Most of the designs are independent-designer-made and submitted, adding a homemade Etsy-like feel to the website.
|Lots and lots and LOTS of patterns to choose from!|
I also got to please the inner nerd in me, by finding a pattern that was designed after my favorite TV show, Doctor Who! Any online store that has a "geek" section is a win in my book!
I used the Dr. Who print in organic cotton sateen to make a skirt from a Simplicity pattern. The fabric's print is incredibly vivid and opaque (even after washing, which softened the fabric a little, but didn't soften the color at all!). The fabric is only printed on one side, so don't use these fabrics in a pattern without a lining or that shows the wrong side of the fabric; it wouldn't look very good.
Another recommendation I would make is to place your order in advance. They take around 8-10 days normally to produce the fabric. I received my fabric in 3 days because I chose rush shipping due to timing issues, so it cost more. It's a very specialized product, so there's no instant gratification, but patience is worth the wait for this company. The skirt came out beautifully!
|Me all happy this came out perfectly!|
All in all, a very good sustainable website to shop at. This unfortunately is my last blog post, as I am going back to school in Vermont this week. I say toodles to you all, and, as always, stay stylish!