Today’s guest blogger is not one of our usual suspects. Until today!
Some years ago a woman turned to her husband and said “wouldn’t it be cool if you could just print the fabric that I want but can’t seem to find anywhere?”
He got to work. And now any of us can print EXACTLY what we want onto fabric. So when it comes to making skirts we can design our own prints or choose from thousands that are ready to use — and THEN we can choose the “substrate”. Are you thinking of a quilting cotton? Organic sateen? Linen cotton canvas, cotton silk, poplin, interlock knit… they’re all at the ready. It’s kind of mind-bogglingly cool. If you haven’t met Spoonflower yourself yet, I can’t recommend it highly enough. Even if you’re not into designing yourself, the browsing is just sooooo fun, and no matter what print you choose, you can apply it to whatever type of fabric is best for your project.
My first experience with Spoonflower was as a result of hosting an I Spy swap. Our relationship has grown since then, and as a result I was able to talk directly with the woman that inspired Spoonflower, Kim. Today she’s agreed to share her thoughts on Spoonflower fabrics for skirts and share a few skirts that’ve twirled around Spoonflower’s space in North Carolina. Here’s a little look: