I announced a few days ago that my Spoonflower shop is open. One of the designs I created was not a drawing, but a photograph I took of an Arizona sunset. Although I’m not a professional and probably never will be, I like taking photographs especially action shots.
Anyway, when I was little (Four or five years old?) my mom made me a dress out of fabric that looked like a desert sunset. I loved the dress and the fabric…. but I loved it so much the dress and the fabric fell apart. Ever since I’ve been searching for fabric similar to it but I could never find it.
After I found out about Spoonflower and did research about it, I thought it would be the best way to create fabric with the desert sunset design. After drawing pictures over and over again, nothing turned out right… but my photos always turned out well. So, I added the photo to Spoonflower, ordered a fat quarter, and waited to see how well the colors were printed on the fabric.
The photo I used looks like this..
A few days ago, I got the fabric in the mail and this is what the fabric looks like….
The fabric was printed on basic cotton. Although the fabric is not 100% like the photograph, it did turn out nicely and I’m very pleased with it. I’m planning on ordering more fat quarters in the future so I can make a skirt or the skirt of a dress. (I’ve had an idea for a classic lolita dress made out of desert fabric for years and now I can make it come true!)
Although I ordered a fat quarter, I changed the design for the yard-length design. I made it mirror so it now looks like this…
The idea behind mirroring the photo is to allow the fabric can be cut into strips and made into a skirt. (Like how my mom made my dress when I was little) I might change it if no one likes it and prefers the way the photo normally looks like, but this is how the yardage looks like. The fat quarter, on the other hand, has the complete photo so if a quilter or someone else wants just the photo alone, they can order a fat quarts without requiring me to change the whole entire layout of the fabric design.