I’ve fallen hard for the fox trend, y’all. I designed this fox print last year and had some fabric printed at Spoonflower, and since then I’ve made a few garments for the kiddos with it, like this fox skirt for Clementine. I wanted a design that would work for boys without being too stereotypical (like trucks or baseballs), and, while I love all of the fabric prints that have come out in the past year or so that feature foxes, the vast majority of them really only work for girls. Which is silly, because foxes are an awesome boy motif! Maybe even my favorite right now? I’m not sure. Probably.
He wore this tee pretty much non-stop last summer, and, as a result, it’s seen a great deal of wear/washing/fading. I will say, though, that having made somewhere around 5 or 6 tees now for my kids with Spoonflower knit, I found that both turning the garment inside out during washing, and washing on delicate can greatly decrease the fading (something I didn’t do with this tee). I kinda like the fadedness of this one, though; it gives the colors a bit of a retro/vintage feel, and since the print on this tee was pretty bold and modern to begin with, I don’t really mind it at all. You might lose delicate details on a more intricate print, though…something to be aware of if you ever plan to print your own designs with Spoonflower. The other thing is that the prints I have on cotton and poplin from Spoonflower are barely faded at all! Seems the knit is the main culprit. OK, blah blah. If you want me to talk more about Spoonflower, I can. But I can answer specific questions in comments.
You guys are LUCKY today, because he did “muscle guy” for these pictures. AWESOME.
This post is part of Celebrate the BOY, a series of boy sewing posts hosted by me and Dana of MADE. Here’s what we’ve done so far:
DAY 1: Rae: Saffron Pants and Color Roundup / Dana: 5 Steps to the Basic Tee
DAY 2: Rae: Little Bit of Color Hoodie / Dana: Pants Roundup
DAY 3: Rae: Hoodie Tutorial / Dana: Kids Shorts/Pants with Back Pocket Tutorial
DAY 4: Rae: Show your Stripes Turtleneck / Dana: 13 DIY Fabrics
DAY 5: Rae: Stripes Roundup / Dana: Favorite Tee Shirt Buddy Toys