I recently made a few more color variations of the whale fabric design and ordered them up over at Spoonflower on the organic knit (by far my favorite of their substrates). Spoonflower is a company that prints digital fabric on demand, so you can upload any image and get it printed onto fabric.
Cute-cute, right? OK so I’m biased. ANYWAY.
This aqua and green whale print will become a knit dress for Clementine, but I think it could also turn into a great little gift set for a baby boy.
I really enjoy printing up my own fabric for fun and once you order a print, it’s easy to make them available for purchase. Know that if you do order some, a bit of that sale goes back to me. With the Spoondollars I received from everyone who ordered the first whale print, I was able to buy this yard of knit. I believe I had wagered that the most I would get out of the deal was a cup of coffee, so I’m happy to be proven wrong. That was really nice, so thanks!!!
One other thing you should know if you’re thinking of ordering some is that the background color shown in the top photo is more of a cream than a white because of the base color of the organic knit. The linen/cotton blend also has a slightly off-white color. The poplin, quilting cotton, voile, and silks all have more of a pure white background color, which also looks great with these prints. I happen to prefer the off-white shade though, especially with the aqua and green.
Speaking of knits, I’m so excited for next month — I’ve got big plans for a “Sewing with Knits” series of posts starting in January that should be loads of fun! I guess I should get sewing on these whales then, ack!!
And, there are only FOUR MORE DAYS to sign up for our Handmade Kid’s Wardrobe Sewing Class in Ann Arbor. I’m totally in love with this cute postcard Karen made to advertise the class:
I’ve been kindof a slacker about marketing it (well to be fair I was in Seattle and Florida and then Christmas hit) and now time is running out — we need at least 6 students in order to run the class, so if you’re thinking of it, now’s the time to sign up. Stop over at our course website for more information and to register!