Monday, May 23, 2011

Bikini Fabric Design Contest

Finally a blog post about fabric and sewing, right?  Life has been exhilarating, exhausting and perfect.  But this leaves little time for sewing and fabric design.  Recently I received an email from Fabric On Demand asking for submissions for fabric designs for a bikini contest.  I was intrigued by this and thought I would give it a shot.  I came up with several designs and submissions.  I have entered Spoonflower's fabric contests before but with no winning designs.  Although its been great fun to have the challenge of coming up with the designs.  If you don't put yourself out there you will never know your true potential.  This morning when I checked my email I had an email from Fabric On Demand, letting me know that I was one of the top 20 finalists chosen by them and MilkBaby Bikinis owner Catherine Thordarson.  Come to find out Cat is a Missoula, MT native!  Cool right?  So the winner gets $500 and their fabric design featured on one of her bikinis for a fashion show June 9th.  The winner is chosen June 6th.  There is also an added bonus of the bikini line featured on The Ultimate Bikini for summer 2011.  I am still in awe that my design made the top 20.  I wanted to jump for joy this morning,well, I may have done a little happy dance anyhow;)  So I would love it if everyone would check out the designs and hopefully vote for my fabric. "Floral Sizzler".  Just click on the fabric swatch below to vote.  Its very easy I promise!  No scrolling through pages etc...  I am going to have to stop being a Hermity Farmer-Women long enough to do some more fabric designs so I can keep this up!

FloralSizzler

3 comments:

Stella Phipps said...

I have wanted to design some vintagey looking fabric for a while but didn't really have time to do anything until recently.  How do you do your designs?  Do you use Photoshop or another graphics program? 

Christine Hansen said...

I use a combination of Photoshop and Illustrator. Spoonflower has has some good info on their help page about sizing and such.  The spoonflower flickr group also has great info.  Mostly I just play around until I find something I like. I also like to use lots of layers when designing so I can easily go back and change individual elements easily.

Stella Phipps said...

Thanks!  Now that I have more time perhaps I'll whip something up.