The Making of a Shirt Part 5

Jun 22, 2019

Originally Posted on August 27, 2016

Fabric

Fabric is where the digital meets the real world. It’s also something I’m still learning about. My brother told me that he got his customized fabric from SpoonFlower. I later found that Zazzle also sold customized fabric.

I learned from my brother that you have to get samples of your patterns on the fabric. What you see on a computer screen isn’t exactly what you get on fabric.

Which Fabric – SpoonFlower

SpoonFlower has a …

The Making of a Shirt Part 4

Jun 22, 2019

Originally Posted on July 18, 2016

Patterns

With all my flowers and leaves done, it was time to put it all together into a pattern. I wanted to combine the styles of two Hawaiian shirts that I had. The first has a wide stripe of white and grey flowers around the body, the other has a medium sized picture on the back.

Tiling Tool – Inkscape

Before I could make any pattern, I had to determine which tool to use to make wrap around tiles. These are pattern tiles where the …

The Making of a Shirt Part 3

Jun 22, 2019

Originally Posted on July 13, 2016

Leafs

Although Hibiscus flowers look good, they don’t look right without some types of leaves. I did alot of investigation into real Hibiscus leaves, as well as what people use in their pictures. I knew I needed at least three different leaves, but I found I could vary those leaves in more ways than I could the flowers.

Leaf1

My first leave was possibly the hardest. I wanted the leaf to look alot like a real Hibiscus leaf, with lots of …