Love on the Line, Spoonflower Fabric and the Madeline Dress…


Still playing around with my new Inkscape software, this time I thought of another ‘Love on the Line’ idea. With the word love literally on a line, digitally.

By using a pink / peach background I was able to create this simple image in Inkscape.

Nothing too fancy, but I thought it was cute!

Do you see a problem here?  Yeah, me too.

When I got the fabric in the mail, it was anything BUT pink.  

I still like it, just not what I originally had in mind.  

Needless to say, the original dress I had planned for this fabric was scrapped when I saw it was an ivory background with orange writing instead.  

I had just finished my Madeline Dress ePattern at the time, and decided that both of my kids should have a version of the dress. So with some left over scrap fabric in a coordinating print I got to work.



I think it came out super cute, and Chloe sure loves it. She says it was ‘made with love’.

Indeed it was sweetheart, indeed it was.

You can make your own version of the Madeline Dress using the ePattern for sale in my shop, more info can be found on it HERE.

As for the Spoonflower fabric? I wouldn’t recommend it. Don’t get me wrong, I have ordered other people’s (ahem – designers) fabric from Spoonflower before and loved it. But my ‘love on the line’ fabric – well unless you are on the market for an ivory fabric with orange love writing on it at super high prices…ha!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and until next time…

Happy Sewing!

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Jess Abbott the Sewing Rabbit is the founder and creative director behind the me sew crazy blog, as well as, 5 & 10 Designs, GNO Events, and co-editor of STYLO. She resides in Virginia Beach with her husband and 3 children.
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  1. says

    I love this dress and can’t wait to make it…unfortunately other projects are on the go, but seeing these pics make me feel like setting everything aside now!

  2. says

    It’s not you, it’s Inkscape. I used to use it all the time but the colors always shifted some from what you create to what you save. Unfortunately, it’s the trade off for free software. :(. Photoshop elements is what I use now. Havent tried it for something like this but it does a whole lot and was only. $80/$90 compared to $600 for regular photoshop or illustrator.

    The dress is adorable!

  3. says

    That’s too bad that the fabric didn’t turn out in the colors you wanted. However, this dress is pretty darn cute and the love on the line fabric coordinates well with the print you used on the bodice. Adorable!

  4. says

    Well, it’s a bummer that the fabric isn’t the colors you wanted – but the dress is adorable!!! I love the fabric design – and the floral you paired it with is perfect!!
    And I agree with Molly – I think Inkscape is the problem. :( I’ve done spoonflower fabric with Illustrator and the colors were right on!

  5. says

    That’s too bad about the fabric. I wonder if customer service can help you? I do like the dress and your daughter is gorgeous.

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