crycket, I'm sorry you're unhappy. I always suggest people get swatches of the fabric before buying a larger amount, since the printing process means the color does not look the same as the screen. That's an important factor in patterns like these especially because the color is not on the Spoonflower color map as an exact match. I'm not sure if there's anything you can do, crycket, although it might be possible to darken the fabric with overdye if you are careful (though this will affect the blue striping, which seems to be much closer in color match than the brown).
Because I've received several comments along the same lines, I'll be revising this pattern again to try to get it darker and closer to the original. I will write in the comments here once the revision is uploaded; please send me a message if you have any additional suggestions to add to version 4.0. I will also be contacting Spoonflower about their process and whether they'll be bringing Ultra back, which enabled the colors to get closer to the screen and darker. Thanks!
My mom just finished a really awesome suit top and skirt in this for cosplay....but the colour is so washed out...it almost looks grey...desprete to try and make this costume work....but I feel like it just isn't going to....*sigh*
Hi Princess! For a t-shirt, you really need a knit fabric. The combed cotton doesn't have the stretch you need for t shirt constructions to work. Any of the knit bases should work fine -- which one you want to pick will depend on the amount of stretch plus the finish that you desire. Hope that helps! :)
Hello! Which fabric option would be good for a t-shirt? Would any and all of them be? I've been told that knit fabric is best for a t-shirt, but would basic combed cotton work too, or is that more like the cotton fabric you'd use for skirts and such? I just want to get the right thing. Thanks! :)
redempress, I'm sorry you are unhappy with the fabric you have; however, I cannot find a record of your purchase and I'm afraid you might be mistaken. Regardless, I always encourage buying swatches (several, if you are unsure of which fabric you want, since the printing process creates slightly different results on each base) before buying a larger amount. This is especially true for designs like this one, which look quite different from screen to fabric -- this is because the image shown is designed for the fabric, not for a digital product.