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.
rasaquick, I'm sorry the fabric was not to your liking. The brown is actually a fairly complex one; because I'm trying to match to an existing fabric, the color itself isn't one that is on the Spoonflower color map. I have to use several colors, in layers, to make it print out as closely as possible to the original, which is indeed a more bark brown, with grayer and slightly more dull tones rather than a rich deep brown. I have gone through several iterations to make it the current color (which is closer to the original costume than my first attempt) and I likely will continue to make tweaks and updates as I gain more information. I do always suggest that you buy swatches before you make a larger investment, both to try out the fabric and to try out the print itself. If you have any suggestions on how to make this print closer to the original costume design, I'd love to hear them -- feel free to message me.
I wanted to blame the dingy "brown" color on the printing part, but I ordered other fabrics with this and the rest were very vibrant. The brown isn't really "dark brown," it's this gross grey/almost black/not quite brown color. However, the blue stripes in it were beautiful and vibrant. After seeing 10th Doctor costumes from fabric bought from other seller's, this fabric just doesn't stack up against the competitors. $18+/yard is a lot of spend on the poor color quality of the "brown."