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Fabric printing - worth the struggle? Heck yeah!

by Rebecca Melsky November 18, 2014 1 min read

Today I had a conversation with a nine-year-old girl I know. This girl is smart. Really smart. She also wears really cute, interesting dresses on a fairly regular basis.

Today I asked this girl I know, “Would you wear a dress with pi on it?”
Her first response: “What?”
Me: “You know, pi? The symbol? [aside, she totally knows what pi is and could probably have recited 35 digits of it for me if I’d asked her] If there were a dress with pi on it, would you wear it?”
Her: “Oh, well, it would depend on what it looked like.”
Me: “What would make you want to wear it or not wear it?”
Her: “Well, it would have to look good.”
Me: “So, it would still have to be a cute dress for you to want to wear it?”
Her: “Yes. Now why are you asking me this?”

I’d like to offer up this conversation with her as an affirmation of why Eva and I are spending so much time, energy, and money trying to figure out how to print our own patterns (designed by the fabulous Elishka Jepson) instead of going what would have been the much easier route of purchasing fabric from a company’s pre-existing library of patterned fabrics.

Cute, fun, colorful - dare we say, girly - fabrics with pi or dinosaurs or pirates or airplanes on them don’t exist right now. But they will - because we’re making them. And it’s worth it.

Rebecca Melsky
Rebecca Melsky

Rebecca Melsky is a co-founder of Princess Awesome and its Chief Executive Officer. She and her husband are raising three kids in Washington, DC.

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