I am currently making up a line of orphan car fabric designs.
That isn't fabric for upholstering cars. That is fabric featuring pictures of cars.
I have a finned Hawk (1957 I think), a 1955, and a 1951 bullet nose Studebaker already designed. (So far the blue bullet nose is my favorite).
I'm thinking of doing a Zip van, because I like Zip vans.
I also have (not visible to people yet) a Lark design.
These can be seen/ordered at
Search under my ID (Edsel2084) or the keyword "cars" to see them.
Spoonflower is a mill in North Carolina that prints these custom fabrics and allows one to sell them. All artwork on my designs is my own. Spoonflower just does the manufacturing.
I plan to bring a limited number of shirts to sell at the LaPalma meet with Studebaker trim on them.
(I can't sew whole shirts of this fabric because it would be too expensive. The shirts would have to cost $80+ and in this economy, I do not think I would ever sell even one shirt at that price!)
I know guys, for the most part, do not sew.
But many guys know gals that sew, and use fabric for things like table cloths at swap meets or car shows where no sewing at all is involved.
I'm looking for input here. I am a Studebaker owner, but a female Studebaker owner. Most classic car owners of all marques are male.
(Got everything reversed at my house. My guy would just as soon see all my cars go away, just like many wives would. He wouldn't even take one ride in my Studebaker until I tricked him. He needed to be picked up at an airport and I brought the Studebaker. His choices were get in and shut up, or walk. He got in. He said the car wasn't as bad as he imagined--high praise for him).
Therefore I think like a gal, not a guy.
I need to find out what guy minds think of this project.
I already learned that car owners are size L, XL, and larger. There don't seem to be any smalls.