Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Spoonflower Ends Sprout


Well, damn.
https://blog.spoonflower.com/2018/11/a-sweet-farewell-to-our-friends-at-sprout-patterns/

I mean, I've clearly had my issues with the service, but strictly from the performance on the website.

https://erniekdesigns.blogspot.com/2016/05/sprout-grows-appleton.html

(that pesky 3D preview that was never quite correct)
It would never line up the designs from one piece to another.

But it had it's virtues and only needed a little more coding love.
More about this when I find out (got more hems to hem right now).
For the moment, this is what we have to go on.

FAQ from Spoonflower webpage:

 Frequently Asked Questions  

  • When is the last day that I can order a Sprout Patterns project?
    • Sunday, December 16, 2018, 11:59 pm EST
  • When is the last day I can order a Sprout Patterns project with White Glove Service?
    • Sunday, December 16, 2018, 11:59 pm EST
  • I have a gift certificate for Sprout Patterns. Will I be able to use it after December 16?
    • If you would like to use your gift certificate balance on a Sprout Patterns purchase, please order by December 16. On December 17, all remaining Sprout Patterns gift certificate balances will be transferred into your Spoonflower account via Spoondollars. Please click here to see how to apply Spoondollars. 
  • How will I access the PDF sewing patterns and instructions that came with my Sprout Pattern project?
    • Customers will be able to download all PDF patterns and instructions from past order confirmation emails or through their Sprout Patterns account until January 1, 2019. If you have trouble locating an existing Sprout Patterns PDF pattern or instructions, please send us an email at help@spoonflower.com for further assistance.
  • I was so excited to sew up one of the patterns I saw on Sprout’s website. Can I still make it?
    • The patternmaker partners on Sprout are all established patternmakers. The majority of Sprout’s partners sell the sewing patterns offered through Sprout on their own websites. Please visit the specific patternmaker’s website (linked above) to browse their sewing pattern offerings! 
  • What are the best fabrics on Spoonflower to sew garments with?
    • Our favorite woven fabrics are Cotton Poplin Ultra for shirting and Poly Crepe de Chine for a lightweight fabric with great drape. For knit fabrics, we love Cotton Spandex Jersey, Sport Lycra, and Performance Pique. We recommend purchasing a Spoonflower Sample Pack if you would like to see each fabric before ordering. Learn more about Spoonflower fabrics here. 
For additional assistance, please contact Spoonflower at help@spoonflower.com
Any SP employee want to spill deets, find me and PM me on Instagram. Girl reporter promises not to spill your beans.

Adding:
https://www.wraltechwire.com/2018/11/02/durham-company-invests-in-employees-sends-them-to-local-code-school/

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