Step 1: Designing the Fabric
Once I had the map cleaned up I tiled it out to create the print.
I printed the design out in a few different sizes to get the right scale that I wanted.
This was my first time getting custom printed fabric and I'm sure it won't be the last because it is very exciting! I used Spoonflower to get it printed and if anyone wants to purchase the same fabric I used you can find it here in my spoonflower shop.
This was also the most I've every spent on fabric, about $70.00 for 2 yards, but I did get the most expensive kind (Silk Crepe de Chine) and the quality was great. I was also worried about the print quality but the colors are bold, and the edges of the images and nice and crisp.
Step 2: Creating the Pattern
Once I had the pattern traced, I checked to see if all of my seams matched and adjusted where needed.
I tested out my pattern by sewing a sample which worked out nicely and I was ready to start the real thing.