The latest Spoonflower contest was in conjunction with a nearby theater company, to create a print they could use to make a mid-century cocktail dress for a play. It wasn't clear whether the play actually was being set in the fifties or sixties, or if they just wanted a retro look. I looked at some mid-century dresses for inspiration, and found this skirt with a houndstooth/plaid weave I really liked. Then I found this set of colors:
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And pulled it all together with some additional circular colorblocking.
My design came in 220 out of 367, with 60 votes. My favorite entry was this jeweled design. The designs I would most like on a dress for myself were this leafy one and these cubes with springs of flowers. There were a number of traditional tossed floral designs, the best of which I thought were these, these, and these. Also good was this peacock/paisley meld (which came in second), these jester-like ovals (which came in ninth), and the tongue-in-cheek pills.