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Redbubble Fitted Scoop T-Shirt Review

Redbubble sent me a voucher so I decided to order a couple of t-shirts. I already own a Space Brothers anime-inspired design so I knew the sizing and quality was good, but I wanted to try my own designs.

Redbubble Fitted Scoop T-Shirt

I picked the Women’s Fitted Scoop T-Shirt with 5 A Day (my most popular design) and Kawaii Outer Space. The sizing on these is a bit crazy so definitely check the measurements before ordering. I had to buy the largest size, despite being generally a UK 12/14, and it’s fairly close fitting.

Redbubble Fitted Scoop T-Shirt

Redbubble ships t-shirts regionally so I only had to wait a couple of days for my order to arrive and no worries about customs fees! Everything arrived in good condition and I like the fabric label that’s attached with a tiny peg.

5 a day t-shirt - marcelinesmith

You can see already that there is a clear difference between the marketing image and the real thing. I know that printing onto fabric is never perfect but thought I’d contact support anyway to check. It’s always worth asking if you’re unsure if there’s a problem – any nice shop or seller will be happy to answer questions. They offered to reprint it for me and another one arrived a few days later.

5 a day t-shirts - marcelinesmith

While that was a kind offer, I can’t really see any difference. I think they might be better adjusting the marketing images to look less perfect. I’m used to seeing my designs digitally printed on fabric but other people might be disappointed.

Redbubble Fitted Scoop T-Shirt

The good news is that none of this is noticeable from a distance. It also means the design is soft and flexible and won’t crack or peel in the wash. Overall, I’m perfectly happy with it and really like the bright blue.

Redbubble Fitted Scoop T-Shirt

The Outer Space design has similar issues but it’s less noticeable since the original drawing has a lot of fuzzy outlines and layers. It has disappeared into the background a bit but I quite like the effect.

outer space t-shirt - marcelinesmith

Despite the print issues, these are really comfy and good value t-shirts and I’ve been wearing them a lot. I would order again and would recommend them, as long as you’re realistic about the print quality on fabric.

Redbubble t-shirts

You can buy lots of my designs on t-shirts at Redbubble with a big range of styles and colours available. Keep an eye out for their regular discounts (usually on Sundays or mid-week) and let me know if you buy one!


Hello! I’m Marceline Smith, the designer and owner of Asking For Trouble. I create illustrated stationery, accessories and gifts using my cute characters inspired by Japanese kawaii. This is my business and personal blog where I write about my creative doings, inspirations, travels, Japan trips and daily life. Read more »

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