Five Fabrics to Keep You on Trend

Five Fabrics to Keep You on Trend

Five Trends — Five (or more) Fabrics = Great Summer Sewing

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Always fresh and refreshing, floral prints are meant for summer dresses and skirts. This year’s focus is still on big prints…tropical, garden and abstract flowers adorn cotton and rayon fabrications.

Short Sands Cotton Poplin
Short Sands Cotton Poplin

Bold is beautiful, but small is fine for a more demure look.

Chantel Fine Cotton
Chantel Fine Cotton

Black & White

This trend is always around somewhere in the seasonal array. This year, black and white mixes with brights or white for a great summer statement.

Jersey Knit Fabric
Neck and Neck Printed Knit


Cotton Stripe Novelty
Donlan Cotton Novelty with Hula Hoop Buttons
Coming Soon to the web store


Always looking for just a little wrap for those air-conditioned rooms? Try lace…soft, lightweight, easy to pack along in your bag, and pretty as a picture.



This is a year-round trend that can be adapted to each season depending on the fabrication you choose.   Here are a few possibilities for summer.

Cotton Jacquard Fabric
Potrero Hill with Furo Button
Silk Douppioni Fabric
Jordan Tucked Silk with Dartmouth Button
Linen Rayon Fabric
Woodland Moss Linen Blend with Lichen Button

Pleated Necklines

This is the look de jour.  Whether you choose a delicate fabric that falls gracefully from the pleats or a firmer knit that gains stability from the detail, you will look right in style when you use this detail on your favorite top pattern.


Jersey Knit
Robin’s Egg Jersey
Jersey Knit
Seapoint Viscose Jersey
Cotton Voile Fabric
Jazzerie Cotton Voile











All of these trends can be adapted  to your personal style and are easily sewn up.  Two glorious months of summer to wear and enjoy them!





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