Fabric for the Tarawi Shirt
We've sewn up quite a few versions of the Tarawi Shirt at this point, with more planned (silk charmeuse, silk noil, more linen)!
While we're celebrating launch week for the Tarawi Shirt, we thought it would be a great time to round up some fabric options for this versatile, but casual and relaxed shirt!
Above, Leila wears Aero Finish Linen from Winnipeg Sews (Canada)
Linen for your Tarawi Shirt
Of course, patterned linens like the A+R Fabric 3" check gingham (see it as a Tarawi here), gingham linens from The Fabric Store (NZ), checks from Miss Maude (NZ), and this yarn-dyed check from Stonemountain & Daughter (USA)
Have you seen our free sew-along videos for the Tarawi Shirt? Check them out on our YouTube channel!
Above, I'm wearing a brushed cotton twill fabric (now sold out)
Brushed cotton and Flannel
Stonemountain & Daughter (USA), Sew Me Sunshine (UK) have the lovely Robert Kaufman Mammoth Flannel in stock- be aware that often quilting flannels are in a smaller width, and may not be suitable for this pattern, depending on what size you make.
Miss Maude (NZ), Mood Fabrics (USA), Croft Mill (UK) all have a lovely selection of check and/or plaid brushed cottons. Miss Matatabi (Japan) even has some cosy brushed linens, which isn't something you see every day!
Above, I'm wearing a crisp cotton shirting (now sold out)
Cotton Shirting fabrics
A crisp cotton shirting is a delight to sew with, and makes for an excellent Tarawi Shirt! Check out The Fabric Store (NZ), Stoffkollektiv (Germany), Blackbird Fabrics (Canada), Miss Maude (NZ) and Sister Mintaka (UK) for a selection of shirting-weight cottons.
Of course, patterned cotton like Tana Lawn from Liberty Fabrics (UK) and Lady McElroy (UK) will make great Tarawi Shirts! This week The Fabric Store (NZ) has 40% off Liberty fabrics, including their shirt-weight fabrics!
Check out Tarawi Shirts from our community of makers #TarawiShirt
Above, Leila wears linen check from Winnipeg Sews (Canada)
Silk & fabrics with drape
The casual look and relaxed-vibe of the Tarawi Shirt will make a great juxtaposition with silk! A sheer silk or a silk charmeuse would look great!
If a slippery silk is a step too far, Silk noil brings the qualities of silk but the ease-of-sewing of cotton shirting. We both love silk noil and have made Waikerie Shirts & Dresses from the fabric. Check out A+R Fabrics (Australia), Sister Mintaka (UK), Winnipeg Sews (Canada), Stonemountain & Daughter (USA).
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