Fabrics for your Atrax

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The Atrax is designed to be sewn with a variety of knit fabrics (both 2-way and 4-way stretch will work), and here we've rounded up Atrax in different fabrics, and made a few fabric suggestions too!

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Fabrics for your Atrax Top

Above, I'm wearing a mashup of the Atrax and our Hexham Dress in a light-weight french terry. A stretchy ponte will bring an architectural shape to the Atrax, but any thicker fabric needs to have a good amount of stretch.

We love our merino jersey Atrax! Like the merino, a bamboo or modal blend Atrax will give an excellently drapey top that's relaxed but elegant. The leftovers will make great Kapunda Undies!

Above, Leila is wearing Glebe Pants with a merino Atrax Top in black merino from A+R Fabrics in Australia- she's also planning a bright red merino Atrax in this scarlet merino.

Below, I'm wearing Willandra Pants with a merino Atrax in rose merino from The Merino Collective in New Zealand.

We both love merino fabric for its great qualities, we've even used it for our Kapunda Undies! Merino makes a great Hexham Dress, and would a great choice for a Hexham Dress or even a Hexham/Atrax mashup.

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 Below, I'm wearing a ribbed cotton knit Atrax with corduroy Glebe Pants. Above, I'm wearing a 2-way stretch cotton stripe with wide-wale corduroy Glebe Pants.

Cotton can be a great fabric for your first experience with knits- it generally behaves pretty well and isn't slippery like some knits can be! The shape of the Atrax isn't conducive to serious stripe matching, so there's no need to concentrate on it.

If you love texture in your wardrobe, ribbed knits might be for you! It's not the same as ribbing fabric, but you'll find lots of ribbed bamboo fabrics popping up in online fabric stores this season. Nellie Joans stocks some lovely small ribbed cottons which would be perfect for the Atrax! If you're wanting extra drape, check out the ribbed bamboo from Sister Mintaka or Blackbird Fabrics.

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