Summer sewing inspiration
If it's heating up for you, and you're thinking about making things to keep you cool, instead of staying cozy- we've got you covered!
- Banksia Swim Expansion
- Belmore Jacket
- Birchgrove Pants
- Glebe Pants
- Huon Shirt & Dress
- Nullarbor Cami & Dress
- Sculthorpe Pants
- Tarlee T-Shirt
- Torrens Box Top
- Waikerie Shirt & Dress
- Willandra Pants
Many of our patterns can do double-duty between hot and cold weather, depending on the fabric you choose! Linen, cotton and silk noil are a great choice for summer makes of our woven patterns! If you're making knits for summer, thinking about fabrics with wicking properties will help you stay cool (bamboo, modal, hemp, etc).
Preparing for cool weather? Check out our winter roundup here!
Our Nullarbor Cami and Dress was designed with warm summer weather in mind!
There's not many patterns in our size range that you can scrapbust with! Sizes iii-3 use 0.9m/1 yards of fabric and Sizes iii-3 use 1m/1.1 yards for the cami!
This means that there's finally pieces of fabric in the remnant bins that I can actually do something with!
Check out the #NullarborCami hashtag for more inspiration!
Summery Huon makes
The lovely gathers of the Huon Shirt & Dress make for an effortless, but lovely, summer wardrobe piece! Above, I'm wearing a breezy seersucker Huon Dress!
If you're looking for inspiration, check out all the blogs on the Huon and specifically check out @tl_matthews' drapey Huon Shirt, @whitneygetsdressed' crisp white Huon Shirt, @madebychlochlo's Huon Shirt with the Patreon Bonus collar, and this collection of excellent versions.
Our pants as shorts
Shorten our pants for summer! Simply shorten your pattern pieces to the length desired (accounting for a hem)! We've seen some great Glebe Pants short (in both flat-front and pleated-front versions) and even our Sculthorpe Pants have been short-ified!
We haven't yet seen Noice Jeans Shorts (maybe Noice Jorts), but we're thinking they'll be popping up now that the northern hemisphere is heading into summer!
Our pants as pants
Of course, our pants made to pants length are also great for summer! Our Birchgrove Pants, Glebe Pants, Sculthorpe Pants, Willandra Pants, can all be made from fabrics which work for summer and winter!
Linen, hemp, ramie, cotton, tencel, and even lightweight canvas, denims & chambray would be perfect for warm weather!
Check out this peak-summer ensemble from @jules.makes!
Summer of Waikerie
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