Essential Summer Fabrics (or How to Beat the Heat!)

Essential Summer Fabrics (or How to Beat the Heat!)

Spring is in the air, which means summer is right around the corner and you know what that means…yes, sno-balls and swimming of course, but also high temperatures and stifling humidity. If you want to avoid sweating like a Louisiana princess wearing a ball gown in the afternoon sun, it’s time to ditch your wools and woven jerseys and opt instead for more appropriate summer fabrics.


  1. Focus on natural fibers instead of synthetic ones – they’re lighter, airier, and offer greater breathability.
  2. Choose lighter hues – lighter colors reflect heat better than darker ones.
  3. Avoid tight clothes – when picking patterns, choose loose shapes that will allow air to circulate around your body more freely.


Our essential fabrics for summer include:   

  1. Seersucker      
  2. 2Double Gauze    
  3. Cotton Lawn       
  4. Batiste    
  5. Chambray    
  6. Linen       

Please visit out Spring / Summer collection of fun, cool, breezy fabrics at .



  1. Let us help get you started sewing a breezy caftan, shorts, loose trousers, a flirty dress, or a blouse. All of the patterns above, and more, are in stock and available now, in-store and online. Here’s to staying cool this summer!