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Holiday Sewing Inspiration

A.K.A British heatwave dressing! With temperatures rising this week in the UK and many of us planning summer holidays we have pulled together some inspiration for what to make and wear when the temperatures rise. 

 Shirts and Shorts

Cousette Majorelle Double Gauze Fabric

Sometimes know as secret pyjama’s, you can indeed use your favourite pyjama pattern to make this set. The Paper Theory Agnes Pyjama’s have the perfect loose slouchy fit for keeping you cool in the heat and can be made in a super soft double gauze or our popular Flow Linen viscose blend for the ultimate secret pyjama’s.

Flow Green Viscose Linen Blend Noil

Paper Theory Agnes Pyjama’s

For a slightly more tailored look The Everyday Shirt and The Culottes by The Avid Seamstress are perfect. Shorten The Culottes into shorts for a ‘city short’ style. 

Make an Outfit- Floral Field Twill with Lilac Linen Fabric Bundle 

The Avid Seamstress The Everyday Shirt and The Culottes



Zinna Emerald Viscose/Rayon Fabric

Papercut Patterns Maya Cami/Dress Pattern

Light and floaty dresses are the easiest option to throw on when the temperatures rise. Loose ‘cami’ style shapes with thin straps are ideal for keeping cool. Choose a lightweight printed viscose or a solid colour double gauze with a hint of sparkle. Or stick with the summer classic- gingham!

Atelier Brunette Stardust Amarante Double Gauze

Atelier Jupe Chloe Sundress


Beige Gingham Viscose Seersucker

Paradise Patterns Hallon Dress


If you need a style with a thicker strap the Named Clothing Ilma Smock dress or Nina Lee Kew dress will work.

Breeze Blossom Enzyme Washed Linen

Named Clothing Ilma Smock Dress 

Bold Magenta Flowers Viscose Twill Fabric

Nina Lee Kew Dress



Bold Flowers in Brilliant Blue Viscose Twill Fabric

Style Arc Mildred Jumpsuit


If a jumpsuit is more your thing there are lots of loose styles that will work for warmer weather. The Style Arc Mildred will cover your bra straps while also providing a loose fit. 

For a shorter style the Named Clothing Helga Playsuit is a great option to keep cool. While black would be a classic wardrobe staple, you could add a pop of colour in our Flow Blue Turquoise Linen Viscose Blend.

Flow Blue Turquoise Linen Viscose Blend Fabric

Named Clothing Helga Wrap Playsuit 

Alternatively our range of Serene Sandwashed Viscose fabric would pair well with this pattern.

Serene Sandwashed Viscose


The White Dress

Serene Sandwashed Viscose in Solid White

Sew House 7 Wildwood Wrap Dress

The white dress is a summer staple. It’s ability to keep you cool is ideal in the hot weather, and linen or viscose fabric will also be breathable. Our range of Serene Sandwashed Viscose is perfect for summer in any colour and perfect for a drapey wrap dress for a special occasion. 

The Pauline Alice Coeli blouse lengthened to a dress in linen is perfect for those days when you want as little fabric as possible touching you!

Breeze White Enzyme Washed Pure Linen

Pauline Alice Coeli Blouse


For more summer sewing inspiration have a look at our “Summer Trends 2022” blog for more ideas and a run down of the seasons top trends. 

Stay cool and happy sewing!

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