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
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
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
Bold Flowers in Brilliant Blue Viscose Twill Fabric
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.
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
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!