Summer 2021 Trends
We are back with a round up of the biggest trends for this summer. With the easing of lockdown restrictions and many social events resuming, we are all excited to be leaving loungewear behind and getting dressed up again. We have some tips to make that transition as easy as possible for you.
Patchwork and Print Mixing
Patchwork garments were popping up all over the catwalks for Summer 2021, along with print mixing. As sewists we are in a great position to recreate these looks from the leftovers of our garments.
At Lamazi Fabrics we stock a wide range of coordinating collections, making the choice of prints and fabrics so much easier. Choose a selection from your favourite brand safe in the knowledge that the colours, prints and base fabrics will all work together.
Rifle Paper Co Garden Party collection.
However if piecing together fabrics and finding the right combinations doesn’t appeal to you we have the solution. The Greta Laundy designed fabrics for Nerida Hansen have that same patchwork vibe to recreate some of these looks.
Read Janet’s blog post on sewing with Greta Laundy Canvas Cotton Sateen
Everlasting Blog Tour projects by Alexis Wright
Ideal patterns for print mixing include the Nina Lee Carnaby, Tilly and the Buttons Lyra or Named Clothing Helga Wrap Playsuit. These patterns all feature panels or different tiers to make print mixing easy.
Have you noticed the amount of companies using pink in their branding? ‘Millennial Pink’ is a big trend for many brands right now. It’s a colour many millennials associate with their childhood and happier times. Just look at some of the most popular cafes and venues in London.
EL&N Cafe in London
This colour has been popular in fashion this season as well. Who doesn’t want to be transported back to their childhood after the year we have all had.
These Millennial pink fabrics are perfect for creating a wide range of garments, from an Essential Jersey tee to a fabulous pink frock.
We have plenty of prints that will work perfectly for this trend if plain fabrics are not for you.
This colour trend works just as well for a more androgynous look as it will for a romantic pretty dress. Try the Named Clothing Tynni Blazer in our Breeze Rose Enzyme Washed Pure Linen for an easy throw on layer. Or the Deer & Doe Pensee Robe in Spring Bouquet Pink Viscose/Rayon Fabric for a romantic summer dress.
Boho is always a winner for summer. Loose floaty blouses, floor length dresses and swooshy trousers are perfect for any heatwave we will hopefully get or maybe even a holiday! This is a trend that returns regularly for summer so it is always a safe option to invest your time in.
To create this look the key features to look for are loose and flowy silhouettes, with the option for ruffles and voluminous sleeves.
For more Boho suggestions check out Sharlene’s blog with inspiration for sewing with Double Gauze. Or check out Tamlyn’s YouTube video and blog making the Helen’s Closet March top for some Boho vibes.
The Bigger the Better
Volume is big this season, and for once I am not talking about big sleeves! Loose shirts and wide leg trousers are big news, and the best part is they will make transitioning out of loungewear so much easier.
Think “borrowed from your boyfriend” shirts in breezy linen or silky, slouchy trousers that will rival the most comfortable pyjama’s.
Many of us are looking forward to ditching joggers and wearing our favourite jeans again. Wide legs and vintage styles are going to be big trends, so no need to worry about squeezing into your skinny jeans just yet. And the catwalks did not stop with jeans. Shirts and jackets are coming in different styles including bomber jackets and even fitted dresses.
Of course as sewists we are not limited to traditional denim. The range of Rifle Paper Co and See You At Six Canvas fabrics will be perfect for this trend while also adding a pop of print to your summer wardrobe.
Coordinating sets are all over the high end fashion stores (including matching shorts for your swimsuit). This is a trend that will not suit all of us (especially coming out of lockdown) but as sewists we have the option of lengthening the top so it tucks in nicely if you don’t want to bare too much skin.
For the ultimate in comfort choose one of our high quality knitted fabrics in a pastel shade to nail two trends in one go (pastels are also big news this summer).
Meet MILK - Fine Rib Jersey Mellow with TENCEL™ Lyocell, Derby Ribbed Jersey Soft Mint with TENCEL™ Modal Fibres, Fine Rib Jersey in Powder Pink with TENCEL™ fibre,, Mauve Stretch Jersey with TENCEL™ fibers
The Deer & Doe ONDEE Sweater and BRUME JUPE Skirt are perfect for creating a fitting silhouette in these fabrics.
Stripes are another big trend this summer and perfect for creating a matching set. Try a looser fitting top and bottoms for a more comfortable look.
Bright and Bold Animal Prints
Animal print has had a remake this summer with an injection of bold colour. This is a big nod to springs ‘Joyful Dressing’ trend with similar colours being used. This trend gives you free rein in terms of the style of garment you make. A floaty viscose Kaftan will be perfect for potential holidays, or a blouse with ruffles will be the ideal pairing with jeans.
Check also our collection of Animal Print fabrics as we add new lines each week.
Thank you for reading our round up of Summer trends for 2021. Which one is your favourite?