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Summer 2021 Trends

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. 


The new range of fabrics from Cousette match perfectly. From top left- Magnolia Spritz, Kaleidoscope Spritz, Fiore Tutti Frutti and Cherie Berry Viscose Fabric. 


Atelier Brunette offer a great selection of coordinating fabrics. From top left- Windy Night viscose, Crepe Viscose Maple, Seed Cedar Kelsey Crepe fabric, Windy Maple Viscose Fabric. 

 

 

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. 


From left to right- Nerida Hansen- Greta Laundy Canvas on Cotton Sateen, Greta Laundy Mountain Linen and Greta Laundy Canyon on Cotton Sateen.

Read Janet’s blog post on sewing with Greta Laundy Canvas Cotton Sateen

you could also try a patchwork print fabric similar to this Flower Keeper rayon fabric designed by Sharon Holland for Art Gallery Fabrics.

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. 


 

 Millennial Pink


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.


From top left- Romance Pink Cupro Tencel Bark Crepe, Essential Chic Rose Cotton Jersey, Breeze Rose Enzyme Washed Pure Linen, Flow Pink viscose Linen Blend Dress Fabric


A favourite colour combination for many is pink and red. I’m sure we have all swooned over this Pigeon Wishes Seersucker even if the colour combination isn’t for you. 

Red Petals on Pink Cotton Seersucker

We have plenty of prints that will work perfectly for this trend if plain fabrics are not for you. 

 

From top left- Spring Bouquet Pink Viscose/Rayon fabric, Vintage Flowers rose TENCEL Modal Jersey, Rifle Paper co- Garden Party Rose Cotton Fabric, Ex-Designer Moroccan Tiles Unwashed Linen.


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. 


 

Bohemian Summer


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. 

From left- Atelier Jupe Off-White Boho Chic Viscose, Cousette Charmille Cream Double Gauze, Windy Off-White Cotton Lawn.

From left- Art Gallery Fabrics- Firefly Nightfall in Rayon, Flow Mint Viscose Linen Blend, Lucinda Off-White Linen Viscose Blend fabric.

Pattern options for this trend include Friday Pattern Company Wilder Gown, Papercut Patterns Array dress, Atelier Jupe Liv Blouse with Ruffle and Maven Sewing Patterns- The Wendy Smock.


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. 

From left- Watercolour bouquet Linen Cotton Blend, Flow Drizzle Grey Viscose Linen Blend, Gypsophila flower Natural Viscose Linen Fabric. 

From left- Grandeur Navy Modal Bamboo Twill Dress Fabric, Meet MILK Tencel Two Tone Plaid Check Sky Dress Fabric, Lilac Slub Linen with Tencel Fibres


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. 

From left- Breeze Denim- Enzyme Washed Pure Linen, Rifle Paper Co. Garden Party Rose Blue Unbleached Canvas Fabric, Mind the Maker- Heavy Washed Denim 12.5oz Dark Blue


For pattern suggestions you can try Tilly and the Buttons Jessa or Rosa, Closet Core Morgan Jeans. 



Matchy Matchy 


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 FibresFine 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. 

From left- Multi Stripes Modal Jersey, Meet MILK Two Tone Stripe Twill Puff with Tencel Lyoell Fibres, Retro Stripes Woven Viscose fabric


The Papercut Patterns Nexus Top and Named Clothing Ninni Culottes can be made in both woven and knit fabrics, so are perfect for this selection. They will also make a beautiful co-ord set.



 

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. 

 

From left- Leopard Pink Linen Viscose Blend, Zebra Sage Green Woven Viscose, Bold Leopard Pink Viscose/Rayon fabric

From left- Animal Print Blue Viscose Fabric, Atelier Jupe Soft Animal Pink Viscose, Animal Kingdom pleated satin fabric 

Check also our collection of Animal Print fabrics as we add new lines each week. 

Try the Experimental Space Rosalee or Named Clothing Reeta shirt dress with these prints. 


Thank you for reading our round up of Summer trends for 2021. Which one is your favourite? 


Sharlene

@sosewdressmaking


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