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One Pattern, Three Fabrics

Explore how fabric choice can completely change a garment’s look.

Posted in: Fabric & Textiles • February 28, 2017


Linen is the ideal fabric for warm spring and summer days. This natural fiber breathes easily and lends an effortless look to any garment. Look for mid-weight linens, as lightweight linens can be a little transparent.

The Sonya dress sewn in a linen purchased locally. You can find a similar fabric here.

1 | Metallic Linen

This fabric offers the drape and ease of linen with a fancy metallic finish, $26.00/yard.

2 | Pinstripe Linen

This fabric has a classic pinstripe design with a modern chambray twist, $19.99/yard.

3 | Ginger Spice Linen

This fabric offers a soft and slightly crisp hand. It comes in 22 colors, so there is a shade for everyone, $15.99/yard.


Twill is a durable fabric that comes in a variety of colors and fibers. Denim is a fashionable member of the twill family that is easy to wear and care for.

The Sonya dress sewn in twill.

1 | Crossroads Denim

This piece-dyed twill is processed and laundered to give it a faded, washed look and extra soft hand, $14.60/yard.

2 | Canyon Colored Denim

This medium-weight denim features a bright colored weft and white warp for an almost vintage look, $10.48/yard.

3 | Railroad Denim

This medium-weight denim has 1/4” vertical stripes and is perfect for experimenting with stripe placement, $12.98/yard.


Looking to add some structure to your Sonya dress? Canvas is a great option, and it comes in a huge variety of colors and prints. You can also find this fabric in a variety of fibers, from classic cotton to versatile blends.

The Sonya dress sewn in a canvas purchased locally. You can find a similar fabric here.

1 | Panthera Canvas

This cotton and linen canvas features tigers, leopards, and cheetahs, oh my! $15.99/yard.

2 | Macramé Canvas Leaves

This design from Cotton+Steel has a striking color palette and a crisp hand, $15.98/yard.

3 | Yarn-Dyed Canvas

This yarn-dyed linen and cotton blend has a soft feel, but is still structured, $8.99/yard.

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