Create different silhouettes by using cotton blends. Choose a lightweight cotton for a Veronica dress that drapes, or pick a sturdier chambray for a structured shape.
1 | Kyra Ikat
This medium-weight cotton has a weave that is similar to linen, $34.00/yard from Bolt & Spool.
This lightweight chambray has plenty of texture, with pops of bright pink and white, $15.00/yard from The Confident Stitch.
If only a picture could show you how nice this fabric feels, $9.90/yard from The Confident Stitch.
International options: UK
Seersucker has a distinct crinkly texture that is quite pleasant to wear in warm weather. You’ll recognize this cotton’s signature striped pattern, but it also comes in checks and bright colors.
This seersucker comes in a rich, deep red, $8.98/yard from LA Finch Fabrics.
This seersucker has a light texture, perfect for summer, $9.98/yard from fabric.com.
International options: AU
This seersucker is made from combed cotton, ideal for summer apparel, $7.48/yard from fabric.com.
Linen is the ultimate summer fabric, as it keeps you cool when necessary. The only downside is that it is prone to wrinkling, especially when traveling. To avoid wrinkles, look for blends that include rayon.
This lightweight linen mimics chambray and features delicate white stripes, $19.99/yard from Harts Fabric.
This cotton and linen blend canvas features a bold, block-print-inspired design, $13.40/yard from The Confident Stitch.
International options: CA
3 | Linen Délave
This yarn-dyed linen gets delightfully soft after washing, $22.00/yard from Fancy Tiger Crafts.