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One Pattern, Three Fabrics

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


Lawn is a crisp, lightweight cotton, perfect for tops like Gretta. This substrate can be found in many fabric stores and often comes in a variety of colors and fun prints.

The Gretta top sewn in a cotton lawn from The Fabric Store.

1 | White Cotton Lawn

It doesn’t get any more classic than this crisp white cotton lawn, $7.98/yard.

2 | Fortune Teller Lawn

This novelty print would add the perfect pop of color to your spring wardrobe, $15.00/yard.

3 | Primrose Lawn

This cotton lawn is a sweet shade of pink and has a smooth hand, $8.99/yard.


Linen is the ultimate warm-weather fabric. This natural fabric is breezy to wear and easy to sew. Linen has a signature texture and wrinkles easily but works perfectly for casual blouses. Look for a lightweight linen for the Gretta top.

The Gretta top sewn in linen.

1 | Natural Linen

This heirloom-quality linen fabric is perfect for Gretta, $13.98/yard.

2 | Linen Check

This linen offers a crisp hand and an adorable micro-check design, $20.00/yard.

3 | Yellow Linen

This airy linen has a soft hand and open weave, $15.99/yard.

Rayon Challis

Rayon challis is a lightweight plain-weave rayon with plenty of drape. This substrate is incredibly soft and is great for sewing garments. Rayon has a tendency to shrink dramatically. Either pretreat fabric by washing and drying or care for garments delicately by handwashing or dry cleaning.

The Gretta top sewn in a rayon challis.

1 | Tomato Rayon Challis

This solid orange/red rayon challis fabric has a beautiful drape and soft hand, $8.99/yard.

2 | Cotton+Steel Rayon

This pixel print rayon challis has a neutral background with fun pops of red and blue, $14.50/yard.

3 | Teal Birds

This teal rayon features a fun bird print (it also comes in a beautiful lavender colorway), $14.79/yard.


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