Need some inspiration for your next make? Look no further! We had some beautiful samples sewn up in our Blackbird Exclusive Yarn-Dyed Cottons and modelled by our lovely founder, Caroline, to spark your inspiration.
Made from 100% cotton, these lightweight wovens are easy-to-sew and a breeze to wear! Boasting a smooth hand and a beautiful range of yarn-dyed designs, these effortlessly cool cottons are great for warm-weather makes of all sorts.
Come along as we walk you through a few examples of what you can make with them!
1. Classic Button-Downs
Keep it cool with an easy button-up shirt like this Olya Shirt from Paper Theory (up to a 56” chest, 57.5” hip)! We love how it gives us the opportunity to play with the orientation of our patterns (like the stripes shown here!) and add a bit of special pizzazz to our garments.
2. Statement Sleeve Dresses
Hot summer days are no match for billowy dresses like this Romey Gather Dress from Sew House Seven (up to a 61.5” chest, 65” hip)! With gorgeous voluminous sleeves and an airy gathered skirt, this easy-to-wear style is a great choice whether you’re packing light for a vacation or just looking for something to wear while soaking up sun on a patio.
3. Layer-Friendly Tank Dresses
Want a dress that can do double duty for sun-filled days and cool, breezy nights? Take a peek at this beautiful Verano Tank Dress from Christine Haynes (up to a 57” chest, 58” hip)! Wear this tiered-style alone over a swimsuit as a beach cover-up or sport it on top of a turtleneck to keep yourself warm around an evening bonfire, the choice is yours!
Have an idea for a pattern pairing that you’d like to share? Leave it in the comments below!