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What Are the Best Summer Dress Fabrics to Sew?

What Are the Best Summer Dress Fabrics to Sew?

Though there have been plenty of those notorious April showers recently, the weather in general is definitely looking up.

Summer is just around the corner and so it's time to start updating your wardrobe with some hand-crafted garments that will make you look just as good as you feel.

Here at Croft Mill, you can choose from hundreds of different summer dress fabrics and this edition of our blog showcases just some of them.

Take a look at our collection of Spring/Summer fabrics 

Linen Fabrics

Linen is a great fabric to work with and is a summertime classic.

Our collection of linen and linen mix fabrics includes:


Mandalay - fabric roll

Sourced from a maker of classy clothing in Italy, Mandalay is a heavy linen fabric perfect for making summer-ready dresses, jackets and trousers.

Its deep, rich Cerise Pink colour is sure to turn heads!

Linen Chambray

Linen Chambray - Emerald - Linen Chambray In Green Colour CUD

A recent addition to our extensive product portfolio, this European-made linen chambray is guaranteed to inspire you.

The fabric comes in a gorgeous Emerald Green colour. 

Viscose Rayon Fabrics

Super-lightweight, these fabulous materials are an absolute delight to wear against the skin.

The selection includes:

Mossy' by John Kaldor

JK - Fenrnando - Olive - Floral Printed Viscose Challis John Kaldor Designer Dress Fabric - Close Up Fabric Photo

To create this stunning viscose challis fabric, a big and bold floral design has been printed onto a gloriously-contrasting Dark Olive background.

The material is so light and soft that you'll feel like you're about to float away into the sunset!


Structured - Cerise - Pleated Stretch Dress Fabric -Close Up Drape  Manequin Fabric Photo

If the UK government's roadmap out of COVID lockdown proceeds as planned then all social distancing restrictions should be lifted by 21st June. That means it's party time!

Be the belle of every ball with Cinderella, an Italian-made viscose plissé fabric in deep Cerise. With a beautiful flowing quality, this complex fabric is perfect for creating all kinds of superbly-structured garments.

Cotton Poplin Fabrics

All-natural and wonderfully-breathable, cotton poplin is the perfect summer fabric.

Our collection includes:

Sewing Room: Multi Cube

Sewing Room - Multi Cube - Cotton - Fabric - cud

Step out in style with this futuristic fabric. Onto a dazzling white background, a design comprising interlocking geometric cubes has been printed in a hypnotic selection of different colours.

Simply stunning!

Poplin Prints: Caroline

Caroline - Delph - Cotton Dress and Craft Fabric - cu

We absolutely adore this versatile cotton poplin fabric, which is truly timeless, completely chic and effortlessly elegant!

The fabric features an exquisite floral print and is available in several different colour options including Navy Blue, Teal, Aqua, Pink, Chartreuse and Delph Blue.

There are many more dress fabrics to discover so browse our website now and get ready for a super summer!

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