I am excited to sew with lightweight cottons this spring and summer. Quilting weight cotton is fine, and it can make a lovely A-line skirt, but the lighter weight cottons have more flow and drape. I've been ogling dozens and dozens of these lighter weight prints and I'll showcase some of my favorites in this post. If you want to see everything I've found, hop over to the Pinterest board I created here.
Anna Maria Horner, orginally one of the quilting cotton queens, has been branching out into apparel fabrics. She has a velveteen collection and now her prints are available on cotton voile. I love the simplicity of this one, and the contrast of the colors:
|Anna Maria Horner's Pastry Line Voile in Olive Green/Aqua from Etsy shop GreysFabric|
Liberty Tana Lawn art print fabrics are gorgeous, but super expensive (generally $35-45/yard) so I try not to "see" them when I'm ogling. But I couldn't help seeing this one! My friend Candice will love it because of the bookish design:
|Liberty Art Fabrics: 'Dr. Tulloch' Tana lawn A from emmaonesock.com|
While I've been drawn to more graphic/abstract prints lately, I couldn't help falling for this floral, especially in combination with the matching polka dot print. I think it the mix of sour lime with the cheery flowers - a nice mix/clash!
|Cotton Lawn Fabric Lime Darling Floral from hartsfabric.com|
|Cotton Lawn Fabric Lime Darling Dots from hartsfabric.com|