Double gauze is the perfect summer fabric, it’s breathable, comfy, soft, and cool. It’s made from two layers of gauze that are tacked together at regular intervals with little stitches that are undetectable from the right side of the fabric. Soft, airy, and slightly crinkled for a casual look it’s perfect for more unstructured clothing items like smock dresses and loose trousers and makes fabulous kids and baby clothes because of its natural properties.
We have put together some inspiration for what to make with this lovely cloth…
Loose smock and wrap-style dresses are the perfect choice for this soft drapey fabric type. We would recommend the following patterns:
Roseclair Dress – Cashmerette
Flor dress and top – Bella Loves Patterns
Indigo dress – Tilly and the buttons
We are all about the secret pyjamas! These soft and comfy trousers are perfect for work and play!
Chandler trousers and shorts – Untitled Thoughts
Bob pants – Style Arc
Barry Pants – Style Arc
Georgie Trousers – Fieldwork Patterns
From shirred bodices to loose fit blouses double gauze is the perfect casual but chic fabric.
Shirred tops are easy to make once you get the technique. there are lots of free tutorials on You Tube or you could try the By Hand London DIY.
Other top pattern recommendations are:
Selina woven top – Style Arc
ZW cropped shirt – Birgitta Helmersson
March Top and Dress – Helens Closet
Jumpsuits are perfect for an office look while dungarees are their casual cousin! A soft double gauze is the perfect pairing for this smart/ casual summer look.
Why not try:
Zadie jumpsuit – Paper Theory Patterns
Jazz jumpsuit (pictured middle) -Ready to sew
Leo Dungarees (pictured above left) – By Hand London
McCall Dress and Jumpsuit M81865
What we have in stock!
Look out for Debbie’s next blog post where she talks about her M7969 It’s the perfect Summer into Autumn dress…