Inspired by the current sale of Liberty Tana Lawn at TFS, I thought I’d round up some sewing patterns which would look great in Tana Lawn!
Cotton Lawn makes great summer PJs, would make an excellent robe, makes for lovely crisp shirts, and looks especially good when it’s gathered! With that in mind, here’s some ideas which may or may not get your creative juices flowing.
from Paper Theory Patterns (previously of Dunedin)
A modern, oversized t-shirt, designed to look relaxed and feel easy to wear in a woven fabric.
The body is much wider than a regular t-shirt and the sleeves are longer than normal, sitting just above the elbow, with the angular square armholes being its hallmark feature. The neckline has a hidden binding to complement its minimalist design and the hem turn ups are extra deep to emphasise its boxy silhouette.
The Collins Top from In The Folds (in Sydney) is a loose-fitting trapeze-shaped top designed for woven fabrics. It is A-line in shape, perfect for hot summer days. There’s also a version with sleeves!
The Cornell Shirt from Elbe Textiles (formerly of Christchurch) is a gender-free pattern with a drop shoulders and a classic grandpa collar.
The Cashmerette Springfield is a woven shell top with multiple cup sizes and multiple views.
Check out the other pattern roundups on the ChCh sews blog
- Sleepwear Sewing roundup
- Summer Sewing from NZ designers
- Roundup of shirt sewing patterns 1, 2, 3
- Sewing patterns for men
The Melody Dolman from Love Notions
Available from 84-146cm bust and 90-151cm hip, has a camp-style collar, and a shirt-tail hem.
The Gosling Shirt from Mimi G Style is a slim-fit shirt with great features.