Seersucker Searching

It’s official, I’m a sucker for seersucker! That delicious texture, that purposeful scrunch- I can see much more of it in my future now that the weather is warming up.

You know I love to shop local when I can, and that I’m also forever keeping up with what’s-in-stock locally, so I thought I’d round up a few of the seersuckers that I’ve spotted recently!

Fabric Box in Auckland added some seersuckers and I’ve never purchased so fast!

I love this pink one where the seersucker pattern is floral. They also have quite a few ‘self stripe’ fabrics which end up having a similar texture to seersucker.

The Fine Cloth Company have their finger on the pulse and have continued updating their seersuckers

Miss Maude has seersucker options– don’t be fooled by the seersucker category on her website being empty!

The Fabric Store currently has seersucker options, including this rainbow gingham!

Drapers Fabrics currently has quite a few seersucker options at the moment- lots of stripes!

If you’re after textured fabrics but searching for ‘seersucker’ brings no joy, you can try searching webstores with phrases like crinkle, self stripe, textured to see if you get fabrics with similar qualities.

Fab Fabrics in Auckland has 2 seersucker options, including the rich red to the left!

Valley Threads has this lovely cotton lawn seersucker among their shirting-weight fabric offerings.

Spotlight has some seersucker options in stock, including the fabric that I used for my hack of the M&B Melba Dress that I added a gathered skirt to.

I used the large gingham seersucker but there’s also a smaller gingham option.

Definitely not in NZ, Fabric Godmother in the UK has a lovely little selection of seersuckers (including some great colours).

What to sew with seersucker?

Seersucker is a woven fabric that’s generally made from cotton, linen, or a blend of the two. Here’s a few roundups of patterns, many of which would be perfect for using with seersucker!

Want to get printing?

Email your PDF pattern files through to hello@chchsews.com to get started. A0 printing is $6 per sheet and A4 from $.15 per page

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