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!
The Fine Cloth Company has just added a tidy selection of seersuckers in bright spring shades (they also have some navy, black and red too)
Miss Maude has 3 seersucker options– don’t be fooled by the seersucker category on her website being empty!
The Fabric Store currently has 3 seersucker options, including this teal and plum number.
Drapers Fabrics currently has 1 fabric which they describe as ‘subtle’ seersucker. The fabric has a large-ish check.
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!
Joan’s Fine Fabric has a black and a white Japanese seersucker.
Fabric Box in Auckland has a cotton silk seersucker with really small-scale puckering and a floral print. They also have quite a few ‘self stripe’ fabrics which end up having a similar texture to seersucker.
Spotlight has some seersucker options in stock, including the fabric that I used for my dress, above!
Not technically in NZ, The Remnant Warehouse has a seersucker that’s white fabric with printed black spots.
Definitely not in NZ, Fabric Godmother in the UK has a lovely little selection of seersuckers, including the rainbow one below and the brick-coloured one (below right) which almost has me placing an order.
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!
- Lovely NZ Sewing Patterns
- Cotton Lawn Projects
- Spring sewing with NZ designers
- Shirts, shirts, shirts!
- More shirts!
- Shirts revisited
Want to get printing?
Email your PDF pattern files through to email@example.com to get started. A0 printing is $6 per sheet and A4 from $.15 per page