These are the 9 dresses you need this summer, plus the cotton poplin to make them inPublished on 1 July 2021 2 min read
What is cotton poplin?
Cotton poplin is a versatile fabric that’s a fabulous staple in every sewist's stash! Also known as tabbinet, cotton poplin is a plain-weave fabric with super fine horizontal ribs. It’s used to make tailored clothing such as shirts, dresses, trousers and skirts. If you're a budding sewist or fancy trying your hand at dressmaking, cotton poplin is a great fabric to get you started!
Top picks from the Cotton Poplin range
Make an on-trend cotton Gingham dress
Cut-out shoulders, cute smocks and sweet tea dresses, whatever shape you choose, the only fabric you need this summer is gingham! Pick your favourite dress pattern and your cotton gingham fabric to match, and you've got your alfresco style sorted.
Get it right in stripes this summer
Nautical chic is always a good idea. Bring the sunshine to your wardrobe with a cute stripey (or dotty!) dress that you'll wear and wear.
Strut your stuff in the perfect structured dress
Looking for a dress with a bit more structure? A shirt dress is a perfect pattern to practice your dressmaking skills. Pick from the cotton poplin florals for an outfit that will see you through hazy summer days.