We love sewing for summer, it’s a chance to use fabrics in bright colours and beautiful prints and take them out for a spin at outside gatherings from BBQs to weddings.

Fabric-wise, natural fibres like cotton and linen are the best option to wear in the heat, as they stay nice and breathable when the temperatures start rising. Let’s see what kind of shirt you could be making this summer…

1. First up, it’s our latest release.This pattern gives you the ultimate crisp linen shirt. Depending on how you style it, our can give you a put-together outfit for the office, tucked into skirts and trousers, or a casual look, worn as a shacket over a summer dress.

Sew Over It - Jodie Shirt


2. With its relaxed fit and no tricky collar stand or sleeve plackets to tackle, it looks fantastic in linen and cotton. You also have the option to make it into a shirt dress, just the right length to double as a beach cover-up if you take her on holiday!

Sew Over It - Alex Shirt Dress


3. If you’d like a short-sleeved option, try this style.Try making her in a light cotton lawn or voile, which will feel great against the skin in the hot weather.

Sew Over It - Libby Shirt


4. For a more feminine option, have a look at  Blouse, which features a simple short-band collar and beautiful gathers at the neckline and cuffs. Lightweight fabrics with good drape to make the most of its billowy shape, so if you’d like to stick with natural fibres, you could make her in a silk chiffon.

Sew Over It - Zadie Blouse


5 . Finally,You need a classic button-up shirt with all the trimmings.

Sew Over It - Ultimate Shirt


We hope you’re feeling inspired to sew up some shirts this summer, which one will you go for first?