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Cotton lawn uses a plain weave structure made out of cotton threads. This means that the threads inside the fabric form the over-under crosshatch pattern you think of with basketweaving.
This lightweight fabric also uses fine threads with a high thread count, making it soft and extremely drapable.
Cotton lawn makes a great choice for blouses, skirts, and summer dresses. It has a crisp texture and just enough body to provide a little structure while maintaining its light and soft feel.
The poplin made with cotton fibers is a favorite for making men’s shirts. The fabric has a nice tight weave and hence very strong and durable and doesn’t wrinkle as much as other cotton fabrics.
In suitable weights it can even be made into pants and jackets.
Cotton jersey fabric is made by knitting cotton fibers and this gives it a slight stretch. This is the fabric that the t-shirts are made of.
It is very comfortable to wear against the body – as you can see from the popularity of 100% cotton jersey t shirts. It can also be made into comfortable tops and dresses.
Stretch cotton jersey fabrics are a blend of cotton and spandex ( 95%-5%) with just enough spandex fibers to give it a little more stretch.
A blend of the viscose with natural fibers like cotton and linen gives this fabric many extra advantages. Rayon is a man made fabric and has many essential qualities needed for summer fabrics incorporated in it – breath ability, lightweight, flowy.
It is also very soft and smooth against the body and has a wonderful drape. But some features of the fabric make it less desirable – it is not very absorbent – so sweat can be repelled by the fabric surface and remain on your skin making you feel less than comfortable.
Viscose fiber also get very weak as it absorbs moisture.These disadvantages are countered by blending natural fibers with the rayon fibers.
This is a breezy airy fabric with a puckered surface. It is a good summer fabric to make shirts and blouses.
The image of gauze as a bandage fabric sticks – but gauze comes in many qualities – it is available as a super airy summer fabric just right for making lightweight dresses, shirts, blouses.
It may be thin to the point of being see through so you may want to wear slips inside. Another disadvantage is that the fabric creases a lot.
This is a lightweight doppelganger of denim fabric- with all the advantages of denim in the looks department as well as functionality. It can look very elegant when made into summer clothes.
Corduroy is a strong thicker fabric suitable for making summer pants and jackets.
This fabric is a natural summer fabric – a fabric that is meant to keep you cool whatever the temperature is. It is the high air permeability of the fabric that gives you the comfort it does.
Though synthetic fabrics like nylon has less than optimal moisture absorption capacities, they have a feature very much desired when you sweat profusely – they wick the moisture away from the body. This makes them the ideal fabrics for occasions when you will be sweating a lot, like out in the sun in the afternoon or exercising.