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Clothes that cling to the skin on hot summer days make you feel uncomfortable. Instead, loose-fit garments sewn from light materials are better as they allow the air to cool you down. These casual linen pants with tapered leg bottoms are ideal for hot weather. They have an elasticated waist, pockets in the side seams and pleats at the front waist. The inherent natural creases of the linen suit the relaxed style, so it's not necessary to iron the pants after washing them.
The wide-hem tunic is sewn from lightweight printed viscose fabric with woven-in gold dots. Its bodice fronts overlap slightly, and the lower panels are gathered to the bodice. The tunic has voluminous gathered sleeves, and its neckline is finished with a band.
This sweater is sewn from breathable double-face viscose knit with with a lovely texture. It's ideal for summer leisurewear. The loose, minimalistic design has simple, double-stitched hems on the sleeves and on the bottom-hem edge. The neckline has a single-layer fashion-fabric band. The outer edge of the band is finished with a serger rolled hem and rolled up outward, so that the reverse side of the knit is visible on the right side.
The narrow pants are made from firm, yet stretchy cotton/polyester blend Punto di Roma jersey. The stitched creases on the leg fronts give the pants an elegant, smart look. The pants have an elasticated waistband and pockets in the side seams.
This trendy shirt dress and the matching brim hat are made from ramie/viscose/linen blend fabric, which is cool and casually elegant for wearing on city breaks in hot weather. The dress has a beautiful convertible collar and a half placket with buttons on the front. The back panel is gathered to the shoulder yoke, and the armholes are finished with bias-cut facings. In additions to the chest pockets, there are also pockets in the side seams.
The dress is accessorized with a beautiful hat. Its brim is narrower at the back than at the front. The length of the self-fabric chin strap can be adjusted with a two-hole wooden toggle button.
This lightweight padded vest comes in handy on cool spring and summer days. The shell is made from printed ramie/viscose/linen blend fabric with light iron-on batting fused to its wrong side. The lining is solid-color ramie. The vest has a beautifully-shaped hood and flapped pockets that are inserted into the horizontal seams in the front. There are drawstrings on the hood and on the bottom hem.
This loose-fit T-shirt is sewn from single jersey combining organic-cotton and milk protein fiber, and its neckline is finished with a self-fabric binding. Here you can see the pants that we have featured in our previous post worn with the snap fasteners on the leg bottoms open. Instead of snaps, you can attach two grommets to each leg bottom and insert drawstrings into the bottom-leg hems.
Crisp cottons are ideal fabrics for summer clothes because they allow air to flow between the skin and and the fabric, thus helping you to keep cool. The cap sleeve blouse is made from poplin with a shoulder yoke and side vents at the hem. The armholes are finished with bias-cut facings.
The wide-leg cargo pants, sewn from enzyme-washed cotton fabric, are perfect for various summer activities. They have leg pockets at the side seams as well as slanted hip pockets on the front. The back portion of the waistband is elasticated. The leg bottoms are gathered into soft pleats with snap fasteners.
This shirt is an alternative version made with the same pattern as Lysti the Corgi -sweatshirt, we just switched the fabric to printed cotton jersey! The photos also showcase the waist of the corduroy pants better.
Layering is the best way of dressing up for the variable spring weather. The pullover anorak is roomy enough to fit over a woolen sweater, if necessary. On warmer days, it can be worn with only a T-shirt under. It has a protective, well-shaped hood and a generously long zipper placket. A roomy pocket is inserted into the yoke seam on the front, and the sleeves have ribbed cuffs. The side vents make the anorak easy to slip on. The material is tightly-woven windproof cotton fabric.