Our Blanca Flight Suit launched last week and we couldn’t be more thrilled. We have shared a tester round-up here, a round-up of some RTW inspiration here and we did a fitting post here but now it’s time to share some of our suggestions for fabric that works well with this pattern. I have sourced a lot of these swatches from fabric stores included in the fabric store resource we created in April so hopefully, they are still available for shipping to you. This design calls for a sturdy woven with no stretch but you could definitely try some things I haven’t included below. Heather’s versions in denim and linen have really different looks so the fabric you choose can really impact the design of your finished garment. So without further ado, let’s go shopping!
CANVAS & DUCK
A bottom weight canvas is the most obvious choice for the Blanca Flight Suit. It doesn’t have to be in predictable army green, however. Made up in a sunny gold or a soft lavender you can really up the fashion factor and downplay the utility.
Heather’s denim version with white topstitching had a 70’s vibe. And Blanca’s white version is so cool and futuristic it looks destined for NASA. Other colours of denim could be cute for spring and when fall rolls around I’ll be making up a heavyweight white denim version to wear over turtlenecks.
We got so many lovely comments on Heather’s breezy linen version in chartreuse. Made up with the short sleeves, Blanca is totally ready for spring and summer and we can’t wait to see some playsuit hacks where she gets made into shorts!
TWILLS (TENCEL TOO)
Amy made a Tencel version of Blanca that will be coming to the blog soon. Most of these are straight cotton twill but a heavy silk or Tencel (while a bit trickier to sew) makes this jumpsuit dressy enough for heels. We can’t wait to see all the versions of Blanca and how you make her your own!
What are you going to sew Blanca out of??