One of my favourite things about making clothing (either for myself or for shop samples) is obsessing over fabric. I’ve started creating physical inspiration boards for each new pattern, and at any given time there are dozens of swatches pinned to each one as I narrow down what we’re going to use for the final shoot.
At the time we made our final Ebony samples, I was still convinced it was ideally made up in lighter weight, drapey knits, so that’s mostly what we used. However, over the last few months I’ve discovered it works in a variety of weights; scuba and double knit are a particular favourite for something a little more sculptural and dramatic.
Here are some beautiful fabric options I think would work really well
for the Ebony Tee Pattern.
Soft, fluid knits work like a charm for Ebony and give maximum swish; think lightweight sweater knits, and modal and rayon jerseys, as opposed to cotton spandex or thick interlock knits.
You might want to consider a bold print or classic stripe for your Ebony, since the pattern drape provides a great canvas. I’m especially crazy about shibori prints right now, and am totally in love with this raglan Ebony by Style Maker Fabrics.
SCUBA & DOUBLE KNITS
As I’ve mentioned, this pattern looks pretty great sewn up in a more structured fabric like scuba and double knits; they have heft and volume and look modern and sculptural. It’s a great evening look.
What fabric are you planning to make your Ebony with?