Let’s begin from the label of the fabric you are going to buy.
What should you read there besides the price?

Manufacturer (Made in): Italy, France, China, etc.
The name and the type: chiffon, jersey, crepe, denim,  etc.
Composition: in percentage – silk, cotton, polyester, elastan, rayon, etc.
Type of used: for suits, blouses, jackets, swimsuits, lining, etc.
Weight (g/m): 150
Width (cm): 150
Laundry rules: —

Manufacturer:
Everything should be clear here. I like very much fabrics made in Italy. But they are not cheap. China is also good manufacturer of fabrics. There are a lot of fabrics made in Chine which are suitable for sewing of hijabs. And as I’ve heard fabrics we call “Saudi crepe” and “Saudi silk” (by the way both 100% polyester)  are made in China also. Fabrics are also produced in USA, India, Egypt. The biggest manufactures are located in these countries.

The name.
If you see on the label only the name, do not buy these fabric. It says nothing! Even if fabric is called “silk” it does not guarantee it has in composition 100% natural silk. If you see only “guipure”… it can be silk, polyester and even cotton. Jersey also can be different. Not all knit fabrics are jersey. So you always need to know the composition and the weight.
Composition.
Using these data you will know natural fabric are you going to buy or not. The most known composition items are:

Co,Cotton, Baumwolle, Coton
VI, Viscosa
WO, Wool, Wolle
SE, Silk, Seide
Li, Linen, Lin
PL, Polyester
EL, Elastan
Ly, Lycra
Type of use.
Very helpful information especially for the beginners  or when you buy fabrics online.

Fabric weight.
It can be used to define type of use for fabric. Light fabrics with 1 meter weight  50—200 g. are usually used for blouses or lining, it can be used for headdresses producing, 1 meter of suits fabrics weights about 200—400 g., 1 meter of coats fabrics weights about 500—600 g.

Laundry rules.
Very important information! Please always pay attention on it or ask seller if this info is not available.

Other possible details.
Some fabrics can shrink after washing, they can fade or stretch. By the way on the label you also sometimes can find color fastness and shrinkage values.
So before starting to sew you have to wash fabric or to iron it in special manner with seam.

If you are going to combine colors, before sewing you need to test fabrics. Take pieces and wash them to see if they are fading.

For muslim ladies or modest women one more attribute is vary important – the degree of transparency. It is also can be noted on the label in percentage.
To check if fabric suits your requirements  through over you hand the fabric. Then check how good you see your fingers on the light through 2 layers of the fabric. Same result you will have in the sunny day for your legs. You probably would not notice this when you just put a dress or a skirt on at home, but on the street everything will be clear but too late.  To solve issue you will need to wear underskirt.

Buy the way underskirts or loose pant are must-haves for any wardrobe. And not only due to possible transparency of the clothes. There is one more fabric characteristic – the level of “fluidity”. We like soft fabrics, but sometimes this kind of fabric describes you body too much and not only the body but also your underwear type. Everything depends on textile characteristics. To check this point you can do like shown on the picture below.

And some words about hot seasons…

Exactly regarding hot seasons muslim ladies often think about proper fabric. It must not be transparent but has to be still light; it must not describe the body and still nobody want to wear several layers of clothes, fabric should be breathable and fabric should quickly cool down  and slowly become warm – it must not be HOT!

First, what I can to advise is – sew loose clothes! And this will require wearing of underskirts or pants – sew them also loose style. Loose clothes but using minimum of fabric amount, because if you gather 3 meters on you waist this will heat you.

To sew using only natural fabrics is not necessarily. You can combine: bottom part – polyester, top part – natural fabric. But to put on polyester maxi or  when both bottom and top part are not natural is not even good for you health.

Natural silk is always good choice although expensive.  It get hot very quickly but cool down also fast.
Linen. According to theory, linen will cool you down in hot season and will warm you in cool season. I can say that it depend on linen thickness. Thin one will require from you to put on underskirt.
Cotton.  The thinner it is the more layer you will need.
Viscose  – same is as for cotton.
Regarding colors. Light colors get warm slowly but cool down also very slow. Dark colors get warm quickly, but also quickly cool down.  What would be better for you I cannot say. We know that black color is sunnah. And black, loose and silk clothes will cool down very quickly – according to theory.

So I can only confirm that hot season issues are not simple for us muslims. Of course it is hot in hijab. But for hijaby-beginners I can say for consolation – your  sensitivity to the heat will change and eventually you will not fill so hot in hijab. So don’t be obsessed with these hot season hijaby issues!

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