At Isle of Summer, we're not impressed by fast fashion and want you to wear our pieces for years, not just one season. We choose higher quality fabrics that will perform well over time and use french seams where possible to improve durability. Our fabrics are also pre-washed to avoid shrinking and when possible, low iron.


In summery, a french seam is a seam with all the raw edges enclosed. So that means you can't see any raw or overlocked edges. This gives garments a very neat finish on the inside, which is especially good for items which might flap open in the wind or fold over. 

It also means the seam is much less likely to come apart, making the seam more durable and longer lasting than a straight stitched or overlocked edge. 

This method also takes a little more time to finish but we feel the end results are well worth the extra attention to detail. 

what are french seams