Furnishing cloth makes a great alternative to cotton poplin if you are looking for a luxurious dressmaking fabric. In this picture it has been used to make a warm, heavyweight evening dress and the maker wore it to a masked ball on a winters evening. She used curtain lining fabric for the voluminous sleeves, re-purposed from her old curtains. You can purchase our curtain lining online by following the link.
You could re-create this classic look with fabric from our traditional collection of furnishing materials. This lovely embellished swirl is called Berkeley and is available to buy through mail order at £28.50 per metre. We have a huge range of hangers to look through in our shop.
On the left, you can see that Berkeley is available in a range of refined colours and that we also have other suitable fabrics available. In the centre of the picture is Summer Palace also at £28.50 per metre and on the right is Bess at £29.40 per metre.
The trim is stitched on to the surface of the fabric to create the illusion of a laced bodice. You can find a large selection of trims like the ones featured below in our shop in Bridport, online in our webshop or ring us on 01308 456844 to request some samples.
Cinderella shall go to the Ball! Or maybe you have panto costumes to make for the coming season? Step by step instructions are included in this Simplicity pattern making it simple to put this lovely outfit together. Follow the costumes link above to find out more.