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Medieval style Dress

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 could re-create this classic look with fabric from our traditional collection of furnishing materials. berkleyThis lovely embellished swirl is called Berkeley.  We have a huge range of hangers to look through in our shop.DSC_4290

 

 

 

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.

 

DSC_4279The 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, or ring us on 01308 456844 to request some samples.DSC_4300

 

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.

 

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Linen floral fabric for curtains, blinds and cushions

This is a printed linen fabric featuring a traditional leaf and floral pattern in beautiful vibrant colours of greens, oranges, reds and blues on a natural linen cloth. This fabric is suitable for making curtains, blinds and cushions. This fabric is available to purchase now from our shop in the market town Bridport in West Dorset.

Marsons floral 1 Marsons floralFabric composition: 100% linen
Pattern repeat: 46cm/ 18″
Fabric width: 150cm/ 58″
Price per metre: £28.00

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Floral red and stone coloured fabric suitable for curtains, blinds, cushions and upholstery

This fabric is ideal for making curtains, blinds, cushions and upholstery. Its lovely rich red colouring would give a room a warm cosy feel. The fabric is reversible.

Fabric composition: Mixed fibres
Fabric width: 145cm/ 57″
Pattern repeat: 72cm/ 28″
Price per metre: £12.90

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