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Dress Fabric

Dress fabric is essential for creating the perfect look for your project. Dressmaking fabric comes in a varied selection of weights, constructions and styles, which you can understand more from our dress fabric online guide. Dress making fabric is an ideal clothing fabric for dresses, skirts, and blouses. Dress material comes in a variety of materials such as cotton, silk, and polyester, and in different weights and textures to suit different garment styles.

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Ripstop 2 oz Max Width: 1.43m Ripstop 2 oz From $26
Furnishing Leatherette 17.7oz Max Width: 1.28m Furnishing Leatherette 17.7oz From $37.50
Cotton-Linen 6.7 oz PGT Max Width: 1.37m Cotton-Linen 6.7 oz PGT From $26
Woven Canvas 8.85 oz Max Width: 1.57m Woven Canvas 8.85 oz From $26
Soft Velvet 8.2oz Max Width: 1.42m Soft Velvet 8.2oz From $26
Paris Chiffon (poly) 1.18 oz Max Width: 1.37m Paris Chiffon (poly) 1.18 oz From $26
Archway Brushed Twill 8.55 oz Max Width: 1.43m Archway Brushed Twill 8.55 oz From $26
Organic Cotton Canvas 9.1 oz  Max Width: 1.5m Organic Cotton Canvas 9.1 oz From $30
Classic Cotton Satin 5.1 oz Max Width: 1.49m Classic Cotton Satin 5.1 oz From $26
Real 100% Silk Twill 1.59oz Max Width: 1.25m Real 100% Silk Twill 1.59oz From $55
Velvet Shimmer 10.9 oz  Max Width: 1.38m Velvet Shimmer 10.9 oz From $30
Real 100% Silk Satin 2.5oz Max Width: 1.36m Real 100% Silk Satin 2.5oz From $61
Cotton Twill 6.2oz Max Width: 1.45m Cotton Twill 6.2oz From $26
Cotton Drill 7.52oz Max Width: 1.49m Cotton Drill 7.52oz From $26
Pure Poplin Organic Cotton 148gsm Max Width: 1.49m Pure Poplin Organic Cotton 148gsm From $26
Mulmul Soft Muslin (poly) 1.62 oz Max Width: 1.29m Mulmul Soft Muslin (poly) 1.62 oz From $26
Poly Felt 0.04" Max Width: 0.99m Poly Felt 0.04" From $26
Cotton Calico 5.3oz PGT Max Width: 1.47m Cotton Calico 5.3oz PGT From $26
Duchess Satin 4.1 oz  Max Width: 1.44m Duchess Satin 4.1 oz From $26
Monroe Satin 4.7 oz Max Width: 1.46m Monroe Satin 4.7 oz From $26
Real 100% Light Silk Satin 1.47 oz Max Width: 1.36m Real 100% Light Silk Satin 1.47 oz From $55
Breathable Waterproof 4.6 oz Max Width: 1.45m Breathable Waterproof 4.6 oz From $26
Organza 1.2 oz  Max Width: 1.39m Organza 1.2 oz From $26
Polar Fleece 6.5 oz Max Width: 1.55m Polar Fleece 6.5 oz From $26
Real Silk Georgette 1.5 oz Max Width: 1.33m Real Silk Georgette 1.5 oz From $55
Portobello 7.4 oz Max Width: 1.45m Portobello 7.4 oz From $26
Silk Impression (poly) 1.21 oz Max Width: 1.39m Silk Impression (poly) 1.21 oz From $26
Silk Sensation (poly) 2.65 oz Max Width: 1.4m Silk Sensation (poly) 2.65 oz From $26
Florence Net 1.8 oz  Max Width: 1.34m Florence Net 1.8 oz From $26
Marbled Velvet 6.5oz Max Width: 1.41m Marbled Velvet 6.5oz From $26
Deluxe Organic Cotton Satin 130gsm Max Width: 1.55m Deluxe Organic Cotton Satin 130gsm From $30
Lycra Soft Sheen 4.7 oz  Max Width: 1.43m Lycra Soft Sheen 4.7 oz From $26
Organic Recycled Cotton Twill 213gsm Max Width: 1.49m Organic Recycled Cotton Twill 213gsm From $26
Bull Denim 12oz Max Width: 1.48m Bull Denim 12oz From $26
Pima Lawn 100% Cotton 2.2 oz PGT Max Width: 1.48m Pima Lawn 100% Cotton 2.2 oz PGT From $26
Suede Vision 5.3 oz  Max Width: 1.5m Suede Vision 5.3 oz From $26
Loose Knit Jersey 5.46oz Max Width: 1.44m Loose Knit Jersey 5.46oz From $26
Cotton Muslin 50gsm Max Width: 1.33m Cotton Muslin 50gsm From $30
Royal Silk Chiffon 26gsm Max Width: 1.33m Royal Silk Chiffon 26gsm From $39.50
Trafalgar Twill 8.1 oz Max Width: 1.5m Trafalgar Twill 8.1 oz From $26
Tapestry 14 Count 6.19 oz Max Width: 1m Tapestry 14 Count 6.19 oz From $30
Lino 100% Linen Plain Weave 4.22 oz Max Width: 1.39m Lino 100% Linen Plain Weave 4.22 oz From $39.50
Warm Leatherette 20.65oz Max Width: 1.27m Warm Leatherette 20.65oz From $37.50
10oz Denim 8.85oz Max Width: 1.47m 10oz Denim 8.85oz From $26
New Janice Poplin Organic Cotton 3.98 oz Washed Max Width: 1.41m New Janice Poplin Organic Cotton 3.98 oz Washed From $30
Mulberry Silk Habotai 38gsm Max Width: 1.08m Mulberry Silk Habotai 38gsm From $39.50
Sailor's Woven Canvas 14.16oz Max Width: 1.42m Sailor's Woven Canvas 14.16oz From $30
Feather Voile 55gsm FR Max Width: 1.55m Feather Voile 55gsm FR From $26
Neoprene 29.5 oz  Max Width: 1.3m Neoprene 29.5 oz From $61
Poly Felt 0.12" Max Width: 0.99m Poly Felt 0.12" From $30
Poly Georgette 1.9 oz  Max Width: 1.41m Poly Georgette 1.9 oz From $26
Silhouette Cotton Sateen 3.69 oz Max Width: 1.74m Silhouette Cotton Sateen 3.69 oz From $30
Lycra Heavy Matte 7.4 oz Max Width: 1.45m Lycra Heavy Matte 7.4 oz From $26
Organic Half-Panama Cotton 8.8 oz  Max Width: 1.47m Organic Half-Panama Cotton 8.8 oz From $30
Panda Woven Bamboo 115gsm Max Width: 1.41m Panda Woven Bamboo 115gsm From $26
Tapestry 10 Count 6.78 oz Max Width: 1m Tapestry 10 Count 6.78 oz From $30
Solange Silky Jersey 6.34oz Max Width: 1.42m Solange Silky Jersey 6.34oz From $26
Woven Canvas 14.75 oz  Max Width: 1.75m Woven Canvas 14.75 oz From $30
Bounce Cotton Jersey 5.3 oz Max Width: 1.51m Bounce Cotton Jersey 5.3 oz From $30
Poly Twill 5.9 oz Max Width: 1.44m Poly Twill 5.9 oz From $26
 Slinky Lycra Matte 6.2 oz Max Width: 1.53m Slinky Lycra Matte 6.2 oz From $26
Crepe de Chine (poly) 2.51oz Max Width: 1.41m Crepe de Chine (poly) 2.51oz From $26
Chichi Furnishing Velour 8.26oz Max Width: 1.41m Chichi Furnishing Velour 8.26oz From $26
Cottage Cotton Slub 3.16 oz Max Width: 1.42m Cottage Cotton Slub 3.16 oz From $26
Rangeen Cotton Twill 208gsm Reactive Max Width: 1.45m Rangeen Cotton Twill 208gsm Reactive From $26
Panama Flo 4.4 oz  Max Width: 1.47m Panama Flo 4.4 oz From $26
Dorchester Weave 6.8 oz Max Width: 1.36m Dorchester Weave 6.8 oz From $26
Soft Shell Jersey 10.3oz Max Width: 1.43m Soft Shell Jersey 10.3oz From $30
Aida 14 count 5.31 oz Max Width: 1.07m Aida 14 count 5.31 oz From $30
Lustrous Seduction Poly Satin 2.51oz Max Width: 1.44m Lustrous Seduction Poly Satin 2.51oz From $26
Soft Fashion Jersey 5.90oz Max Width: 1.51m Soft Fashion Jersey 5.90oz From $26
Real 100% Silk Crepe de Chine 1.77 oz Max Width: 1.37m Real 100% Silk Crepe de Chine 1.77 oz From $55
Mulayam 100% Cotton Mulmul 59gsm Max Width: 1.05m Mulayam 100% Cotton Mulmul 59gsm From $26
Lumin Cotton Drill 249gsm Reactive Max Width: 1.49m Lumin Cotton Drill 249gsm Reactive From $26
Scuba 8.1 oz Max Width: 1.42m Scuba 8.1 oz From $26
Linden Waterproof 3.5 oz Max Width: 1.45m Linden Waterproof 3.5 oz From $26
Speaker Grill Cloth 5 oz Max Width: 1.47m Speaker Grill Cloth 5 oz From $26
Rox Sports Jersey 7.37oz Max Width: 1.49m Rox Sports Jersey 7.37oz From $26
Cosmic Cotton Warp Satin 7.26 oz Max Width: 1.36m Cosmic Cotton Warp Satin 7.26 oz From $26
Rustique Calico Organic Cotton 148gsm Max Width: 1.47m Rustique Calico Organic Cotton 148gsm From $26
Peached Poly Sheeting 3.8 oz Max Width: 1.8m Peached Poly Sheeting 3.8 oz From $26
Nautica 5.1 oz  Max Width: 1.46m Nautica 5.1 oz From $26
Crushed Velour 7.23 oz Max Width: 1.35m Crushed Velour 7.23 oz From $26
 Lycra Matte  4.13 oz Max Width: 1.35m Lycra Matte 4.13 oz From $26
Looped Back Sweat Jersey 7.4 oz Max Width: 1.58m Looped Back Sweat Jersey 7.4 oz From $26
Slub Jersey 4.13oz Max Width: 1.49m Slub Jersey 4.13oz From $26
Velvet Fever Poly Satin 3.24oz Max Width: 1.43m Velvet Fever Poly Satin 3.24oz From $26
Olivia Organza 100% Silk 0.7 oz  Max Width: 1.46m Olivia Organza 100% Silk 0.7 oz From $55
Layla Stretch Cotton Denim 325gsm Max Width: 1.36m Layla Stretch Cotton Denim 325gsm From $39.50
Scroll Paper Fabric 3.5 oz Max Width: 1.29m Scroll Paper Fabric 3.5 oz From $26
Roller Blind Standard (allows some light) 3.7oz Max Width: 1.57m Roller Blind Standard (allows some light) 3.7oz From $37.50
Crepe Stretch 5.60oz Max Width: 1.44m Crepe Stretch 5.60oz From $26
Butterfly Smooth Crepe 4.42oz Max Width: 1.43m Butterfly Smooth Crepe 4.42oz From $26
Tender Terry Towelling 10.32 oz Max Width: 1.5m Tender Terry Towelling 10.32 oz From $26
Blossom Lace 1.03 oz Max Width: 0.96m Blossom Lace 1.03 oz From $26
Lifestyle Recycled Poly Jersey 160gsm Max Width: 1.57m Lifestyle Recycled Poly Jersey 160gsm From $26
Artists Poly Canvas 260gsm Max Width: 1.3m Artists Poly Canvas 260gsm From $26
Monty Organic Cotton Drill 249gsm Max Width: 1.49m Monty Organic Cotton Drill 249gsm From $26
Starlight Organza 35gsm Max Width: 1.38m Starlight Organza 35gsm From $26
Trooper Nylon Ripstop 55gsm Max Width: 1.46m Trooper Nylon Ripstop 55gsm From $30
Svelte Microfibre Towelling 220gsm Max Width: 1.58m Svelte Microfibre Towelling 220gsm From $26
Voille De Ville 3.5 oz  Max Width: 1.49m Voille De Ville 3.5 oz From $26
Ella Waterproof 1.9 oz  Max Width: 1.46m Ella Waterproof 1.9 oz From $26
Mayfair Herringbone Weave 7.9 oz  Max Width: 1.43m Mayfair Herringbone Weave 7.9 oz From $26
Blackout Waterproof (no light) 8.26 oz Max Width: 1.55m Blackout Waterproof (no light) 8.26 oz From $37.50
Oilcloth Matte 8.08 oz Max Width: 1.39m Oilcloth Matte 8.08 oz From $30
Airflow Light 4.28oz Max Width: 1.45m Airflow Light 4.28oz From $26
Olympic Sports Jersey 5.31oz Max Width: 1.43m Olympic Sports Jersey 5.31oz From $26
Pima Lawn 100% Cotton washed 2.21 oz Reactive Max Width: 1.45m Pima Lawn 100% Cotton washed 2.21 oz Reactive From $26
Vea Organic Cotton Satin 140gsm Max Width: 1.46m Vea Organic Cotton Satin 140gsm From $30
Flex Sport Lycra 6.5 oz Max Width: 1.45m Flex Sport Lycra 6.5 oz From $26
Plain Weave FR Polyester 145gsm Max Width: 1.4m Plain Weave FR Polyester 145gsm From $26
Fine wove Linen Cotton 90gsm Max Width: 1.35m Fine wove Linen Cotton 90gsm From $30
Taffeta 2.7 oz  Max Width: 1.43m Taffeta 2.7 oz From $26
Quilted Jersey Stretch 7.5 oz Max Width: 1.29m Quilted Jersey Stretch 7.5 oz From $26
Chenille 9.7 oz  Max Width: 1.45m Chenille 9.7 oz From $26
Gaia Eco Woven 100% recycled 7.7 oz Max Width: 1.55m Gaia Eco Woven 100% recycled 7.7 oz From $39.50
Chain Jersey 7.52 oz  Max Width: 1.31m Chain Jersey 7.52 oz From $26
Heavy Brushed Sweat Jersey 7.67 oz Max Width: 1.53m Heavy Brushed Sweat Jersey 7.67 oz From $26
Fashion Crepe 4.42oz Max Width: 1.37m Fashion Crepe 4.42oz From $26
Tapestry 12 Count 6.49 oz Max Width: 1m Tapestry 12 Count 6.49 oz From $30
Ponte Jersey 7.67oz Max Width: 1.39m Ponte Jersey 7.67oz From $26
Wool Silk Blend Plain Weave 3.33 oz Max Width: 1.4m Wool Silk Blend Plain Weave 3.33 oz From $55
Freefall Water resist Nylon 45gsm Max Width: 1.44m Freefall Water resist Nylon 45gsm From $26
Sartoria Cotton Satin 169gsm Max Width: 1.4m Sartoria Cotton Satin 169gsm From $39.50
Tokri Half Panama Cotton 230gsm Max Width: 1.45m Tokri Half Panama Cotton 230gsm From $26
Whisper Wool Cashmere Twill 30gsm Max Width: 1.3m Whisper Wool Cashmere Twill 30gsm From $61
Scuba Crepe 8.55 oz Max Width: 1.44m Scuba Crepe 8.55 oz From $26
Bermondsey Twill Recycled 130gsm Max Width: 1.45m Bermondsey Twill Recycled 130gsm From $26
Neoprene 600gsm (1-2mm thick) Max Width: 1.24m Neoprene 600gsm (1-2mm thick) From $55

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What is dress fabric?

Dress fabric or dress material is a general term for any kind of textile which can be used for making dresses and other kinds of apparel. When choosing dress fabric online, you will be met with a wide selection of options varying in weight, design, construction and styles. There are certain fabrics which are more suited to dressmaking, some which are better for suits and jackets, and others which are best for sportswear or trousers.

Dress fabric is always a popular choice with sewers, and these are some of the more favored dressmaking fabrics:
  • Cotton
  • Jersey
  • Satin
  • Twill
  • Crepe
  • Silk
  • Lycra
  • Poplin
  • Lawn
  • Polycotton

How is it manufactured?

Dressmaking fabric is either knitted or woven and can be constructed from natural and animal fibers, such as cotton, silk, flax, wool or hemp; or synthetic fibers, such as nylon, polyester or acrylic.

Woven fabrics are made up of a weft (the thread going across the width of the fabric) and a warp (the thread going down the length of the loom). There are 3 types of woven fabrics: plain, twill, and satin. Knitted fabrics come as weft-knitted and warp-knitted, and can be knitted by hand or machine.

Purposes of dress fabric

Dress fabric refers to textiles which are most suitable for when it comes to clothes and dressmaking. As there are so many kinds of clothing available, there are also many types of dress material.

It is important to consider the purpose of the dress of clothing you are planning to make. Is it formal? Casual? High-end? Does it need to have any particular functions, such as resistance to water or creases? Does it need to be durable and easy to clean? Every fabric has specific purposes and these need to be researched before a project is started.

Properties

From silk dress fabric for creating stunning, luxurious silk dresses to wedding dress fabric for creating the dress of your dreams, there are many properties for dress material.
  • Cottonvery versatile, woven cotton comes in many different weights, often used for as cotton dress fabric, for shirts, skirts, trousers, jeans and accessories
  • Cotton jersey/knitknitted by machine, very popular for t-shirts and other apparel, stretchy and comfortable
  • Linenvariety of weights, easily creased, often blended with cotton, great for summer clothing
  • Silkluxurious, slippery, glossy face, woven fabric, which can be difficult to sew, used for blouses, dresses and underwear etc.
  • Polyester and poly cotton – synthetic fabric or synthetic and natural blend, generally lightweight, durable and crease resistant, woven, used for all manner of apparel 

Advantages of dress fabric

You can purchase dress fabric online very easily or visit dress fabric shops. If you are unsure of what fabric is right for your project, why not order a selection of test prints or a swatch pack which will give you a better idea of the properties of each one?

The advantages of dressmaking fabric are wide and varied. You have the option of choosing the perfect fabric to suit your occasion, body type and budget. Opt for slinky and comfortable jerseys for all day, easy wear, elegant silks, and satin for a luxe and high-end feel, or even cotton dress fabric for a natural and durable finish.