As we are a mainly female team, here at Croft Mill we understand how hard it can be to find the perfect dress in the perfect fabric for any given occasion. However we all agree on one mantra ‘you can never go wrong with a little black dress’ especially when it is made out of good quality fabric and measured to fit. Therefore here we have gathered together our black dress fabrics that you can use to make your own.
In my early days as a conceiver of how to mix drinks, Guinness and Champagne. Was and still is referred to as Black Velvet and guess what? This first item on our agenda is a rather splendid 50% cotton 45% modal 5% Elastane.
160cm wide, this is actually two fabrics in one, a pretty paisley floral fabric bonded to a metallic knitted underlay. Very pretty it could be used as detailing for sleeves and the neck line or could be made as a tunic using a lining. All in all a very pr
Not as in fishing but as in Spanish dancing, this is a 150cm wide black wool with polyester light weight suiting, woven pretty much like a fine loose hopsack, that it has a little bit of coarseness about it.
This is 160cm, 94% polyester, 6% Elastane, quite substantial but very fine scuba jersey in jet black, from John Kaldor, which will make those ultra-tight jegging garments which, will of course pull in.
150cm wide black slightly shimmering viscose cheese cloth within built false markings and some purposely crease marks. All of which makes the cloth, so it gives the cloth character, this is a dressing up or dressing down cloth, whatever your mood takes yo