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Black Dressmaking Fabrics

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.

Read our blog about 1950s style dress patterns.

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Guiness & Champagne
Part number
1810M15

Guiness & Champagne

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.
Price incl. VAT
£15.00 per metre
Mansfield
Part number
1812JK15

Mansfield

145cm wide dark silver very fine polyester dress fabric with oodles of stretch....
Price incl. VAT
£18.00 per metre
To Party or Not To Party - Floral
Part number
1809C15b

To Party or Not To Party - Floral

140cm wide. Is a fairly delicate net upon which is embroidered floral pattern with plenty of the sheer net in evidence, this is black on a very pale beige background
Price incl. VAT
£12.75 per metre
To Party or Not To Party - Guipure
Part number
1809C15c

To Party or Not To Party - Guipure

134cm wide. Guipure a black all over scrawley embroidered sort of design loosely linked by a spiders web sort of arrangement holding the whole thing together.
Price incl. VAT
£15.00 per metre
To Party or Not To Party - Double Scallop
Part number
1809C15d

To Party or Not To Party - Double Scallop

130cm wide, Double Scallop, whisper light, fancy polyester net in palest beige with a quite substantial floral pattern in black with a double scalloped edge, pick the bones out of that lot!
Price incl. VAT
£12.75 per metre
Cloud - Black
Part number
1710P02A

Cloud - Black

155cm 95% Viscose 5% Lycra knitted jersey fabric in deep black. Perfect for any kind of fitted clothes and garments.
Price incl. VAT
£7.50 per metre
Double Crepe - Double Drat
Part number
1806E03b

Double Crepe - Double Drat

150cm wide,­extremely nice, so you pays your money and you takes your chance. Heavy Black – slightly heavier and more substantial, made in a different way.
Price incl. VAT
£12.00 per metre
Castanet
Part number
1804R04

Castanet

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.
Price incl. VAT
£28.00 per metre
Darkness Becomes You
Part number
1803M45

Darkness Becomes You

150cm wide, dark black 73% polyester 19% viscose, 8% Spandex, woven Italian crepe, suiting,
Price incl. VAT
£14.00 per metre
Triple Crepe - Black
Part number
1570b

Triple Crepe - Black

150cm wide deepest black polyester woven heavy triple crepe dress fabric of the best quality. A wonderful weight and very drapey.
Price incl. VAT
£16.50 per metre
Formality
Part number
6277

Formality

148cm wide lightweight quite fine black swirly polyester skirt fabric which will add formality without the worry of what happens when you spill on it.
Price incl. VAT
£5.00 per metre
Karla
Part number
6284

Karla

Black soft poly viscose, slightly satinised, slightly stretchy, lightweight dress fabric with a little bit of weave interest, quite different.
Price incl. VAT
£7.20 per metre
Complimentary
Part number
6454

Compli­men­tary

Heavy 98% polyester 2% elastane knitted jersey fabric,  it is very stretchy, dense and a great cloth if you know what to do with it.  Perfect for underwear or a panel on dress or top. 
Price incl. VAT
£5.25 per metre
Lace - Black
Part number
5376a

Lace - Black

145cm wide quite traditional soft corded lace. 100% polyester with a scallop edge and beautifully made.
Price incl. VAT
£12.95 per metre
For The Finer Things - Silk Chiffon
Part number
7346

For The Finer Things - Silk Chiffon

Beautiful 140cm wide black silk chiffon fabric. This is not dead flat - there is a subtle and lovely crinkle to it.
Price incl. VAT
£8.95 per metre
Knights In Black Satin
Part number
7187

Knights In Black Satin

155cm wide beautiful black stretch woven dress satin, densely woven Carrington Bridal polyester satin with a dull finish, doesn’t get much slinkier.
Price incl. VAT
£14.00 per metre
Fancy Dress Satin - Black
Part number
8138a

Fancy Dress Satin - Black

142cm wide polyester satin fabric in a proper black. A shimmery face and a soft feel.
Price incl. VAT
£4.50 per metre
Thou Shalt Go - Effervescent Satin Backed Crepe Black
Part number
1830k

Thou Shalt Go - Effervescent Satin Backed Crepe Black

113cm wide satin backed crepe dress fabric in black. We've called it 'effer­vescent' as it does have more shine to it than some of our others.
Price incl. VAT
£7.50 per metre
Lavinia
Part number
7005

Lavinia

150cm wide exceedingly soft, polyester “silk” of a gradually creaseless nature and another cloth that will almost make you want to wear it.
Price incl. VAT
£7.50 per metre
Some Day I'll Fly Away
Part number
4148

Some Day I'll Fly Away

142cm wide black soft silky viscose shirting with a beautiful soft hand.
Price incl. VAT
£5.75 per metre
Sparkle - Black and Wine
Part number
1402a

Sparkle - Black and Wine

Very sparkly and very nice quality sequined dress fabrics, all very different, I hope the photos do most of the work for me. This one is in Black and Wine – black with a wine colours floral pattern
Price incl. VAT
£10.95 per metre
Bodycon Jersey
Part number
3375

Bodycon Jersey

150cm wide fine stretch polyester jersey in another shade of black which folds and falls as graciously as you like or indeed it can be as skin tight as you like.
Price incl. VAT
£5.00 per metre
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Part number
3016

Cody Joe

Black polyester ITY jersey dress fabric.
Price incl. VAT
£6.50 per metre
Superior Satin Crepe - Jet Black
Part number
1989g

Superior Satin Crepe - Jet Black

A 150cm wide very superior fine polyester ‘silk’ luxury satin crepe dress cloth, in either deep cerise, kingfisher blue or jet black. It just hangs there. Rather splendid.
Price incl. VAT
£12.00 per metre