Croft Mill

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
Sydney - Black
Part number
1904J16D

Sydney - Black

Black stretch dress fabric, perfect for trousers but also good for dresses and jackets. Made from a mix of viscose/­polyester and elastane.
Price incl. VAT
£6.00 per metre
Mansfield
Part number
1812JK15

Mansfield

145cm wide dark silver very fine polyester dress fabric with boodles of stretch, and the silver is in fact printed on a black cloth so it is not bright silver but still has quite a sheen to it.
Price incl. VAT
£18.00 per metre
Cover Up
Part number
1811J11

Cover Up

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
Price incl. VAT
£6.00 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
1710P02

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
Double Crepe - Drat Drat
Part number
1806E03a

Double Crepe - Drat Drat

150cm wide, extremely nice, so you pays your money and you takes your chance. Lightweight Black – quite fine and lightweight
Price incl. VAT
£6.50 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
John Kaldor - Scuba
Part number
18104JK17

John Kaldor - Scuba

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.
Price incl. VAT
£15.00 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

125cm wide black soft poly viscose, slightly satinised, slightly stretchy, lightweight suiting 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
What Might Have Been
Part number
6137

What Might Have Been

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
Price incl. VAT
£6.00 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
Paisley Changeant Linings B - Black/Black
Part number
7350j

Paisley Changeant Linings B - Black/Black

There we have a fabulous collection of our new paisley changeant linings in new 10 colours! 145cm wide good quality polyester paisley lining in black.
Price incl. VAT
£5.25 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
Georgette Dress Fabric - Black
Part number
2030h

Georgette Dress Fabric - Black

Gorgeous quality Georgette dress fabric in deep black.
Price incl. VAT
£4.25 per metre
Darkness Falls
Part number
7323

Darkness Falls

150cm wide, black matt finish polyester dress fabric.
Price incl. VAT
£5.75 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