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Dress Fabrics - Bi-Stretch

However fashions change or no matter what the weather is doing, Dress Fabrics are always our best selling collection. Dressmaking is a timeless hobby and even with ready made clothes being more available than ever before more and more people are turning their back on mass produced, off the rack designs in favour of bespoke, made to measure pieces. Particularly, in the last 5 years with programmes such as the sewing bee hitting our screens, dressmaking has become more popular than ever with sales of sewing machines increasing by as much as 500% and SIY (sew it yourself) classes popping up all over the country. Of course, the increase in popularity of this classic hobby has had a direct impact on the sales of Dress Fabrics which has seen our online expand massively over the last few years.

amyadams Bi-stretch is the perfect Dress Fabric for evening wear.

Many of our Dress Fabrics are new additions which have seen spike in demand due to new fashions such as the metallic trend and evening gowns made from lace fabrics which have been particularly popular since the royal wedding back in 2011, whist many others are classic fabrics which have been flying off our shelves for over 40 years. One such Dress Fabric is bi-stretch; this versatile material is a popular choice for stylish clothing items such as skirts, trousers, jackets and suits. Bi-stretch, despite it's name, is not a "stretchy" fabric as such however, it does feature a slight, b-lateral stretch on one bias which is what gives this fabric it's comfortable and long lasting qualities. Bi-stretch is a popular choice for office wear as it a hard wearing and long lasting fabric which does not submit easily to creasing meaning that however long your day, or however many meetings you sit through any item created from this beautiful Dress Fabric will keep you looking well presented and professional all day.

Bi-stretch is not only an excellent Dress Fabric for formal wear but is also an excellent choice for evening wear due to its fantastic body and beautiful drape. At the recent 2015 People's Choice Awards, actress Amy Adams wowed on the red carpet in a gorgeous body-con style strapless dress in a stunning shade of cobalt blue bi-stretch Dress Fabric. This beautiful little Gucci number was perfect for the first awards show of the year and paired with minimal accessories and a simple ponytail Amy looked sleek and stylish.

Have you created any handmade items from our Dress Fabrics? As always, we look forward to seeing your photographs on our Facebook page!