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Winter Dressmaking Fabrics

Following the conclusion of the big four fashion week shows in New York, London, Milan and Paris our talented buyers have been hard at work sourcing the best quality Dressmaking Fabrics to keep your designs bang up to date for the new season. There are a number of key Dressmaking Fabrics that took centre stage on the fashion week runways and it is these fabrics that we anticipate will be the biggest selling over the next couple of weeks.

For months there have been murmurs in the fashion world of the return of military style outerwear and these rumours were confirmed by designers such as Prada and Burberry who both showcased a range of military style coats with exaggerated features such as chunky belts and shoulder straps. The military style coat is a fashion that never seems to leave the list of most popular trends and is considered stylish from year to year and are most often sewn from Dressmaking Fabrics in shades of khaki, dark blue and grey. Our selection of melton fabrics are the perfect choice of Dressmaking Fabric for recreating this classic piece. Named after the town Melton Mowbray, from where this beautiful fabric originates, melton is a tight woven, woollen cloth with a raised nap. With a short, dense pile similar to that of boiled wool, melton is the perfect choice for heavier weight jackets and coats due to its warmth and wind resistant quality. Melton Dressmaking Fabric features a unique composition of 80% polyester and 20% viscose and is perfect for on-trend winter clothing items such as duffel coats and macs. Characterised by its smooth, cushioned surface this is a superior quality, hard-wearing Dressmaking Fabric available to purchase in a wide variety of stunning colour options.

maroon-velveteen-fabric Velveteen Dressmaking Fabric is ideal for winter coats and jackets.

One of the biggest surprises on the runway this season is the return of velvet Dressmaking Fabric. Undoubtedly one of the most sumptuous Dressmaking Fabrics on the market, velvet has already been spotted on a number of celebrities on the red carpet and its popularity shows no signs of slowing down. Velvet is not as difficult to wear as you may think and is popular due to its luxurious quality and vintage appeal. Fashion week saw designs of dresses and jackets created using velvet fabrics in rich, dark shades such as black, burgundy and purple and was utilised in both casual designs and full on glamour. A fabric of particularly glamorous appearance our velvet fabrics are easily recognisable by their short pile which results in this fabric's distinctive soft surface. Due to its surge in popularity we have recently updated our selection of velvet Dressmaking Fabric to include a brand new velveteen fabric. Very similar in texture and appearance, velveteen fabric is a slightly heavier weight than regular velvet making this the ideal choice for outwear clothing items such as coats and jackets and is available to purchase in a wide selection of on-trend colour options.

Plaid is once again big news on this season's runways - the American term for tartan, plaid dominated many of this years collections from designers such as Victoria Beckham and Alexander Wang. Tartan has been a popular choice of Dressmaking Fabric for many years - the classic criss-cross print is normally associated with Scotland and has been popular in fashion since the 1970s. Our selection of tartan Dressmaking Fabrics are a polyester and viscose mix making them the ideal choice for the cooler months of winter and is available to purchase in a variety of classic and contemporary prints.