Stretch Crepe – dressmaking fabric with sewing pattern suggestions

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Stretch Crepe

We have a great Stretch Crepe range with new colours added.

Stretch Crepe is an easy fabric to wear all year round, it is comfortable on the skin and  its viscose content makes it very high quality. Crepe has a slightly rough, textured surface due to its yarns being twisted tightly during manufacture. Our stretch crepe is of best quality with 33% viscose and 4% stretch content, comes 145cm wide and is machine washable at 30 degrees. It drapes beautifully, is also very low maintenance as it doesn’t crease much, it is hard wearing and easy to care for. All these attributes make crepe very versatile and this lovely fabric is perfect for making dresses, skirts, trousers, jackets and tops.

 

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Stretch crepe is great for work wear as it is so durable, it’s perfect for travelling in as any creases will drop out and its matte texture makes a good choice for elegant evening wear but also for day wear. We have put together a few sewing pattern suggestion for our stretch crepe below:

Sewing patterns suggestions:

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The Ashland Dress – Sew Liberated

The lovingly designed Ashland Dress by Sew Liberated contours to your curves, with pattern pieces not just for sizes 2-20, but also for A-D cups. You get a great fit without tricky bust adjustments.

2005_30_1394447501_image Hollyburn Skirt – Sewaholic
Especially for beginners, the Sewaholic Hollyburn Skirt is the perfect flared skirt! A wardrobe essential, the Hollyburn Skirt has just the right amount of flare. It sits right at the waist for maximum figure flattery, and features super practical pockets!

2249_30_1447355148_imageSew Over It  – 1940’s Tea Dress
This 1940’s Tea dress fastens with an invisible zip down the centre back, has facings around the neckline and sleeve hems, a fluted skirt with a machine hem, a yoke at the waist and three decorative covered buttons at the front.

2251_30_1447356214_imageSew Over It – Ultimate Trousers
These Sew-Over-It Ultimate Trousers fasten with an invisible zip on the side seam. They are a slim fit trouser that also comes with an option to make them into shorts. This is an intermediate pattern –  so we recommend you have a few dressmaking projects already under your belt.

2542_30_1447252150_imageColette – Sencha Top

The Sencha Top by Colette is a simple, versatile blouse perfect for creative embellishment, with deep tucks at the front and back waist for a loose but curvy shape.

Also have a look at this beautiful and luxurious 100% Silk Crepe de Chine range, this silk crepe is soft, light and fluid with a crinkled matte surface like our stretch crepe. Read more about our Silk Crepe de Chine fabrics here.

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HAPPY SEWING

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