Dress materials vary widely, with some material suited to specific events, for example wedding dresses, bridesmaids dresses, cocktail dresses, or eveningwear. Aside from fabric, there are many other dress materials that are needed to create the perfect dress for the desired occasion.
When creating a dress, the type of fabric used is very important. Whether it’s a heavy satin, or a functional cotton-blend, a formal frock or a casual day dress, the type of fabric chosen will also determine what kind of buttons, zippers, clasps and decorative materials, such as sequin, lace and embroidered trim, beads and feathers are needed to complete the look.
Making a dress from scratch is not only an enjoyable experience, but often a cost-effective way to widen the wardrobe options of what to wear. Generally, there are two ways to source the right fabrics and materials needed to make a dress: a fabric supply store, where professional experienced staff are on hand to offer advice; or the DIY approach which involves searching for fabrics and dress materials online. Internet shopping is becoming increasingly popular and convenient, and fabric samples can be sent to customers prior to purchasing a large quantity of material. There are plenty of different dress materials to choose from and prices are competitive, and the selection is wide and varied.