Friday, November 6, 2015

Guidelines for Choosing Fabrics When Dressmaking (part 1 of 2)

Dressmaking can never be possible without fabrics. A fabric is a basic material dressmakers use when designing and making any dress. There are many types of fabrics available in the market. Professional dressmakers very well know about the nature and appropriate use of every fabric. However, if you are still a beginner in making dresses, you should learn more about the different types of fabrics, and which one you should use for particular purposes.

There are specific factors you need to consider when creating and implementing certain dressmaking ideas. Before you start making any dress, you need to know where the outfit will be worn, what occasion, and some other specifications and requirements of the person who will wear the dress. Such factors will provide you useful and appropriate ideas when finding and choosing fabrics that are right for your project. After you have taken body measurements and decided on the design to use, it is time you pick out the correct fabrics to use.

Silk is a natural fiber taken from silk worms’ unwound cocoon. In general, silk is known for its absorbency features. The fabric is very comfortable to wear in tropical to warn climates. Dressmakers should know that silk has low conductivity. Thus, it can keep warm air close enough to skin specifically during winter or cold weather. Silk is most commonly used when making blouses, lingerie, shirts, robes, pajamas, skirt suits, and sun dresses.

Linen is another popular fabric used when making dresses. Linen is also a natural fabric because it is manufactured from natural fibers of a plant called fax. The fabric is characterized by its coolness and absorbency. It is popularly used when making dresses, skirts, and suits.

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