The A-Line Dress – Fabric Suggestions

The A-Line Dress

Hello! Here at The Avid Seamstress we are SO excited about the release of our latest pattern. We’re hoping you all feel the same and are desperate to get sewing your own version! If you haven’t got your hands on this gorgeous pattern simply click on the type of pattern (printed or digital) you want above!

The beauty of the A-Line Dress is that it is suitable for a huge range of lightweight and medium weight woven fabrics such as chambray, cotton, viscose and even silk.

To help speed up the process and get you sewing your first A-Line Dress here are our top fabric picks from our wonderful stockists!

We’ve made it super easy – simply click on the name of the store to head over to their website or click on the images to go directly to the fabric! We’ve also broken it down by location for you!

You’ll find the fabric requirements chart at the bottom of this page.


UNITED KINGDOM

Ray-Stitch (UK)

Firstly, I bet you are wondering what the fabric we used for our photography is? It’s a textured cotton cloth, dyed with a deep indigo and printed on one side only.  It’s from a range called Sevenberry and is so gorgeous!

We used the Yuki Gasuri Dots but they also have other options in the same range that would look stunning in this dress. The only thing to note is that it’s only 110cm wide so you need a fair amount…

  

  • 100% cotton
  • 110cm wide

If you want something a bit softer, you could choose this beautiful silt grey laundered linen. We think the purple and grey tones are the perfect for a year round A-line Dress.

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  • 100% linen
  • 143cm wide

Backstitch (UK)

How about adding a little (or a lot) of colour to your wardrobe? We think this peppered cotton in Garnet by Shot Cotton would really give your A-line dress some pop!

peppered cotton

  • 100% cotton
  • 112cm wide

The Drapers Daughter (UK)

The Drapers Daughter stocks all the colours of the Essex Linen range and they are gorgeous! This fabric would work so well in this dress and your colour choices are endless. Click on the image to head over to see the full range of colours available.

  • 50% Linen/40% Cotton/10% Lurex
  • 110cm wide

Fabric Godmother  (UK)

Have some fun with this lightweight silk voile featuring a cute rocket print.

rocketsilk

  • 100% silk
  • 144 cm wide

The A-Line Dress would look incredible in the shorter version in this medium weight blue denim fabric with a soft touch (washed) – paired with some strappy wedges and you are set for Summer!

  • 100% cotton
  • 145cm wide

M is for Make

This soft and lightweight cotton Atelier Brunette is ideal for The A-Line Dress.

  • 100% cotton
  • 137cm wide

Minerva Crafts (UK)

You could spend hours browsing the vast range of fabrics that Minerva Crafts has which we just did to find you one that we love! The quality of this fabric is nothing less than you would expect from John Kaldor. If you love sewing with linen then you are sure to love this fabric. It is a medium weight linen blended with viscose fibres. It is very breathable and so perfect for creating a swirly A-Line dress!

  • 55% Linen, 45% Viscose
  • 54.8 inches

Village Haberdashery (UK)

We’ll confess, our favourite colour is Grey but every now and again something pretty and flowery catches our eye and we fall in love! The A-Line made in this fabric would make the most beautiful wedding guest dress!

  • 100 Cotton
  • 112cm wide

EUROPE

De Gouden Flamingo (Belgium)

WOW! Look at this colour! This is a crepe which is going to feel and fall beautifully in The A-Line Dress. Want to stand out in the crowd? With this gorgeous colour you certainly will.

Meter Meter (Denmark)

You know the feeling, you want to add a little something different to your makes but still remain understated. This organic voile from C. Pauli is just perfect.  The fabric itself is dark grey with a green tone and the dots are metallic silver.

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  • 100% organic cotton
  • 160 cm wide

Pompon (Switzerland)

Another gorgeous Sevenberry design – very small white dots printed on a high quality, soft base cloth cotton.

  • 100% cotton
  • 110cm wide

This colour is just gorgeous. Superb light weight, very soft indigo blue Japanese Linen with a beautiful drapey handle that is synonymous with good quality Linen.

  • 100% cotton
  • 110cm wide

USA

Stitch Sew Shop

A really lovely shop that you will need to pop in to in order to buy their fabrics. They are based at 102 N Fayette Street,  Old Town, Alexandria, Virginia 22314

Fiddlehead Artisan Supply

Extremely soft, Nani Iro’s double-gauze is a beautiful, lightweight, 100% cotton fabric imported from Japan. You could create the most beautiful, dreamy A-Line Dress from this fabric!

  • 100% cotton
  • 42″ wide

Here’s another Nano Iro in a beautiful grey. This also comes in an orange colourway if you want a pop of colour.

  • 100% cotton
  • 42″ wide

Gather Here

Yes yes yes to this fabric for a knockout dress! Make it in the shorter version for a fun, colourful dress. This “Flock” fabric is from the Cotton & Steel range.

  • 100% Cotton
  • Approximate fabric width 44 inches

Fancy Tiger Crafts

This beautiful, yarn-dyed linen will serve as a great basic for this dress, leaving you to dress it up with your accessories. We see a gorgeous evening dress with a killer pair of heels!

PS it also comes in a midnight blue!

  • 100% Linen
  • 55″ wide

AUSTRALIA

Stitch 56

Luscious Hemp/Silk Satin – shiny one side, matt the other. You could make yourself a beautiful evening dress with this fabric plus it comes in 4 gorgeous colours!. The strength of Hemp with the luxury of Silk. This fabric is lovely to work with. It stays in place when you are sewing and seams are firm and smooth.

  • Hemp 68% / Silk 32%
  • 145cm wide

Selvage

You’d have to be a pattern matching expert to pull this one off but, if you did, it would be fabulous! This is a very light weight and soft denim, perfect for the A-Line dress.

  • 100% cotton
  • 148cm wide

Another denim, but we just love this colour. This is a very light weight and soft denim. Plus we love the name of this fabric “Wicked Sky”

  • 80% cotton 20% polyester
  • 148cm wide

This is a very light weight and soft denim, perfect for dresses and summer tops.


We’re sure you are simply drooling with just these few suggestions, however, don’t forget, these are a teeny tiny selection of what our wonderful stockists have on offer. Be sure to checkout their websites for even more inspiration. You can find the full list, along with their websites here.

Please note that we have tried our best to represent the fabrics accurately. Your monitor or device screen may depict slight variations in the colours. For best results, order samples where you can and always check the recommendations for how to care for the fabric.

Enjoy choosing your fabric and we can’t wait to see your makes! Share them at hello@theavidseamstress.co.uk or our social media !

FABRIC REQUIREMENTS

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