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Fancy Dress – making outfits for parties and events

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Fancydress fabrics croft mill

Fabulous fancy dress fabrics for all your party costumes. From satin to silk, cotton to wool we have a bit of everything. Fancy dress parties increase from Halloween onward. There are lots of pantomime events, school concerts, and parties all requiring a clever unusual fancy dress outfit.

How much does it cost?

To hire an outfit for yourself can vary in price depending on which costume you want to hire. Starting prices are £20.00 per five day period for an adult costume and around £15.00 for a child’s costume.

Sewing your own fancy dress can be fun and you could keep the outfits for years to come. Children enjoy having “a say” in their outfit and if it fits nicely they feel comfortable in them.

The cost of sewing an outfit depends on a few things.

  • Buy a pattern or find a free internet one, better still make it up as you go.
  • Use old clothes for fabrics to invent your look or buy fabric.
  • Make accessories or buy them.

Sewing Fancy Fabrics

We have a number of blogs that deal with sewing and caring for fancy fabrics. It is important to use the correct needles and thread for the fabrics you are using. If you need help choosing fabrics for your outfit please give Croft Mill Fabrics a call and a friendly person on the line will help you choose.

Ideas for Fancy Dress Costumes

Fun Ideas

This website has lots of brilliant ideas for costumes

Links to free internet pages that have ideas and patterns

I really liked this video tutorial on making a little one very happy in a new fancy dress outfit.

From Fab and Free a collection of Disney princess outfits.

I’m Feeling Crafty have a lovely tutorial on making dragon wings.

This is great, from the Wilson World Blog spot lots of ideas for boys costumes.

Pins and Procasternation have some really good last minute Halloween Ideas.

I love this from Tip Junkie super hero outfits… wow!!!

Visit our Pinterest page for more ideas and fabrics which are suitable for your creations.



For more wonderful fabrics…. Visit Croft Mill Fabrics Website Or give us a call. We do send samples out, send us a self addressed, stamped envelope with your list of sample numbers and names.

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