Fabric software: what is it for a dress?

Slightly rustling, beautifully draped, weakly transmitting light - the main features of soft fabric. It is less electrified than silk or rayon. Almost does not pour when sewing and the machine line beautifully lays on top of it . Finished products hold their shape well, and they do not reflect the sheen and colors of other wardrobe items.

Fabric characteristics

The front side is very different from the wrong side. The first is fleecy and embossed, the second is smooth. The villi are different: thick, thin and long, specially thinned out, short and soft.

The front side may shine, be dull or artificially aged. In the latter case, a single web is not formed from the pile. The fabric seems to be frayed in places. In fact, they simply cut it off, and on top they cover it with compounds that prevent further decomposition of the structure. The same principle applies when creating a relief pattern.

Regardless of the appearance of the front side, the material remains very soft . It is heavy, falls beautifully, does not shine through and protects well from the wind. It does not fade in the sun; the print is often applied using thermal printing. Other qualities vary depending on additives.


The basis is polyester . A fabric suitable for curtains is often 100% composed of volumetric structured synthetic threads. For sewing dresses it is better to use fabric with additives.

Important! The smell will tell about low quality. Good material with any type of additives does not smell.

Additionally weave into the structure:

  • viscose;
  • lycra;
  • satin;
  • cotton;
  • elastane.

Types of material for dresses

Use stretch software (stretch soft), soft silk, soft satin and niagara software:

  • Stretch software. The composition includes lycra, which gives additional shine, elasticity and strength. The pile is dense, thick. The fabric is similar to velor, suitable for the manufacture of mattress covers, hats and bags, suits, children's clothing, dresses.
  • Soft silk. The villi are small, soft and obedient. They are often cut to form a pattern. At the same time, a base comes out that shines and streams. In appearance, it is similar to silk. Evening, office and casual outfits are created from such material.
  • Soft Satin. Thick and velvety material. Regulates temperature, absorbs sweat and breathes. It is used to make bathrobes and nightwear, shirts, and home sets.
  • Niagara software. The optimal solution for a feminine dress and a shirt cut model. The fabric is safe, suitable for sewing children's outfits.

Benefits of tailoring a dress

The fabric is widely used by costumers. They like that the material allows you to not use the lining . It is quite dense, does not shine through. Problems can only occur with intense lighting in the scene. If you want a completely opaque and opaque outfit, pay attention to the fabric dyed in dark colors.

The ability to recover after stretching also looks attractive. So, supersoft stretches along the transverse thread, but instantly returns to its original form after the voltage drops. Fractional also stretches, but weakly. Exposure of this kind does not lead to distortion.

Important! Good quality supersoft is easy to spot. It is slightly elastic in the fractional.

Cons fabric

The material requires a special approach, caring for it can not be called a simple affair. For example, it is dried in the open form. However, it is difficult to do with large curtains. Problems arise at the stage of washing. You can not set the temperature above 40 degrees, but complex contaminants are not removed with this mode. Therefore, the owners of curtains and evening dresses are forced to use dry cleaning services.

Important! Spin should be discarded. Water must drain itself.

Dry cleaning is acceptable and highly desirable. The structure of the canvas is such that the dust is literally attracted to the software . If you do not vacuum, do not wipe with rags and do not handle with special substances, the dress will become a dust bag.

How to care for a dress made of software so that the material is preserved for a long time?

Useful recommendations and rules:

  • do not wash with objects from other fabrics;
  • Prefer to machine wash hand, if viscose is a part;
  • Steam, not smooth;
  • use liquid powders;
  • Be sure to use sprays with an antistatic effect.

If steam treatment with the appliance does not help, place the item on your shoulders and hang it in a bathtub filled with hot water. There is no strict ban on ironing, you just need to study the composition . Some subspecies of the material can be ironed, others require a minimum temperature, folds on the third are removed not with a red-hot, but with a slightly warm iron.

Simple high-quality software after washing maintains smoothness, nothing needs to be done with it. If the dress is in doubt during the wear, it will be enough to repeatedly hold the palm to eliminate the problem.