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Dancewear & Skating Fabrics

For a number of years, Fabricana has been very active supplying costume fabrics for different dance schools and skating clubs for competitions and exhibitions. We are well equipped to supply large volumes and work very hard to fill special orders in a timely and efficient manner. We are always happy to mail out specific fabric swatches to people all over Western Canada so that our customers can co-ordinate their costume needs without ever having to step into our stores. Below you will find a list of fabrics that we carry that are specifically related to dance and skating costumes. By no means is this an exhaustive list, so please contact us if there is something specific you are looking for that is not listed.

Dancewear Basics
Stretch Velvet
One of the most popular fabrics for dance and skate is our stretch velvet. It is available in a wide range of deep jewel tones as well as vibrant brights and romantic pastels. This is a 4 way stretch fabric which allows for a wide range of comfort and movement, even with the most fitted garments.
Tie-Dyed Stretch Velvet
To co-ordinate with our solid coloured stretch velvets, we are also carrying a few tie-dyed stretch velvets, which would be excellent for use as a contrast on a costume or would be an effective costume on its own.
“SONATA” Georgette
To add to our co-ordinated group of brights we also have a range of polyester georgette, which is excellent for skirts, billowing sleeves or flounces.
Stretch Mesh
A fabric that appeals to a lot of our dance and skating customers is our stretch mesh, which is excellent for sheer coverage on arms, shoulders, on the back, or as an inset on a close fitting body suit. It is a perfect base on which to apply sequins, beads or rhinestones that will beautifully set off a costume and make a sparkling impression from a distance.
Vichy Chiffon
Available in many colours, this is the ideal fabric when lightweight sheer coverage is required. It floats as gently as a spring breeze, making it the perfect choice for romantic costumes that have long flowing skirts or flounces.
Tulle and Netting
Reserved mainly for Ballet, tulle and netting are staples of dancewear. Tulle is much softer and finer and ideal for an overlayer on a skirt. Netting is an ideal support for those times when you need Volume! Volume! Volume! Both are available in a wide range of colours from pastels to brights.
Organza is much like chiffon except for its lack of draping. Organza has much more body. If you need a sheer fabric that will hold its shape, organza is the way to go. It is available in a huge range of colours, textures and levels of shine. Plain organza is how it sounds: minimum shine, fairly smooth texture. Crystal Organza has more shine and a smoother texture. Galaxy Organza has maximum shine, a very smooth texture and is slightly softer than the Plain or Crystal organza.
Supplex with Lycra
This is another dance and skating basic, but less for performance and more for practice or warm-up. The supplex fibre has excellent wicking ability that help draw moisture away from the body so you feel dry and warm. It is available in a smaller range of colours, but makes excellent tights, bodysuits, or pullover tops.
Dancewear and Skating Novelties

It is difficult to describe all of the novelty fabrics that we carry for dance and skating. We have quite a large selection of hologram printed fabrics as well as many stretch lycras and stretch velvets and velours that are embellished with foil prints, glitter, or sequins. We also have some stretch polyurethane laminated fabrics for that shiny, ultra smooth (think “Cat Woman”) look. If you let us know what colours you are interested in, we can let you know what we think may work for you, and, as mentioned above, we are always willing to send of swatches for your perusal.


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