Vilene Dress Stiffener


ATTN:  We are temporarily selling in pre-cut lengths only (1/2 yard, 1 yard, 2 yards).  Custom amounts and rolled shipping will resume June 2024.

S80 Vilene is a firm non-fusible interfacing.  It is ideal for use in Irish dance dresses to keep the shape of the skirt by means of the skirt frame or by stiffened skirt panels.  S80 Vilene is denser and therefore thinner than most similar products.  This means it gives the necessary support, but creates less bulk at the dropped-waist seam.  This product is not widely sold in the US, so we are happy to be able to make it available to our customers.

See below for purchasing instructions and pattern requirements.

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35.4 inches (90 cm) wide

*QUANTITY* Orders will be shipped as a single length.  If you purchase “1 yard” and also “0.25 yard”, you will receive one piece that is 1.25 yards long.

*SHIPPING*  We ship this product folded.  The folds are easily steamed out and we have not found it to affect the use in dance dresses.  However, we are happy to ship it rolled for an additional cost.  To request a rolled shipment, add your desired amount to your cart from the drop-down menu.  Then add “Ship Product Rolled” to your cart, also from the drop-down menu.  UNFORTUNATELY, WE CAN ONLY OFFER ROLLED SHIPPING WITHIN THE UNITED STATES.

Orders that contain Vilene may require 1-2 days extra processing time.

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How Much Do I Need?

Our 4th Ed. Solo Dress Pattern uses 3/8 – 1/2 yard for the skirt frame, depending on the size.  If you plan to use this product as the base layer for your skirt panels, you will need an additional 1 – 1 1/2 yds for Girls sizes or 1 1/4 – 2 yds for Ladies sizes.  Our older editions require a similar amount, but may differ slightly.

Some of our Soft Capes require a small amount, 1/4 yd or less.

1/4 yard should be sufficient for tiaras and other headpieces, such as for the embroidery files we offer.


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