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Calico Laine, the Fabric Shop for all your wedding needs

The summer months are always busy for people getting married and it is usually known in the business as 'wedding season'. Nowadays with the average cost of a wedding around £20,500, people are tending to lean towards making a lot of their own items for their big day, whether that be invitations, table decorations, bridesmaid dresses or even their own wedding dress. Calico Laine is a Fabric Shop that can help with all these items. As well as being a local Fabric Shop for people in Wirral, Chester and Liverpool, Calico Laine is an online Fabric Store and can supply fabric and accessories for your wedding wherever you are in the country.

We often get customers visiting us in our Fabric Shop who are looking to buy material to create bridesmaid dresses and our satin ranges are always popular for this type of garment. Our most popular satin fabric is our range of duchess satin. This fabric has a smooth finish with a sheen rather than a high shine which is preferable to most modern brides. The duchess satin is a heavyweight fabric which in turn gives a garment more of a structure look compared to the drape you might find with a lightweight satin such as economy satin or silky satin. Other satin fabrics that are suitable for bridesmaid dresses and even the most important dress of the day, the bride's wedding dress, are satin back crepe, satin back dupion, super soft duchess satin and silk touch satin.

In our Fabric Shop, we have noticed that in recent years many brides have moved away from shiny fabrics and instead opt for materials such as crepe, chiffons and the matte sides of the satin back crepe and satin back dupion to create a more subtle and modern look to their bridesmaid dresses and wedding gowns. Some customers also choose microfibre for these garments which is a beautiful  fabric to wear and has a lovely aesthetic to it. Microfibre is a fabric which has a good drape to it and has a matte finish with no shine to it at all. It is also crease resistant making it ideal for a gown that has to be worn all day and look good on photographs from morning to evening.

It is not just fabric for dresses that can be found in our Fabric Shop but also material for creating wedding bunting, tablecloths, chair sashes and men's cravats. Our Rose and Hubble cotton range is a great choice for wedding accessories with many floral prints to choose from as well as polka dot and plain colours. Organza and chiffons can be used to create chair bows and sashes and duchess satin is often a good choice for men's ties, pocket squares and cravats.