Dressmaking Fabrics

  1. Different Uses of Lycra..

    Lycra is a lovely, top quality fabric which has a range of uses across the board. The great thing about Lycra is that the fabric is quite wide at 150cm (60") and is a great weight, it is composed of 80% nylon and 20% spandex. Lycra has a 4way stretch to it so is not only really comfortable wear (perfect...
  2. New Season Styles with Melton Fabrics!

    Although we are still in the middle of Summer, with a fantastic range of stunning Summer Prints to choose from, already our customers are looking forward to Dressmaking garments for the cooler months! Here at Calico Laine we are proud to offer only the highest quality Dressmaking Fabrics, and when it comes to the Winter materials that we have in...
  3. Stretchy Fabrics..

    Fabrics which have an element of Stretch to them are not only comfortable to wear, they create lovely body and drape really well! Here at Calico Laine we aim to bring you the biggest range of fabrics of the highest quality to make some wonderful Dressmaking creations. Depending on the type of garment you are wanting to create, there are...
  4. Finding the Ideal Dressmaking Patterns and Dressmaking Fabrics for your Dressmaking Needs

    As a dressmaker, you will know that when you pick out a gorgeous looking dressmaking pattern, you are always aware that it may look gorgeous - but you still have big decisions to make, in terms of the perfect dressmaking threads, ensuring the threads are strong enough to not snap, and also the colours of the dressmaking fabric perfectly compliments...
  5. Heavier Weight Fabrics

    Here at Calico Laine, we try to bring you the widest choice of fabrics available on the market in a range of different weights! We have a great selection of heavier weight dressmaking fabrics and we will try to explain our selection so choosing them is easier! As we have had a typical British Summer we are already thinking about...

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