Dressmaking Fabrics

  1. Dressmaking Fabrics - Pantone Pink

    For many designers and dressmakers, the announcement of the Pantone Colour of the Year is perhaps one of the most anticipated and important events of the year. Designers will base their collections around the Pantone choice as it is a huge indicator of which shades will be prevalent on the catwalk and in turn, in high street stores. Of course...
  2. Dressmaking Fabrics - Lining

    Before embarking upon a new dressmaking project it is important to consider the complete construction of your garment in order to achieve the highest quality finish. Many of our Dressmaking Fabrics may require an additional layer such as a dress lining fabric. There are a number of reasons why you may consider the addition of a lining fabric in addition to...
  3. Dressmaking Fabric - Back to school

    It may only be the beginning of august but the school holidays are flying by and before we know it the start of a new school year will begin. The price of school uniforms has increased dramatically over the years with many parents opting to buy Dressmaking Fabrics to make their own or buy the fabric in bulk to pass on to a...
  4. Dressmaking Fabrics - 1966

    The WAGS of 1966 were the first generation to capture the imagination of the public and the world of fashion. This weekend we celebrate the historical victory of the England football team's World Cup win of 1966. With commemorative events planned all around the country we are preparing to be transported right back to the magical night when our...
  5. Dressmaking Fabrics - 1966

    The WAGS of 1966 were the first generation to capture the imagination of the public and the world of fashion. This weekend we celebrate the historical victory of the England football team's World Cup win of 1966. With commemorative events planned all around the country we are preparing to be transported right back to the magical night when our...
  6. Costume Dressmaking Fabrics at Calico Laine

    Last week saw the release of the new, long awaited Ghostbusters movie, and if you have ever spoken to me when visiting either of our two Calico Laine stores, you might have seen me walking around in my very own Ghostbusters jacket that I created using Dressmaking Fabrics and notions that I bought from our vast stock of items. I am a...
  7. Dressmaking Fabrics for Costumes at Calico Laine

    At Calico Laine we have customers coming to visit us with so many different projects in mind, and my personal favourite kind to help out with is costume-making! A lot of our customers come to us in search of Dressmaking Fabrics to make fancy dress costumes for their children and for parties, but there is a hobby called 'cosplay' that...
  8. Dressmaking Fabrics for Costumes at Calico Laine

    If you have ever visited Calico Laine at our Neston branch, you might be aware that some of our staff are keen dressmakers - including me! I am always happy to help our customers who ask for a little bit of sewing advice, and one of my most favourite topics to talk about is costumes and fancy dress. I have...
  9. Summer Dressmaking Fabrics

    Although the weather is not too great outside recently the warm temperature is trying to creep in with hopefully more sunshine along the way. When the rainy days are here bright colours and beautiful patterns make me feel instantly happy and creating lovely summer clothes will brighten up any rainy day. Here at calico laine we have a large range...
  10. Dressmaking Fabrics - Wimbledon 2016

    Following Britain's exit from the EU and England's crushing defeat at the hands of Iceland earlier this week, there is a distinct sense of disappointment and uncertainty around the country - however, there is good news on the horizon! One of the world's biggest sporting events has commenced right here in England. The Wimbledon Championship is the oldest and most...

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