Here at Calico Laine we are aware that the cost of dressmaking can add up if you have a few different projects on the go at once and many of our customers may be working with a strict budget if they are buying for a business or a school. With this in mind, we aim to offer a range of fabrics at different prices points for all our customers but our focus is good quality Dress Fabrics at affordable prices.

Dress Fabrics at affordable prices

One thing that you do not want to do when you are working with a strict budget is compromise on the quality and finish of your dressmaking. This is not a concern when you are buying Dress Fabric from Fabric-World as our range of fabric that is low cost certainly doesn't compromise on quality.

One of our most extensive ranges of low cost, high quality fabric is our bi-stretch Dress Fabrics. This fabric benefits from a bi-lateral stretch which means that it is a comfortable fabric to wear. It is made from 100% polyester and is an easy care fabric as it can be washed easily in the washing machine and does not crease much so does not need much ironing. This is great for garments that might need to be worn for long periods of time such as skirts, trousers and jackets. We offer this fabric in two qualities; a regular and premium version. At just £3.99 for the premium bi-stretch it is great value for money.

Budget Dress Fabrics for bridal wear 

When it comes to bridal wear, the cost can quickly mount up if you have a wedding dress and several bridesmaid dresses to pay for. A fantastic Dress Fabric for making bridesmaid dresses is cationic chiffon. This is a lightweight fabric which drapes well and can be used as a cost effective alternative to silk. With over 30 colours to choose from, many with a two-tone finish, there is something for all bride's tastes. This fabric can be used as an overlay on a satin underskirt, as a wrap or to create a dress made from several layers with a simple dress lining underneath.

For brides who are looking for a shiny satin finish to their bridesmaid dresses but do not want to pay the high price of 100% silk fabric; economy satin and silky satin can be used to create a similar aesthetic without the extra cost. Our economy satin is an elegant and lustrous Dress Fabric that will drape beautifully and will give the appearance of a more expensive cloth.

Cheap Dress Fabrics for schools

We are often asked by teachers and schools for fabrics that will be suitable for costumes and school projects that will not cost them a small fortune. A fabric that we often suggest is our polycotton plain fabric. This is a lightweight fabric that comes in a large selection of colours and is easy to sew; something that is important if you are creating several outfits for a school play or world book day.