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Dress Fabrics at the Oscars 2019

Don't we all wish for our own red carpet moment? I know I do, and I definitely take advantage of any moment I can create this for myself. Occasion dresses can seem a bit daunting but with a little inspiration from the stars, anything is possible. Here at Calico Laine we have a stunning selection of Dress Fabrics for you to create your Oscars moment.

Pretty Pastels - Dress Fabrics

Pastels were definitely the colours of the night, with pretty sugary pinks and dusty blues dominating the red carpet. I am in love with Charlize Theron's Dior simple chic dress in a pretty pastel blue. Our Campanula Heavy Moss Crepe is ideal for creating this stunning look. Simply create a fitted floor length long-sleeved gown and add a godet into the centre back seam to create a dramatic fishtail. A godet is a large triangle added to create a flare shape. For this look, start at the hem and tape to nothing just under the bum to create a flattering train to your dress. This crepe is one of the most ideal dress fabrics for this project because of its stunning drape..

For those who love a bit more swish to their outfit, look no further than Dame Helen Mirren. Beautiful as always, she shone in a coral and pink chiffon v-neck gown nipped in at the waist. Our range of Cationic Chiffon is the perfect dress fabric to recreate this summery look. Layer colours in an easy circle skirt pattern to create a full, luxurious evening gown.  

Satin Glam - Dress Fabrics

Duchess Satin is a classic dress fabric, and is ideal for glamorous evening gowns. Here at Calico Laine, we offer a variety of weights and colours to suit whatever design and pattern you choose. For a dramatic look, Lady Gaga's Alexander McQueen black fitted strapless gown with a full princess-skirt is pretty fabulous. Our Matt Super Soft Duchess Satin is a luxurious yet lightweight satin fabric, allowing you to create a full skirt without the weight. For a more structured or fitted gown, our Duchess Satin comes in a variety of beautiful colours to create your perfect dress. Take inspiration from Eva Melander's trouser/skirt pale gold combination or Hannah Bleacher's flamboyant vibrant orange ruffled creation for your own Hollywood style.

Whatever your style, creating your own occasionwear is a task worth trying. Not only do you have the satisfaction of knowing you made it yourself, you will get the best fit and most flattering cut for you.