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Dressmaking Fabric for Formalwear at Calico Laine

After this week's National Television Awards, you may be feeling a little inspired to take on a new sewing project for any parties you might have coming up this year. Here at Calico Laine, we stock all kinds of Dressmaking Fabric that is perfect for formalwear, and in today's blog I'll be suggesting a few that we think are just perfect for making that special dress, guaranteed to make you stand out at any occasion and win an army of admirers.

Satin Back Dupion – This lovely Dressmaking Fabric is reversible and features an interesting texture due to the slubs in the weave. We have been complimented on our colour range by customers who have been pleasantly surprised to find more unusual colours such as peach, duck egg and cinnamon available from us.

Duchess Satin – This gorgeous fabric is a customer favourite all year round. There are so many different colours available in our stock, from classic bridal colours such as white, ivory and cream to the more adventurous such as sunflower yellow, cerise and turquoise. It has a stunning matte finish and looks fantastic when made up.

Satin Back Crepe – Although this is one of our more lightweight recommendations, our satin back crepe has a beautiful flow to it and has the added feature of being reversible; so whether your preference is shiny or matte when it comes to fabrics, you can use either side and be pleased with the results. We also recommend pairing this fabric with a sheer fabric such as a chiffon or organza.

Chiffon - We stock several different kinds of chiffon available in all sorts of colours. This beautiful fabric is a great choice for using as an overlay on a dress, skirt or even a bolero jacket. Many of the shades available from us compliment colours available in our other fabrics to guarantee you have a complete, tied together look.

What is your favourite Dressmaking Fabric for formalwear? Have you used any of these to make a special occasion garment of your own? Let us know on our Facebook page - we love to hear back from our customers!