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Dressmaking fabrics for decorating a wedding

Over the Christmas holiday and New Year, many loved up couples will have got engaged as this is one of the most popular times of the year to propose to someone. It may be a little early to be preparing for the big day however some brides to be are so excited they want to start planning things straight away. Here at Calico Laine we have a selection of wedding accessories for your wedding day as well as many Dressmaking Fabrics which can be used for a number of different things on your big day and not just for bridal gowns and bridesmaid dresses.

If you are planning your venue decorations there are a number of Dressmaking Fabrics which can be used. Organza is the perfect fabric for creating sashes around chair covers as a way to incorporate your colour theme to your chairs. This fabric can be easily tied around a cotton or polyester chair cover and can be styled with some flowers or a diamante in the centre of the bow to add something extra special to your chairs. Organza is also great for creating table runners down the centre of the dinner tables or used for swags around the room to decorate a more plain venue. As organza Dressmaking Fabric is a woven fabric it will fray at the edges and would need to be hemmed. As an alternative to using this fabric, you could use organza snow sheer which does not fray at the edges. This is available on a 25 metre roll in a width of 29cm and can be used in a similar way for creating bows and even for adding colour to flower bouquets and table arrangements.

If you are getting married in the summer, you may be looking into an outdoor venue or maybe a barn conversion. To decorate this type of venue, it may be nice to create some bunting which has been very popular in the last few years for wedding decorations. This can be made using cotton Dressmaking Fabrics and here at Calico Laine, we have a lovely range to choose from. We have a number of plain cotton fabrics and rose and hubble printed designs to add some pattern to your bunting. There is a huge selection of cotton fabrics so no matter what your wedding theme is, we are sure to have something that will work. To make bunting, all you need to do is cut triangles out of the fabric and sew them together using a cotton tape along the top.

A number of people hire marquees for their wedding reception and these are usually fairly plain to begin with. If you want to add a pop of colour to the venue, you could try using economy satin Dressmaking Fabrics or cationic chiffon as these fabrics are both great value for money and will drape well to create a gathered fabric ceiling in the marquee. These fabrics can also then be draped or tied around the edges of the marquee to tie everything together. If you do not want a bright or string colour on the ceiling of the marquee you can also use white Egyptian cotton muslin to add texture and a better finish to the marquee.

Whatever theme or colour you decide for your big day, Dressmaking Fabrics can be really useful and if you think outside the box, you can come up with some gorgeous venue decorations.