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Dressmaking for your Christmas Party

Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year and is the ideal time for exploring your creative side. With the party season fast approaching, now is the perfect time to start thinking about your outfits. Forget about traipsing around the busy high street trying on a variety of uninspiring outfits which will make you blend into the crowd, and have a look through our wonderful range of Dressmaking Fabrics and dress patterns ideal for dressmakers of all abilities. With our extensive range of fabrics and haberdashery you do not need to run the risk of wearing the same outfit as three or four of your colleagues, instead drag out your sewing machine and whip up one of these gorgeous dresses to make you the belle of the ball.


Dressmaking Pattern at Calico Laine Dressmaking Pattern at Calico Laine


This stunning grecian design by Badgley Mischka is perfect for a more formal event such as a company ball or dinner. This lined, floor length dress is close fitting at the bust to make the most of your curves. The gathered drape is sewn over an empire waist seam making this a very flattering cut. This pattern is suitable for sizes 6 to 22.


Suggested fabrics for this design are :

Chiffon Dressmaking Fabric Chiffon Fabric for Dressmaking


Chiffon - this beautiful, lightweight material is an ideal dressmaking fabric due to its elegant appearance and beautiful drape. Our range of stunning chiffon fabric is available in a variety of stunning colours from classic black to red for the more daring amongst you.

Satin Back Crepe at Calico Laine Satin Back Crepe Fabric for Dressmaking


Satin Back Crepe - with the elegant shine of satin and a textured back, satin back crepe is a stunning dressmaking fabric and is perfect for formal wear.  This beautiful quality fabric is reversible meaning you can choose between the smooth satin side, the textured crepe side or a combination of the two.

Georgette Dress Fabric Georgette Fabric for Dressmaking


Georgette is the perfect choice for lining this dress for a luxurious, high end finish. With its crepe like texture, Georgette is a wonderful choice for lining without making your dress too bulky and will retain the bouncy, flowing look of this gorgeous design.

You can also choose from our range of dress lining fabrics. These high end dress linings are a durable and lightweight fabric which feel wonderful against the skin. The anti-static material is smooth and easy to work with and is perfect under lighter weight fabrics.

For the most professional finish, choose from our selection of dress zips. For this design we recommend the 22" available in a variety of colours to compliment our dressmaking fabrics. From our haberdashery section, you will also need hook and eye tape which we carry in black and white.

Dressmaking Patterns at Calico Laine Dressmaking Patterns


For a less formal occasion such as a family dinner, this close fitting dress with shaped side seams and a wrap front is a particularly flattering and comfortable design meaning you will not feel restricted after a big Christmas dinner and ease of movement will allow you to move freely around so you can get stuck in with your children whilst they are exploring their new toys.

Our Cotton Spandex Fabric is the ideal choice for this design. The 3% spandex gives this fabric a slight stretch making it perfect for figure hugging pieces.

Dress Patterns at Calico Laine Dressmaking Patterns


This beautiful mid-length dress is ideal for office parties and Christmas dinner get togethers. Fitted at the bust with a pleated front and back skirt, this elegant design is the ideal choice for all occasions and will become your go to item for any event.

Suggested fabrics for this design are chiffon and organza. Organza is a plain weave, sheer fabric which is designed to mimic the look of real silk. This elegant fabric is ideal for layering with our georgette fabrics for a delicate and ethereal design.

Cerise Organza Fabrics Organza Fabric for Dressmaking

For the fastening, we suggest using our 22" concealed zip and hook and eye fasteners.

You can browse our full range of dressmaking fabrics online and as always we would love to see your finished creations on our Facebook and Twitter pages,

Until next time!

Calico Laine