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  • Dress Fabrics - Festival Season

    Now that summer is upon us festival season is only around the corner which leads us to a very important subject, what to wear. Festivals such as Glastonbury, Bestival, Creamfields or Green Man are the perfect time to show off some originality with your clothing and stand out from the crowd. Each year magazine companies fill their pages and websites with articles and blogs featuring the ultimate festival looks. It is often garments made from dress fabrics such as suede, denim and lightweight cotton blends that come top of the list. These items are high fas… Read More
  • Dress Lining - A Dress Fabric to create a quality finish

    It is important that when you are dressmaking, that you choose the correct Dress Fabric for making your garment. If you pick a lightweight fabric, you may wish to also use a dress lining as a second layer to make sure that the item cannot be seen through or to keep you warmer in the colder weather. There are many fabrics that are heavy enough that they do not need a dress lining however  many dressmakers choose to use lining anyway, in addition to their main Dress Fabric as a way to achieve a high quality finish. Dress lining can be used to hide padding, seam edg… Read More
  • How To: Make an Apron

    If you are similar to me and like your belongings to be both unique and catered to your own individual taste, you might find that you make a lot of things for yourself using our fabric here at Calico Laine, from clothing to soft furnishings and other decorations around your home. I have sisters who are not into sewing, but one of them loves to bake and cook, and can always be found creating tasty dishes for the whole family to eat - and one of her favourite things to make is cupcakes. I have used some of our fabrics to make a few aprons for her - after all, baking… Read More
  • How To: Make an Elasticated Skirt

    The weather seems to finally be getting better here where Calico Laine is located in the North West of England, thank goodness! I just can't wait for it to be sunny and warm, and I am counting down the days until the summer vacation that I have booked with my family and best friend later this year. In preparation for the incoming warm weather, I have been sewing myself some new clothes to wear, and one of the easier projects I have taken on is a skirt with an elastic waistband. In today's blog, I'll be walking you through how to make one of your very own! There is… Read More
  • How To: Make a Circle Skirt

    If you are looking for an easy project to work on, a circle skirt is a simple and quick item of clothing to make - and the bonus of a circle skirt is that it can be very versatile depending on what fabrics you use to create it. At Calico Laine, we have tons of fabrics that you could use to create one - for example, if you want a light and floaty skirt to wear in the summertime, why not take a look at our Rose & Hubble cotton prints or our Blades linen fabrics? For a more formal occasion, one of my personal favourites to use is our exquisite duchess satin, whic… Read More
  • How To: Make A Cushion

    If you are looking for an easy sewing project to do - perhaps you want to use up some extra fabric or are looking for something simple to teach sewing to a novice with - then one of my personal recommendations to our customers here at Calico Laine is to try your hand at making your very own cushion. This is actually how I learned to sew as a teenager at school, and I have made many cushions since then to decorate around my home using fabric from our store, as we have plenty of variety in our fabric to suit every room in the house. In today's blog, I'll be walking … Read More
  • Your One Stop Fabric Store - Calico Laine

    Even with so many sewing enthusiasts across the United Kingdom and even worldwide, a great Fabric Store seems to be difficult to find for a lot of our customers who contact us in the hope that we can help supply them with what they are after. If you are not in a major city like London, for example, then Fabric Stores can be few and far between if you are looking for one within driving distance of your home. So what can you do? Fear not! Here at Calico Laine, we can understand the struggle to find that perfect fabric for your sewing project. Fortunately, we are he… Read More
  • Chiffon Fabrics at Calico Laine

    Chiffon Fabrics are a dressmaking fabric that are popular all year round for use in all kinds of occasion wear, such as posh garments for evening do's, formal wear and bridal wear. Usually seen as quite a feminine fabric, it is also often used for ladies' blouses and shirts, delicate scarves and even intimate garments such as lingerie. At Calico Laine, we stock an absolutely huge range of Chiffon Fabrics with all kinds of colours, widths and weights available. With so many kinds to choose from, there is guaranteed to be something to suit your personal tastes and… Read More
  • My Favourite Dressmaking Fabrics

    As a sewing and dressmaking enthusiast, rarely a day goes by where I don't go home from work with a small haul of Dressmaking Fabrics just waiting to be turned into something new to wear. Whenever our new stock arrives here at our warehouse, I can always be found poring over the brand new rolls of fabric and trying to decide which ones I like the best, while simultaneously debating what I could make from each and every one! If, however, you are unable to visit our stores in person, we also offer the option to purchase our Dressmaking Fabrics online from our websit… Read More
  • Smart Dressmaking Fabrics

    If you are planning to make smart dress wear whether it is for work or a formal event we have many options Dressmaking Fabrics available here at Calico Laine. Depending on what sort of look you are going for, we shall try to help make your decision! A beautiful rich fabric is our range of Crepe. Crepe is a classic looking fabrics which is perfect for trousers, skirts, suits and many other ideas. We have recently added a choice of new colours too, which are lovely and vibrant! The great thing about Crepe is that it has a stunning textured look to it and will crea… Read More

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