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  • My Favourite Dress Fabrics at Calico Laine

    When I'm not working at Calico Laine, it's almost guaranteed that I'll be sat in front of my sewing machine, working on my latest dressmaking project. I love browsing our ranges of Dress Fabrics as they arrive in-store, and I am always plotting new garments to make and wear from each one that I like. In today's blog,  I'll be talking a few of my favourite Dress Fabrics that we sell here at Calico Laine, in the hope that I might inspire you to take on a new project or help you make the right choice of your own. Duchess Satin - This gorgeous fabric is our most hea… Read More
  • Buy Fabrics Online at Calico Laine

    Now that the Great British Sewing Bee is in full swing, we have seen many new and regular customers visiting our stores, full of inspiration and itching to start a new sewing project. For those of you who do not have the option of visiting our two stores, why not consider the option to Buy Fabrics Online at our Calico Laine website? Everything that we sell online is something available in our stores, and if you are looking for something in particular but struggling to find it, there is also the option to give our friendly sales team a call and ask for their help.… Read More
  • Dressmaking Fabrics for Weddings at Calico Laine

    As the days grow a little longer after the winter, we are seeing our first customers who are seeking out the perfect Dressmaking Fabrics for their wedding day coming to visit us in store. Here at Calico Laine, we stock plenty of items that would be a great choice for such an occasion, and in today's blog we'll be talking about a few of our suggestions that are always popular among brides-to-be and their army of helpers! Duchess Satin – These gorgeous Dressmaking Fabrics are definitely our top choice for bridal gowns and bridesmaid dresses, and they are custom… Read More
  • Dress Fabrics for Summer at Calico Laine

    Lately in my free time, I have been creating garments for myself to wear in the summertime this year. I have been spoiled for choice with the Dress Fabrics here at Calico Laine - so much so that I spent quite a lot of time debating which ones I would like to use for each project I had planned. We have Dress Fabrics suitable for all kinds of weather and all seasons, and in today's blog I'll be talking about a few of the choices I have made for my projects. Cotton Plains and Prints - With so many colours and patterns to choose from, you are bound to find something… Read More
  • Summer Dress Fabrics at Calico Laine

    To take my mind off the dreary and cold weather we have been having recently, I have been planning out projects that I would like to make for the summertime later this year. At Calico Laine, we have plenty of Dress Fabrics suitable for all kinds of weather and all seasons, and in today's blog I'll be talking about a few of the choices I have included in my plans. Jardin Summer Prints - These Dress Fabrics have all kinds of bold and beautiful prints and are a fantastic choice for garments that you will be wearing to any summer parties you might have coming up. My p… Read More
  • 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 i… Read More
  • Dress Fabrics for a spring wedding outfit

    This week I have been invited to one of my good friend's wedding in the spring. They are getting married in a beautiful converted barn in May in the countryside which should be a lovely setting for a wedding. Although it seems a while away yet, I have started to think what Dress Fabric I might use to make my outfit for the day. Sage Dress Fabric The Dress Fabric that is one of my favourites is cotton spandex. This fabric comes in a large range of plain designs as well as a number of colourful floral patterns. I am a big fan of 50's style dresses and this Dress Fa… Read More
  • Dress Fabrics - New Year Projects

    For me, January is the coldest and most depressing month of the year, the days are short and the excitement of Christmas feels like a distant memory. I think this is why January is travel agents busiest month, people need something to look forward to and nothing beats the thought of a sunny summer holiday. A holiday can mean only one thing, a nice new summer wardrobe. The cold dark January evenings are a great time to get started and Calico Laine is my first port of call for Dress Fabrics.  We carry a variety of patterns including Butterick, Vogue and McCalls, al… Read More
  • Buy Fabrics Online - Colour of the Year

    Mila Kunis in a beautiful marsala tulle gown back in 2009. As the year draws to a close we start to reflect on the high points and low points of the previous twelve months, with fashion fans debating the best and worst dressed celebs of the year. One of our most anticipated reviews of the year is always the announcement of the Pantone Colour of the Year. Following two days debate by representatives from the colour standards groups of various nations, the colour of the year for 2014 has been announced as marsala. The announcement is an important one for anybody wh… Read More
  • Dress Fabric - Lining

    Choosing a Dress Fabric for your project can be critical as you want to choose something that will work well with your pattern to give the right aesthetic and fit. Although the main outer fabric of the dress is arguably the most important it can also be paramount to pick the right lining fabric if a lining is needed. Lining is usually used for skirts, dresses, coats, jackets and sometimes even trousers. It provides a protective layer between the outer fabric and undergarments adding warmth and comfort to your garment. Lining Dress Fabric can be used to provide an … Read More

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