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  • On trend metallic Dress Fabrics

    Next week is a time that a lot of Mums will be looking forward to, the start of school! For many it has been a long six weeks and they will be glad of a few hours to themselves during the day while the little ones are back at school. It always seems that once the kids go back to school that the weeks go by so fast and before we know it, it will be Christmas. So as crazy as it seems, if you like to sew and like to make your own clothes, now is the time to be thinking of what Dress Fabrics you might use for making those festive party outfits. Recently at Cali… Read More
  • Dressmaking Fabric - Beginners Guide

    If you're new to the world of Dressmaking it can be a bit of a daunting task choosing the right dressmaking fabric for your project. Here are a few tips to guide you through the maze to your perfect dress. Beginners guide to Dressmaking Fabric The Dressmaking Fabrics you'll be looking at will either be woven or knitted, and range from fabrics made from animal fibres like wool/silk, plant fibres such as cotton/linen or man-made fibres like nylon. You'll find that knitted fabrics are far more stretchy than woven ones. Here is a brief list to help you decide … Read More
  • 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 plann… Read More
  • Fabrics Online from Calico Laine

    With the cold weather starting to set in, we are having plenty of customers visiting our website to buy Fabrics Online for creating warmer clothing to see them through the chilly winter. Here at Calico Laine, our latest updates to our stock include a whole slew of new fabrics suitable to wear in winter, such as flannels, wools, corduroys and much more. If you are interested in taking a look at our latest Fabrics Online, then look no further than our New Arrivals section on our website. Here, you can scroll through everything new that we have added to our stock, al… Read More
  • Buying Fabric Online with Calico Laine

    In this day and age, we sometimes forget how easy and convenient technology has made our lives - for example, as well as shopping with us in person at both of our stores here at Calico Laine, you can also Buy Fabrics Online from us through our website. This service has enabled us to help customers from all over the world who have been searching for that perfect fabric to complete their sewing project, yet may not be fortunate enough to live within reasonable distance of a fabric store that they can visit in person. At Calico Laine, we like to be fair to our custom… Read More
  • Dress Fabrics - New Velvet Fabric

    This week we have received a number of deliveries featuring new Dress Fabrics. It is always quite exciting to get new material and customers love to see what new additions we have in stock through our website and Facebook page. This week, one of the most interesting fabrics that have been added to our velvet range are extra heavy crushed velvet and velveteen Dress Fabrics. Velvet is a 'woven tufted' Dress Fabric which is created on a loom that weaves two thicknesses of the fabric simultaneously. These two pieces are then cut away from each other, with the two leng… Read More
  • Costume Dressmaking Fabrics at Calico Laine

    Last week saw the release of the new, long awaited Ghostbusters movie, and if you have ever spoken to me when visiting either of our two Calico Laine stores, you might have seen me walking around in my very own Ghostbusters jacket that I created using Dressmaking Fabrics and notions that I bought from our vast stock of items. I am a huge fan of the franchise and am looking forward to seeing the movie's take on spooks, spectres and ghosts haunting the city of New York - and in today's blog, I'll be talking about my jacket as well as another project that I have b… Read More
  • Dressmaking Fabrics for Costumes at Calico Laine

    At Calico Laine we have customers coming to visit us with so many different projects in mind, and my personal favourite kind to help out with is costume-making! A lot of our customers come to us in search of Dressmaking Fabrics to make fancy dress costumes for their children and for parties, but there is a hobby called 'cosplay' that I have mentioned a few times before on our Calico Laine blog, where the most dedicated costume makers come together to show their enthusiasm for movies, television shows, video games, comics and more by dressing up as their favourite … Read More
  • Dress Fabrics for Summer Fashion

    Although the weather has taken a turn for the worse over the last couple of days, we have been cheering ourselves up creating a variety of summer clothing items so we can make sure our wardrobes are fully stocked and ready to go when the warmer weather eventually makes its welcome return. We carry a wide range of Dress Fabrics suitable for all weathers however, our selection of summer Dress Fabrics is one of which we are particularly proud. Crammed full of beautiful prints and eye catching colour palettes you can be sure to find the perfect material for your summe… Read More
  • Dressmaking Fabrics - Retro designs

    Here at Calico Laine we realise that not everyone is a follower of fashion trends and that some people prefer to stick to what suits them best. As we all know, fashions come and go and while some disappear into a void others stand the test of time. Clothing from the 1920s to 20 years before the present time are commonly referred to as vintage or retro. Retro (short for retrospective) is an umbrella term for 'vintage style,' which usually refers to clothing that imitates the style of a previous era. Retro fashion in its broadest sense has an on going popular… Read More

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