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  • Dressmaking Fabric for New Year's Eve

    In the last few weeks, many of our customers and ourselves have been enjoying Christmas nights out. It is the time of year when everyone likes to dress up and wear something special; many choosing to wear something with a bit of sparkle. When customers make their own outfits for the party season, they tend to buy Dressmaking Fabric in advance. This gives them time to make their garment without panicking and rushing; allowing them to make a quality item. Dressmaking Fabric for New Year's celebrations It is not only Christmas parties where people like to use Dressm… Read More
  • Summer Life Saver: The Maxi Dress

    The sun is shining all over the country, at last British summer time is cracking the flags, which means it's time to get those fabulous summer dresses out. When the weather is like this there's nothing I love more than a long walk in West Kirby or a lounge on New Brighton beach. We're so blessed on the Wirral to be surrounded by such beautiful seaside towns it's important to make the most of it and that's why I want to share a cheeky life hack to get you from daytime casual to evening out without even having to change! I give you - The maxi dress. These … Read More
  • How to avoid Dressmaking disasters

    So the sun is shining, the weather is starting to improve and you're feeling inspired to do a bit of Dressmaking to brighten up your summer wardrobe. The only problem is you have about a dozen half finished projects in your cupboard that you really must complete before starting something new. Am I right? Don't worry, you're not alone, we're all guilty of it because a particular garment has proven to be an unflattering fit or too short or imperfect for some other reason. The item then gets banished to back of the cupboard in the hope that one day we'll muster up th… Read More
  • Dressmaking & Bridesmaids Dresses

    Like many other brides, my sister in law (to be) has just realised with great excitement that she’s getting married this year! Obviously with my Dressmaking background the bridesmaid dresses have fallen to me.  I love dressmaking so I’m honoured she’s asked. It’s a summer wedding with 5 bridesmaids ranging in age from 2 up to 35 years. I initially thought it was going to be hard choosing a style that will suit everyone and a colour that will flow through the age ranges nicely. Luckily the colours, the theme and the dresses had already been pencilled in. M… Read More
  • Dressmaking Fabrics - Fleece

    With the cold chill of winter now in the air, many of our customers are well into planning their winter sewing projects, creating a variety of stylish and comfortable pieces to keep them warm during the cold weather. One of the most popular Dressmaking Fabrics at this time of year is fleece - this is always the first fabric we recommend to customers creating winter clothing items and accessories and is guaranteed to keep you toasty during even the coolest weather conditions. Every year our fleece Dressmaking Fabrics are the most popular in our collection and we a… Read More
  • Dressmaking Fabrics for Lining

    When embarking upon a new dressmaking project it is important to choose the correct Dressmaking Fabric for your project to achieve the required finish. If you choose to proceed with a lightweight Dressmaking Fabric you may also wish to consider using a dress lining. A dress lining is a second layer of fabric which ensures that your garment will not be see through when warm and will ensure that the wearer is warm and comfortable during cooler temperatures. Many Dressmaking Fabrics do not require a lining however the designer may choose to use it anyway to achieve a… Read More
  • Winter Dressmaking Fabrics

    Following the conclusion of the big four fashion week shows in New York, London, Milan and Paris our talented buyers have been hard at work sourcing the best quality Dressmaking Fabrics to keep your designs bang up to date for the new season. There are a number of key Dressmaking Fabrics that took centre stage on the fashion week runways and it is these fabrics that we anticipate will be the biggest selling over the next couple of weeks. For months there have been murmurs in the fashion world of the return of military style outerwear and these rumours were confir… Read More
  • Dressmaking Fabrics - Wimbledon 2016

    Following Britain's exit from the EU and England's crushing defeat at the hands of Iceland earlier this week, there is a distinct sense of disappointment and uncertainty around the country - however, there is good news on the horizon! One of the world's biggest sporting events has commenced right here in England. The Wimbledon Championship is the oldest and most prestigious tournament in the world and is renowned not only for great sporting triumph but for its strict dress code. The players themselves are permitted to wear only white whilst on court and spectators… Read More
  • Dressmaking Fabrics – Wimbledon 2016

    Following Britain's exit from the EU and England's crushing defeat at the hands of Iceland earlier this week, there is a distinct sense of disappointment and uncertainty around the country - however, there is good news on the horizon! One of the world's biggest sporting events has commenced right here in England. The Wimbledon Championship is the oldest and most prestigious tournament in the world and is renowned not only for great sporting triumph but for its strict dress code. The players themselves are permitted to wear only white whilst on court and spectators… Read More
  • Dressmaking Fabrics For All Weather

    Whether you are about to start creating your first ever garment or you are an experienced dressmaker who is commissioned to make a collection of evening gowns or bridesmaids dresses, we are sure to have at least one thing you will need and everything you want! Here at Calico Laine we are extremely passionate about selecting high quality and affordable Dressmaking Fabrics just for you which will suit all of your specifications. If you are new to sewing and are unsure about which fabrics are best for the project you are beginning, our friendly sales team are more th… Read More

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