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Tag Archives: Dress Fabrics

  • Dress Fabrics for Fancy Dress

    Dress Fabrics are not only useful for customers creating beautiful bespoke pieces but are also popular for more fun and frivolous projects such as fancy dress costume. This week has been a particularly busy one for costume fabrics as yesterday saw the hugely popular event, World Book Day taking place in schools, nurseries and children's groups up and down the country. World Book Day is one of the biggest celebrations in the academic calendar, a celebration of books, authors and reading and gives children the opportunity to explore the pleasure of books and ignite … 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
  • Dress Fabrics For Spring

    Well it's getting to that time of year again, the nights are slowly getting lighter and spring is in the air. The thought of summer fills me with delight, I can't wait to get started on some summer sewing projects. Having just booked my family summer holiday I can't wait to get started and as always choosing my Dress Fabric is my favourite part. Here at Calico Laine we stock Butterick, McCall and Vogue patterns, all of which have a fabulous selection regardless of your ability. Personally I like nice simple patterns which I can make in one evening. Perhaps I'm a l… 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
  • Dress Fabrics for Valentines

    Now it's approaching valentines day this weekend its all about the colour red and deep pink tones when it comes to women's outfits. If you are still undecided on what to wear for your date and want something new and unique why not create your own outfit with our Dress Fabrics here at calico laine. Rich Red Crepe Fabric We have a large variety of stunning Dress Fabrics in eye-catching valentine shades that will be perfect for making your outfit one to remember. If you are wanting a formal elegant look, crepe is the perfect material to create beautiful dresses and … 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 Fabrics : Haute Couture in Paris

    The spotlight of the fashion world was once again on Dressmaking Fabrics this last week as Spring/Summer Haute Couture Week swept into the capital city of fashion, Paris, where the biggest designers in the business took over the runways with a stunning selection of show stopping gowns and bold ready to wear pieces. Designers and their teams put in up to 300 hours work on each bespoke piece, so extravagant they were that they did not feature so much as a price tag. Paris haute couture is so exclusive it is normally reserved for only a privileged few, in fact it is … Read More
  • Dress Fabrics at Calico Laine

    Here at calico laine Dress Fabrics are the most popular material are customers look at due to the great quality and large amount of stock available. We are known for our Dress Fabrics and have a range of different materials to choose from including lace, chiffon and satin. For evening wear garments our low cost economy satin fabric is a must for every special occasion due to its beautiful drape and stunning appearance. This material is composed of 100% polyester and comes in a wide range of colour options. If you are looking for a thicker and better quality sati… 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

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