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Tag Archives: Dress Fabrics

  • 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 - Bi-Stretch

    However fashions change or no matter what the weather is doing, Dress Fabrics are always our best selling collection. Dressmaking is a timeless hobby and even with ready made clothes being more available than ever before more and more people are turning their back on mass produced, off the rack designs in favour of bespoke, made to measure pieces. Particularly, in the last 5 years with programmes such as the sewing bee hitting our screens, dressmaking has become more popular than ever with sales of sewing machines increasing by as much as 500% and SIY (sew it your… Read More
  • Dressmaking Fabrics at Calico Laine

    Here at calico laine, we carry a wide range of fantastic quality Dressmaking Fabrics which are suitable for a wide range of projects. With the economy flattering in recent years, many people are taking up dressmaking as a way of creating their own, excellent quality handmade pieces at a fraction of the cost. Our Dressmaking Fabrics are perfect for special occasions and can be chosen for creating everything from evening dresses to bespoke bridal gowns with some of the most popular of our collection being our satins, chiffons and lace. For a more casual wardrobe, ou… Read More
  • Dress Fabrics - Best Dressed 2014

    Like any dressmakers, or anybody else keen on fashion, we always have one eye on the red carpets throughout the year, looking to be inspired by the latest celebrity trends and 2014 has seen a whole host of stunning looks. This year, the red carpet has been awash with sumptuous Dress Fabrics, elegant lines and breathtaking designs. One of the most talked about stars this year has been Lupita Nyong'o. Ever since she picked up her Academy Award back in February, Lupita has been a regular on the red carpet and has featured heavily in fashion publications receiving pla… Read More
  • Christmas & Dressmaking two of my favourite things

    The festive season is definitely my favourite time of year; I love all the decorations and nice things in the shop, the air of excitement and all the over-indulgent food. My very favourite part of Christmas is simply having a few days off work and enjoying precious time with my family and having some ‘me time’. When I say ‘me time’, I obviously mean time to sew! Every Christmas Eve, I take myself to Calico Laine and treat myself to a big bag of Dressmaking Fabric and several new patterns, then I go home and spread out admiring my new purchases while decidi… Read More
  • Buy Fabrics at Calico Laine

    Even though Christmas has not yet left us for this year, your mind may be wandering towards your sewing projects of 2015 - with the New Year comes spring cleaning for a lot of people, and I am hoping to redecorate my bedroom using my favourite colours and fabrics to achieve the style that I envision. If you are thinking of redecorating in the early months of 2015, why not Buy Fabrics both in store and online at Calico Laine? Recently we have had a new range of cotton prints added to our stock, including florals, children's designs and a whole lot more. Children … Read More
  • Winter Dressmaking Fabrics at Calico Laine

    Christmas is nearly upon us! With less than a week to go, hopefully you have sorted all of your gift and food shopping. The tree is now lit up and dressed up with all of your best decorations - and speaking of dressed up, have you planned your outfit for the big day? If, like me, you're still puzzling on what to wear, why not consider picking up some Dressmaking Fabrics here at Calico Laine and making your own unique holiday outfit? In today's blog, I'll be talking about a few of my personal recommendations for a classy garment perfect to wear on Christmas Day. Do… 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 Fabrics for Christmas Day

    With just over a week left until the big day, people will be beginning to think of what outfits they might be wearing for christmas day and what Dress Fabrics they might use if they are making a last minute outfit. Christmas is a time of year when family get together and you might be seeing family that you haven't seen for the rest of the year so you will always want to look your best. Lots of people like to dress smartly for christmas dinner and there are plenty of Dress Fabrics which would make a great outfit for that special day. Double knit jersey dress fabri… Read More
  • Buy Fabrics Online at Calico Laine

    With less than two weeks to go, some of our customers are finished with their preparations for Christmas and are now looking to Buy Fabrics Online to make festive decorations and extra presents in time for the big day. Here at Calico Laine, we stock a delightful range of Christmas fabrics available to buy. We know that our customers like to be organised with their craft projects, so get your Christmas orders in and prepare for the main event with a cup of hot chocolate and some festive-themed craft projects. Every single one of our Christmas Fabrics are 100% Cot… Read More

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