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Tag Archives: Dress Fabrics

  • My Favourite Dressmaking Fabrics at Calico Laine

    Being a total sewaholic, I have been asked what I would like for Christmas this year by family members - and my answer is fabric! I love to spend my spare time making clothing and costumes for myself and friends, and there are a few Dressmaking Fabrics that I choose to use over and over again in my sewing projects. In today's blog I'll be talking about a few of them, in the hope that I might aid you in making the right choice when making your own garments to wear. Double Knit Jersey - This beautiful fabric is a heavyweight jersey that is wonderful to use and is o… Read More
  • Dress Fabrics - NYE Black Tie Events

    With the arrival of the first frosts of the season and rumors of snow to follow, it is starting to feel decidedly festive all of a sudden. Everywhere we look there are twinkling lights and beautifully decorated trees popping up and our our favourite festive tunes are blaring out of speakers in shops and restaurants all over the land. Most faithful fashion followers will have had their special Christmas outfits planned for some weeks now and as the big day draws ever closer, our thoughts turn toward the next big event of the season, New Years Eve. However you ce… Read More
  • Keep Warm with Our Dress Fabrics

    Now the cold weather has hit us dramatically everyone wants to be as warm as they can be especially on their christmas nights out and other events they have coming up over the holidays. Here at Calico Laine we have a variety of warm winter Dress Fabrics perfect for creating garments to keep warm but still staying elegant and feminine. Deep Grey Melton One Dress Fabric that is extremely popular in this cold period is our melton fabric. Melton is a light woven woollen cloth fabric with short dense pile. This fabric is very thick and has a lovely wool texture and fe… Read More
  • Winter Dress Fabrics at Calico Laine

    Now that we are within a month of Christmas, you might have finished your Christmas shopping and preparations and are now after a dressmaking project to focus on while you wait for the big day to arrive. I love to spend my free time sewing anything and everything, and I have been looking into Dress Fabrics to use for clothing suitable to wear over the winter months. In today's blog, I'll be talking about a few of my own recommendations that are great for use over the winter months, bound to keep you cosy and warm in the cold weather. Double Knit Jersey - This b… Read More
  • Dressmaking Fabrics - Pretty In Pink!

    When it comes to fashion, most of us will have our own signature colour which will depend on a number of factors including complexion, hair colour and of course personal taste. Aside from classic black, one of the most popular colours of Dressmaking Fabrics is pink. Pink is a fantastic choice for many occasions including weddings, formal events and casual clothing and is popular all year round. Pink is considered by many to be a delicate and feminine colour and is associated with romance, baby girls and flowers. Colour psychologists (yes, there is such a thing!) b… Read More
  • Winter Dress Fabrics at Calico Laine

    With just over a month to go until Christmas, your mind might not be focused on your dressmaking projects - but if you're anything like me, you'll find that sometimes getting stuck into your crafty hobbies can be a relief from the stress that the big day can cause! In today's blog, I'll be talking about some Dress Fabrics that are great for use over the winter months, bound to keep you cosy and warm in the cold weather. Double Knit Jersey - A popular choice amongst our customers all year round (as well as a personal favourite of my own), this heavyweight jersey is… Read More
  • Dress Fabrics - Animal Prints

    Dress Fabrics here at Calico Laine attract the most customers due to the quality of our fabrics and the dressmaking projects they are completing. We have a large selection both in store and online for people to view including satins, chiffons, laces and many more materials that create the perfect garments. As well as our plain materials our printed fabrics do just as well as they create the most eye-catching garments. One trend that never goes out of fashion with dressmaking is animal print fabric. This trend has stayed around for decades and can be worn at any ti… Read More
  • Fabrics - Fashion During Rationing

    This weekend, millions of us all over the country stopped what we were doing to take part in remembrance services and silences to mark Remembrance Weekend. This important event is an opportunity for us to come together and remember the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice and given their lives in conflict for the freedom we enjoy today. Many of us have parents and grandparents who fought or participated in WWII; lasting from 1939 to 1945 and involving almost all of the world's nations this conflict involved over 100 million people some of whom are st… Read More
  • Winter Dressmaking Fabrics at Calico Laine

    We are a week into November and the Christmas adverts are already on our televisions, the songs are playing in stores across the country and decorations are available to buy everywhere! Everyone is either starting to prepare or well on their way to being ready for the big day in December, and some of you might be thinking about clothing to keep you warm in the cold weather. In today's blog, I'll be talking about a few Dressmaking Fabrics  that we recommend to our customers for using in dressmaking projects over the chilly months. Double Knit Jersey - This fabric… Read More
  • Dress Fabrics - Strictly Sparkle

    Since it hit our screens in May of 2004, Strictly Come Dancing has been one of the most watched programmes on television. Every year a new cast of celebrities take to the floor to master a variety of classic dance routines including the waltz, foxtrot and quickstep guided all the way by some of the world's best and most successful professional ballroom dancers. Viewers have been enthralled by the tears, tantrums and romances that have played out on our screens over the past ten years and the success of Strictly shows no signs of abating as it continues to pick up … Read More

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