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Tag Archives: Dress Fabrics

  • New Dressmaking Fabrics

    The last few weeks have been very busy at calico laine especially for the web team getting all the brand new Dressmaking Fabrics uploaded onto our website. We have seen a wide range of lovely fabrics come in with us that are all perfect for creating stunning garments and other sewing creations for this season. Navy Sparkle Corded Lace Fabric When new Dressmaking Fabrics arrive on our delivery the process for the web team begins. Firstly the fabrics are unpacked and checked that they have all arrived in great condition then a member of the web team begins the phot… Read More
  • Winter Fabrics

    This is my favourite time of year when it comes to fashion and creating your own garments as I am in love with the colours, trends and different styles that are around for the winter months. September is when we start getting in all our brand new Winter Fabrics which is a really exciting time for the staff here at calico laine and our regular customers. Our Winter Fabrics usually consist of new tartan checks, woollen materials and christmas fabrics that are all extremely popular around this time of year. When the weather starts getting cooler every dressmaker star… Read More
  • 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
  • Dress Fabrics for Autumn

    It is slowly creeping into the autumn months and summer is nearly behind us therefore at calico laine we are starting to think about our range of Dress Fabrics for the autumn months and getting new materials in especially for our customers. When the weather gets colder people are looking for more thicker and comfortable fabrics to make up into garments but still keeping the style and trend going. All of our winter fabrics are due in stock within the next few weeks as we like to be prepared and start thinking about materials a little earlier than expected which mea… Read More
  • Fabrics for Beginners

    We receive a high volume of enquiries from customers who are new to the hobby of dressmaking and are looking for Fabrics suitable for honing their skills. We carry a wide range of reasonably priced Fabrics suitable for practicing your sewing and dressmaking skills that are easy to handle and sew: Cotton - one of our best selling Fabrics, cotton is suitable for a wide range of projects, particularly clothing items such as dresses, shirts and skirts. Cotton is the perfect choice for the beginner dressmaker and is available to purchase in a wide range of colours, pat… Read More
  • New Cotton Spandex Dress Fabrics

    We have recently had some brand new Cotton Spandex Dress Fabrics arrive here at Calico Laine in some beautiful bright designs getting us ready for some exciting summer sewing projects. Cotton Spandex Fabric is ideal for creating a variety of clothing items such as skirts and stylish dresses due to its comfortable wear and slight stretch. Cotton Spandex is composed of a cotton and spandex mix giving the fabric a slight stretch making it easy to sew with and comfortable to wear. This Dressmaking Fabric is great for any occasion or formal gatherings and catches ever… 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
  • Dress Fabrics for Black Tie

    At this time of year many of our customers are not only thinking about their Christmas Day outfit but also what they may wear for their New Years Eve celebrations. New Years Eve is of course one of the biggest party nights of the year and however you celebrate at the stroke of midnight, whether you are attending a big organised event or celebrating at home with your closest family and friends, you will surely already have given a lot of thought to the perfect outfit and Dress Fabrics. For many, New Year celebrations are a relaxed event however there is always the … Read More
  • Seasonal Dress Fabrics

    At this time of year, we definitely see a trend in which Dress Fabrics sell best in both our Calico Laine stores and online and this year we are seeing a lot of customers buying crushed velvet and tartan. These fabrics can be used for dressmaking as well as interior decoration and soft furnishings and are ideal for the Christmas period, especially in the red and green versions. Velvet has been particularly popular in many of the high street stores with dresses and jackets in this Dress Fabric being very on trend. This has subsequently made it very popular am… Read More
  • Christmas Fabrics at Calico Laine

    There is a definite nip in the air, the days are drawing in and the trees are starting to turn. This is by far my favourite time of year. I love the cosy nights by the fire, the rich autumnal colours and, of course, Christmas is just around the corner. With just over 10 weeks to go till the big day, now is the perfect time to start organising your stash of Christmas Fabric and planning your festive projects. Whether it’s a Christmas gift, stocking filler or the actual stocking, we have the fabric and haberdashery that’s perfect for you. Christmas is a big even… Read More

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