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  • New Dress Fabrics at Calico Laine

    We have recently had lots of new and exciting Dress Fabrics arrive here at calico laine in stunning designs, colours and compositions all perfect for creating pretty last minute summer garments whilst we still have good weather. Some of these brand new Dress Fabrics include printed chiffons, printed jersey, cotton spandex and many more that all feature unique bright prints that will get everyones head turning. Leopard Print Chiffon Fabric Our new printed chiffons consist of two out-going leopard print designs in purple and brown as well as two more subtle designs… Read More
  • Dress Fabrics - New Velvet Fabric

    This week we have received a number of deliveries featuring new Dress Fabrics. It is always quite exciting to get new material and customers love to see what new additions we have in stock through our website and Facebook page. This week, one of the most interesting fabrics that have been added to our velvet range are extra heavy crushed velvet and velveteen Dress Fabrics. Velvet is a 'woven tufted' Dress Fabric which is created on a loom that weaves two thicknesses of the fabric simultaneously. These two pieces are then cut away from each other, with the two leng… Read More
  • Dressmaking Fabrics - Lining

    Before embarking upon a new dressmaking project it is important to consider the complete construction of your garment in order to achieve the highest quality finish. Many of our Dressmaking Fabrics may require an additional layer such as a dress lining fabric. There are a number of reasons why you may consider the addition of a lining fabric in addition to your featured Dressmaking Fabric - dress linings are often used to hide seam edges and interfacing in order to achieve a neat and professional finish whilst ensuring optimum levels of comfort for the wearer - r… Read More
  • Dress Fabric for holiday clothing

    Well, it is officially summer but we haven't really had much of a summer so far. With a lot of rainy days it has been fairly depressing weather wise but it has been forecast that we are due to have a heat wave in the next few weeks so fingers crossed. For those of you who aren't waiting for the heat wave to get some sun, just in case it doesn't actually appear, and are going on holiday instead it is time for you to do some summer dressmaking. With some gorgeous Dress Fabric from Calico Laine, you can create the perfect summer dresses, skirts and tops to make you f… Read More
  • Dress Fabrics for Summer Fashion

    Although the weather has taken a turn for the worse over the last couple of days, we have been cheering ourselves up creating a variety of summer clothing items so we can make sure our wardrobes are fully stocked and ready to go when the warmer weather eventually makes its welcome return. We carry a wide range of Dress Fabrics suitable for all weathers however, our selection of summer Dress Fabrics is one of which we are particularly proud. Crammed full of beautiful prints and eye catching colour palettes you can be sure to find the perfect material for your summe… Read More
  • Dressmaking Fabrics - Retro designs

    Here at Calico Laine we realise that not everyone is a follower of fashion trends and that some people prefer to stick to what suits them best. As we all know, fashions come and go and while some disappear into a void others stand the test of time. Clothing from the 1920s to 20 years before the present time are commonly referred to as vintage or retro. Retro (short for retrospective) is an umbrella term for 'vintage style,' which usually refers to clothing that imitates the style of a previous era. Retro fashion in its broadest sense has an on going popular… Read More
  • Dress Fabrics for Vintage Designs

    Here at Fabric World we have been experiencing a huge surge in enquiries regarding our vintage Dress Fabrics as bloggers and dressmakers up and down the country prepare to take part in the vintage sew along. Hosted by McCalls Pattern Company, this one of a kind charity event is open to everyone and will run until October. Dressmakers all over the UK are invited to choose their favourite fashion era from the 1930s to 1960s and sew one of the exclusive patterns from the inspiration vintage edit; featuring twenty vintage sewing patterns including dresses, tops and… Read More
  • Dress Fabrics - Festival Season

    Now that summer is upon us festival season is only around the corner which leads us to a very important subject, what to wear. Festivals such as Glastonbury, Bestival, Creamfields or Green Man are the perfect time to show off some originality with your clothing and stand out from the crowd. Each year magazine companies fill their pages and websites with articles and blogs featuring the ultimate festival looks. It is often garments made from dress fabrics such as suede, denim and lightweight cotton blends that come top of the list. These items are high fas… Read More
  • Dressmaking Fabrics - The Sewing Bee

    This week sees the return of our favourite programme, The Great British Sewing Bee when we will see a new group of amateur tailors and dressmakers take on a range of projects in an attempt to become Britain's best sewer. This time of year always results in a spike in enquiries regarding the tools and materials shown on the programme and in particular, our Dressmaking Fabrics. Many customers enjoy emulating the patterns and designs shown on the programme and will go to great lengths to replicate their favourite pieces. Last series there were a number of projects t… Read More
  • How To: Make an Apron

    If you are similar to me and like your belongings to be both unique and catered to your own individual taste, you might find that you make a lot of things for yourself using our fabric here at Calico Laine, from clothing to soft furnishings and other decorations around your home. I have sisters who are not into sewing, but one of them loves to bake and cook, and can always be found creating tasty dishes for the whole family to eat - and one of her favourite things to make is cupcakes. I have used some of our fabrics to make a few aprons for her - after all, baking… Read More

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