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Tag Archives: Dress Fabrics

  • 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
  • Dress Fabric - Florals

    Our selection of floral Dress Fabric is the perfect choice for the upcoming spring/summer season. Floral Dress Fabrics are always a popular choice for spring/summer wedding guests as TV presenter Holly Willoughby showed when she attended the 2015 wedding of her close friend, Declan Donnelly. Renowned for her elegant and lady like sense of style Holly often favours clothing in sweet, floral designs and the stunning tea dress she chose for Declan's nuptials. Nipped in at the waist, the design flattered her hourglass figure perfectly and paired with nude stilettos a… Read More
  • How To: Make an Elasticated Skirt

    The weather seems to finally be getting better here where Calico Laine is located in the North West of England, thank goodness! I just can't wait for it to be sunny and warm, and I am counting down the days until the summer vacation that I have booked with my family and best friend later this year. In preparation for the incoming warm weather, I have been sewing myself some new clothes to wear, and one of the easier projects I have taken on is a skirt with an elastic waistband. In today's blog, I'll be walking you through how to make one of your very own! There is… Read More
  • Dress Fabrics for Beginners

    In recent years, the art of dressmaking has experienced huge resurgence and the demand for handmade, designer look pieces at affordable pieces has soared. Over the last few years we have been riding out the financial storm that has seen wages decrease and the cost of living increase leaving many of us without much spending money at the end of a long month and as a result many people have adopted the "make do and mend" mentality that helped our grandparents through the difficult post-war years. As a result, many people are taking up sewing and dressmaking as a hobb… Read More
  • How To: Make A Cushion

    If you are looking for an easy sewing project to do - perhaps you want to use up some extra fabric or are looking for something simple to teach sewing to a novice with - then one of my personal recommendations to our customers here at Calico Laine is to try your hand at making your very own cushion. This is actually how I learned to sew as a teenager at school, and I have made many cushions since then to decorate around my home using fabric from our store, as we have plenty of variety in our fabric to suit every room in the house. In today's blog, I'll be walking … Read More
  • Your One Stop Fabric Store - Calico Laine

    Even with so many sewing enthusiasts across the United Kingdom and even worldwide, a great Fabric Store seems to be difficult to find for a lot of our customers who contact us in the hope that we can help supply them with what they are after. If you are not in a major city like London, for example, then Fabric Stores can be few and far between if you are looking for one within driving distance of your home. So what can you do? Fear not! Here at Calico Laine, we can understand the struggle to find that perfect fabric for your sewing project. Fortunately, we are he… Read More
  • Chiffon Fabrics at Calico Laine

    Chiffon Fabrics are a dressmaking fabric that are popular all year round for use in all kinds of occasion wear, such as posh garments for evening do's, formal wear and bridal wear. Usually seen as quite a feminine fabric, it is also often used for ladies' blouses and shirts, delicate scarves and even intimate garments such as lingerie. At Calico Laine, we stock an absolutely huge range of Chiffon Fabrics with all kinds of colours, widths and weights available. With so many kinds to choose from, there is guaranteed to be something to suit your personal tastes and… Read More
  • Dressmaking Fabrics

    When creating your own bespoke designs and before settling on the best Dressmaking Fabrics to use, a great place to look for inspiration is the red carpet. Celebrities are always at the forefront of upcoming trends with the world's biggest designers clamouring to dress the brightest stars at the most watched events. The Grammy Awards are the most important event in the music calendar with anybody who is anybody in the charts sashaying their way down the red carpet clad in an array of designs, some wonderful and some weird! As always, there was glitz and glamour ga… Read More
  • My Favourite Dressmaking Fabrics

    As a sewing and dressmaking enthusiast, rarely a day goes by where I don't go home from work with a small haul of Dressmaking Fabrics just waiting to be turned into something new to wear. Whenever our new stock arrives here at our warehouse, I can always be found poring over the brand new rolls of fabric and trying to decide which ones I like the best, while simultaneously debating what I could make from each and every one! If, however, you are unable to visit our stores in person, we also offer the option to purchase our Dressmaking Fabrics online from our websit… Read More
  • Dress Fabrics for Spring time

    Although it seems as if the cold weather will never end, it will soon be springtime and easter will be upon us which means it is time to change your wardrobe from thick jumpers and jeans to brighter dresses, skirts and tops. Here at Calico Laine we have been preparing for the change in seasons with a number of gorgeous new Dress Fabrics coming into stock which will help you create some beautiful springtime apparel. Our of our most popular spring/summer Dress Fabrics is our cotton spandex fabric which comes in a number of lovely floral designs perfect for making dr… Read More

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