Dress Fabrics

  1. Dress Fabrics - Microfibre

    Microfibre is one of the most popular Dress Fabrics in our collection and is perfect for creating a number of stunning designs. Microfibre is a popular choice of Dress Fabric for evening wear, largely due to it's stunning drape and luxurious lightweight finish. Featuring a distinctive silky "peach skin" surface this beautiful Dress Fabric feels wonderful when worn against the...
  2. Dress Fabrics

    Here at Calico Laine we know which Dress Fabrics you need! Whether you are planning a girly night in a quant pub or going to a fancy ball and just fancy making something exceptional to wear, we will be able to help you determine which fabrics are best particular clothing - or if you are in the shop we can...
  3. Dressmaking Fabrics - Awards Season

    This week, the monotony of January was broken up and sprinkled with a little bit of glamour with the National TV Awards taking place on Wednesday night at London's 02. The first event this awards season saw the best loved stars of the small screen dressed to impress and setting the standard as we approach the Oscars next month. Watching the...
  4. How to make a cushion

    As well as using our fantastic range of Dressmaking Fabrics, a lot of our customers like to use our products for making soft furnishing items for around the home. These include cushions and pillows, headboards for bedrooms, blankets, throws and so much more. In today’s post, we will be covering how to make a simple 40-45cm square cushion for your...
  5. Dress Fabrics - Lace

    Lace is one of the most popular Dress Fabrics in our collection, most popular as a bridal fabrics lace rose to prominence back in 1840 when Queen Victoria chose a stunning white, lace trim gown for her wedding to Prince Albert. Since then, lace Dress Fabric has graced the wardrobes of everybody from royal brides to hollywood stars on the...
  6. Dress Fabric Online For Beginners.

    The first time you go from shopping in a fabric/haberdashery shop to shopping online, I swear, your world will be turned around. It's like nothing you have ever done before, you can click on all these different categories, which (sort of) act as shopping isles and it is super convenient. You don't have to say 'Excuse me' every 5 minutes when...
  7. Easy Fabrics For Making Dresses

    With Christmas soon arriving, you may have been asked what you would like for the big day this year from friends, family, or even a Secret Santa group. In contrast, we have had a lot of customers visiting us who are hoping to put together a nice selection of sewing items for a friend or relative who want to begin...
  8. My Favourite Dress Fabrics

    As someone who loves sewing and dressmaking, I am constantly going home from work with all kinds of fabrics to turn into something new to wear. When we have new fabrics arrive at our building, I can always be found ogling the rolls and debating over which ones I like best, as well as thinking about what I could possibly...
  9. Chiffon Fabric for Dressmaking Projects

    Chiffon Fabric is a dressmaking fabric that is incredibly popular for use in evening wear, formal wear and bridal wear. Usually seen as a feminine fabric, it is also often used for ladies' blouses and shirts, delicate scarves and even more intimate garments such as lingerie. Here at Calico Laine, we stock an absolutely massive range of Chiffon fabrics with all...
  10. Winter Dresses using Double Knit Jersey

    Double Knit Jersey is one of the best fabrics to make a winter dress Well, for the past few weeks the weather has been cold and wet encouraging most people to stay indoors, all tucked up in the warm. In the winter months I find myself wearing jeans and jumpers a lot to keep myself from being cold however...

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