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Tag Archives: Dress Fabrics

  • 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 skin and is a fantastic choice for creating flattering clothing items for women as it is a forgiving fabric that will not cling and achieves figure flattering creations for all body types. … Read More
  • 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 help you with which Dress Fabrics would be best suited to one of the hundreds of patterns we stock! At the moment I am planning a weekend away with all my girlfriends in London. One night we'll be going for a meal, another on a night out - both of which I would l… Read More
  • 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 red carpet is the perfect opportunity for a sneak preview of what is up an coming in the world of fashion and Dressmaking Fabrics; where celebrities lead, the high street will inevitably follow. One celebrity who set tongues w… Read More
  • 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 home. What you’ll need: 0.5 metres of fabric measuring at least 100cm in width A reel of cotton A tape measure A bag of toy stuffing Optional items for embellishing (e.g. buttons, acrylic jewels, embroidery thread, … Read More
  • 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 red carpet and is a popular fabric for almost any occasion. Lace is one of the most elegant and intricate Dress Fabrics available today and is easily recognised by the distinctive open hold design. Many high end lace Dress Fabrics… Read More
  • 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 a stranger is blocking the only things you want to see, you don't have to worry about anybody judging what you are buying and the best part of it - you don't have to wait in a queue! Buying Dress Fabric Online can be a wonder… Read More
  • 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 taking up sewing and dressmaking as a hobby. Usually we are asked for haberdashery items and other products that any sewing enthusiast might need, but occasionally we are also asked about what fabrics would be easiest to use for beginners. In today's blog… Read More
  • 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 make from each one. If you, however, do not live within driving distance of our stores and are unable to make the trip to visit us in person, there is always the option to purchase Dress Fabrics Online from our website. One of my favourite Dress Fa… Read More
  • 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 kinds of weights, shades and widths available. With so much choice, there is bound to be something to suit all tastes and needs, no matter what your dressmaking project is. Our Chiffon Fabric is perfect for… Read More
  • 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 wearing this at work and at home becomes a bit tiresome and sometimes I want to venture out and wear a dress while still staying warm. The best Fabric for a dress to keep you warm in the winter is double knit jersey and I have now got several dresses in this fabr… Read More

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