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  • Dress Lining Fabric at Calico Laine

    When creating a garment, it is important to make sure that all raw edges and seams either finished or hidden. One way to help achieve this is to use Dress Lining Fabric - using this product in any dressmaking project helps to achieve a professional-looking, high quality finish whilst successfully hiding interfacing, padding and seam edges. Dress Lining Fabric is a great way to help maximise the life of your garment, as well as making any item of clothing that much warmer to wear during the chilly weather towards the end of the year. Dress Lining is very durabl… Read More
  • Microfibre Fabric at Calico Laine

    One of the most common requests we receive from our customers both online and in store is for dressmaking fabrics that do not crease easily, if at all. This is especially important for garments being created for formal events such as weddings, where one's look must be crisp and perfect. Normally, fabrics that are recommended for formal wear tend to be satins and silks, but if shiny finishes on fabrics are not really your thing, we always suggest our Microfibre Fabric as an alternative. Microfibre Fabric is a high quality polyester material which is extremely popul… Read More
  • Linen Fabric at Calico Laine

    One of our most popular fabrics that we sell during the warmer months of the year is our Linen Fabric. This lightweight cloth is available in a beautiful range of colours, perfect to suit anyone's tastes and style. Even with its lighter weight, it still drapes beautifully and looks fantastic when made up as a full skirt - I personally have made circle skirts from our Linen Fabric and have been overjoyed with the results every time. This gorgeous textile is one of the oldest fabrics in the world, with its history going thousands and thousands of years. Small pieces… Read More
  • Dress Lining Fabric at Calico Laine

    When making up a garment, it is important to make sure that all raw seams and edges are either finished or hidden. One way to achieve this is using Dress Lining Fabric - using this fabric helps to achieve a neat, high quality finish whilst concealing interfacing, padding and seam edges. Dress Lining Fabric is a fantastic way to help extend the life of your garment, as well as making any item of clothing warmer to wear during the colder months of the year. Dress Lining is incredibly durable yet lightweight, ensuring that the wearer of the garment will have the … Read More
  • Dressmaking Fabrics

    With the last quarter of the year approaching fast, many of our customers are planning their winter sewing projects to make sure they keep warm during the cold weather, but are still able to enjoy their dressmaking hobbies. One of the most popular choices for this time of year is our fleece Dressmaking Fabrics - it is always at the top of our recommendation list for winter clothing, and it is guaranteed to keep you warm and cosy over the cold season. Recently we have added a fantastic amount of new fleece Dressmaking Fabrics to our stock; these include plain colo… Read More
  • Floral Dress Fabrics

    Holly Willoughby looked stunning in a beautiful floral Dress Fabric at her friends wedding. Last weekend we saw TV personality Declan Donnelly marrying his long term partner at St. Michaels Church in Newcastle and whilst the bride looked stunning in her simple and elegant ivory gown, all eyes were on the celebrity guests. Holly Willoughby is renowned for her elegant sense of style, rarely putting a foot wrong she never fails to choose the most flattering designs for her figure. For her friends wedding Holly chose a stunning tea dress crafted from a beautiful flor… Read More
  • Dress Fabrics - Wedding Guest

    When you are planning your outfit for a special occasion such as a family wedding, it can be difficult to find a balance between a glamorous piece suitable for a lively evening reception and a subtle, classy outfit suitable for a formal ceremony. As we all know, there are certain rules that apply when planning your wedding guest outfit. For ladies, it is important to ensure that you are not displaying too much skin for the ceremony, particularly for a service taking place in a church or other religious building, and to make sure that your outfit fits correctly and… Read More
  • Dress Fabrics - A lavish Hilton wedding

    This weekend saw Nicky Hilton, one of the heiresses to the Hilton hotel fortune marry her long time friend and fiancé James Rothschild. The wedding was in London rather than Nicky's home country of the USA with the ceremony taking place in the orangery at Kensington gardens, home of Prince William and Kate Middleton. Unlike her 2004 wedding to Todd Andrew Meister which was a quick Las Vegas affair this was a lavish wedding and no expense was spared for the occasion. Similar to Kate Middleton, Nicky Hilton went for the trend of lace Dress Fabrics for her weddin… Read More
  • Bridal Fabrics at Calico Laine

    When it comes to weddings, it is important that every single part of any bride's outfit needs to be perfect for her big day. If your dream outfit and accessories are proving a little difficult to find on the high street, why not have your own unique dress made from our extensive range of Bridal Fabrics available in both of our stores and online? We stock all kinds of satins, crepes and chiffons that have pleased and been purchased by so many of our bride-to-be customers on the hunt for that extra-special look for their for their wedding, and our Bridal Fabrics ar… Read More
  • Dress Fabrics for Summer

    With summer finally upon us and the weather beginning to heat up we have seen a marked increase in the number of enquiries our sales team have received regarding summer wardrobe Dress Fabrics. Here are details of just a few of our best sellers: Rose and Hubble Prints are ideal for creating lightweight summer garments. Cotton Prints - a popular choice of Dress Fabric all year round, our selection of beautiful cotton prints are ideal for warm weather projects including summer dresses and light blouses which will keep you cool and stylish in warmer temperatures. The… Read More

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