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Tag Archives: Dress Material

  • Holiday Dress Fabrics with Calico Laine

    While we are all enjoying the Summer sun, some of us are lucky to be jetting off on holiday. Finding that perfect holiday wardrobe can be difficult; particularly with the way high street fashion is styled at the moment. I, for one, can find summer clothes shopping a bit daunting to say the least! So why not whip yourself up something comfortable for the summer sun with our stunning range of holiday Dress Fabrics. Cotton Dress Fabrics Cotton is a fabulous fabric in the heat; it is breathable, comfortable and easily washable. Here at Calico Laine, we have a huge ran… Read More
  • Summer Party Dressmaking Fabrics

    We all love getting dressed up for a Summer event; be it a wedding, the races or even a party of some sort. If the weather holds out (which we hope does this year) parties happen outside in the sunshine. Warmer weather means there are so many more style options available for that perfect occasion outfit. For those talented crafter's; making your own outfit can be a real pleasure, meaning you have a unique piece to show off! Here at Calico Laine, we have a huge array of Dressmaking Fabrics and patterns available for you to look and feel great. Summer Prints - Dress… Read More
  • Dressmaking Fabrics for beginners

    If you're a beginner to sewing then you may feel a little over whelmed by all the different types Dressmaking Fabrics, patterns and haberdashery products. Obviously there are certain fabrics which are better suited for beginners and others your best avoiding at first. If you're just starting out then the first thing to do is decide what you want to make. Here at Calico Laine we stock Butterick, McCalls and Vogue patterns, all 3 brands have an easy section which are surprisingly varied so there definitely something for everyone. Once you've decided what you want … Read More
  • Making bunting using cotton Dress Fabrics

    In the past few years we have seen a resurgence in vintage style decor in people's homes. There have been programmes on TV showing you how to achieve this look and it has becoming popular. One of the standout items for the vintage look is bunting. Hanging bunting up across your wall instantly gives you a vintage look. Bunting is a quick soft furnishing item that can be made easily from cotton Dress Fabrics. Using Rose and Hubble Dress Fabrics for bunting When you create bunting, you would usually look to have a mixture of patterns and plain fabrics. Our range of R… Read More
  • Fabrics Online - LBD

    In the world of fashion what is in and what is out changes on what seems like a daily basis however, one item remains a fashion staple and that is the Little Black Dress. The LBD is a timeless piece dating back to the 1920s. Classic designers such as Coco Chanel and Jean Patou created a variety of versatile designs that have lasted the test of time and made them available to the most fashion conscious women from all walks of life - their classic designs were of the highest quality and stitched from the best quality Fabrics so ladies could be sure that they were s… 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 Fabrics - New trends from awards weekend!

    This weekend has been a big one for the fashion and entertainment industries with two of the biggest awards shows in the entertainment calendar taking place over the weekend. This bank holiday weekend saw stars of music and of the small screen taking to the red carpet for the MTV VMA Awards and the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards. As always, there were some show stopping performances including Beyonce's epic 20 minute performance but more importantly than that was the stunning examples of cutting edge fashion and Dress Fabrics that will no doubt be influencing our own … Read More

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