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  • 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
  • Christmas Dressmaking Fabrics

    The presents are almost wrapped, the fairy lights are twinkling..it's official..Christmas is almost here! Christmas Day is not complete without a glamorous outfit to feel fabulous in. Here at Calico Laine we have a huge range of patterns and dressmaking fabrics to suit every sewing ability and style. From a simple skirt, through to a glitzy dress we can help you bring your ideas to life. Everybody deserves to feel extra special at Christmas! Our extensive range of dressmaking fabrics is always changing with the trends and seasons. We love bringing you new colours … 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
  • Tartan Fabrics for Burns Night

    Tartan fabrics have been around for hundreds of years and are the ultimate timeless fashion fabric. Traditional tartan plaids have a strong association with Scottish culture and are particularly popular this time of year of Burns night is fast approaching. Burns night is a Scottish commemoration which celebrates the life and work of poet Robert Burns. Although Burns night is a Scottish celebration, people right across the globe appreciate the occasion and fashion their best tartans in honour of the poet. History of Tartan Fabrics Traditionally tartan was made of p… Read More
  • Popular Dressmaking Fabrics at Calico Laine

    When seasons change different Dressmaking Fabrics become more popular with our customers. A garment for a specific time of year will mean you need to focus on weight and thickness of materials. This is why different Dress Fabrics are popular in different seasons. At this time of year people are still thinking about keeping warm and comfortable in fashionable pieces of clothing. Corduroy Dressmaking Fabric Corduroy Fabric is a popular material due to its quality and weight which is perfect for this time of year. This Dress Fabric is particularly popular due to its … Read More
  • Dressmaking Fabric for New Year's Eve

    In the last few weeks, many of our customers and ourselves have been enjoying Christmas nights out. It is the time of year when everyone likes to dress up and wear something special; many choosing to wear something with a bit of sparkle. When customers make their own outfits for the party season, they tend to buy Dressmaking Fabric in advance. This gives them time to make their garment without panicking and rushing; allowing them to make a quality item. Dressmaking Fabric for New Year's celebrations It is not only Christmas parties where people like to use Dressm… Read More
  • Winter Dressmaking Fabrics - Calico Laine

    Dressmaking Fabrics our the most popular range of materials bought by our customers. We have found this to be the case because everybody wants their own unique clothing. Many people tend to create their own fashion inspired clothing pieces to save them cost and decision making as they are able to choose exactly what colour and design they want without shopping around for hours trying to choose an outfit that might not be perfect for them. We have a large range of beautiful Dress Fabrics here at Calico Laine that makes it possible for you to create high fashion it… Read More
  • Cost effective Dress Fabrics at Calico Laine

    Here at Calico Laine we are aware that the cost of dressmaking can add up if you have a few different projects on the go at once and many of our customers may be working with a strict budget if they are buying for a business or a school. With this in mind, we aim to offer a range of fabrics at different prices points for all our customers but our focus is good quality Dress Fabrics at affordable prices. Dress Fabrics at affordable prices One thing that you do not want to do when you are working with a strict budget is compromise on the quality and finish of your … Read More
  • Faux suede Dressmaking Fabrics for Autumn

    It is that time of year when we are all putting our summer clothes away in the wardrobe and getting out the jumpers and trousers. Sometimes it feels like it's not long since we last had them out with our British weather! Autumn time is time for wearing chunky knits, lots of layers and textures and we have the prefect Dressmaking Fabric to go with the season, faux suede! Faux suede is a great Dressmaking Fabric for autumn as it can be used to create a bit of texture and interest in your outfit. It is a much less expensive alternative to a genuine suede and on firs… Read More

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