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Tag Archives: Dressmaking Fabric

  • Dress Fabrics - New Year Projects

    For me, January is the coldest and most depressing month of the year, the days are short and the excitement of Christmas feels like a distant memory. I think this is why January is travel agents busiest month, people need something to look forward to and nothing beats the thought of a sunny summer holiday. A holiday can mean only one thing, a nice new summer wardrobe. The cold dark January evenings are a great time to get started and Calico Laine is my first port of call for Dress Fabrics.  We carry a variety of patterns including Butterick, Vogue and McCalls, al… Read More
  • Christmas & Dressmaking two of my favourite things

    The festive season is definitely my favourite time of year; I love all the decorations and nice things in the shop, the air of excitement and all the over-indulgent food. My very favourite part of Christmas is simply having a few days off work and enjoying precious time with my family and having some ‘me time’. When I say ‘me time’, I obviously mean time to sew! Every Christmas Eve, I take myself to Calico Laine and treat myself to a big bag of Dressmaking Fabric and several new patterns, then I go home and spread out admiring my new purchases while decidi… Read More
  • Buy Fabrics at Calico Laine

    Even though Christmas has not yet left us for this year, your mind may be wandering towards your sewing projects of 2015 - with the New Year comes spring cleaning for a lot of people, and I am hoping to redecorate my bedroom using my favourite colours and fabrics to achieve the style that I envision. If you are thinking of redecorating in the early months of 2015, why not Buy Fabrics both in store and online at Calico Laine? Recently we have had a new range of cotton prints added to our stock, including florals, children's designs and a whole lot more. Children … Read More
  • Winter Dressmaking Fabrics at Calico Laine

    Christmas is nearly upon us! With less than a week to go, hopefully you have sorted all of your gift and food shopping. The tree is now lit up and dressed up with all of your best decorations - and speaking of dressed up, have you planned your outfit for the big day? If, like me, you're still puzzling on what to wear, why not consider picking up some Dressmaking Fabrics here at Calico Laine and making your own unique holiday outfit? In today's blog, I'll be talking about a few of my personal recommendations for a classy garment perfect to wear on Christmas Day. Do… Read More
  • Buy Fabrics Online - Colour of the Year

    Mila Kunis in a beautiful marsala tulle gown back in 2009. As the year draws to a close we start to reflect on the high points and low points of the previous twelve months, with fashion fans debating the best and worst dressed celebs of the year. One of our most anticipated reviews of the year is always the announcement of the Pantone Colour of the Year. Following two days debate by representatives from the colour standards groups of various nations, the colour of the year for 2014 has been announced as marsala. The announcement is an important one for anybody wh… Read More
  • My Favourite Dressmaking Fabrics at Calico Laine

    Being a total sewaholic, I have been asked what I would like for Christmas this year by family members - and my answer is fabric! I love to spend my spare time making clothing and costumes for myself and friends, and there are a few Dressmaking Fabrics that I choose to use over and over again in my sewing projects. In today's blog I'll be talking about a few of them, in the hope that I might aid you in making the right choice when making your own garments to wear. Double Knit Jersey - This beautiful fabric is a heavyweight jersey that is wonderful to use and is o… Read More
  • Keep Warm with Our Dress Fabrics

    Now the cold weather has hit us dramatically everyone wants to be as warm as they can be especially on their christmas nights out and other events they have coming up over the holidays. Here at Calico Laine we have a variety of warm winter Dress Fabrics perfect for creating garments to keep warm but still staying elegant and feminine. Deep Grey Melton One Dress Fabric that is extremely popular in this cold period is our melton fabric. Melton is a light woven woollen cloth fabric with short dense pile. This fabric is very thick and has a lovely wool texture and fe… Read More
  • Winter Dress Fabrics at Calico Laine

    Now that we are within a month of Christmas, you might have finished your Christmas shopping and preparations and are now after a dressmaking project to focus on while you wait for the big day to arrive. I love to spend my free time sewing anything and everything, and I have been looking into Dress Fabrics to use for clothing suitable to wear over the winter months. In today's blog, I'll be talking about a few of my own recommendations that are great for use over the winter months, bound to keep you cosy and warm in the cold weather. Double Knit Jersey - This b… Read More
  • Winter Dress Fabrics at Calico Laine

    With just over a month to go until Christmas, your mind might not be focused on your dressmaking projects - but if you're anything like me, you'll find that sometimes getting stuck into your crafty hobbies can be a relief from the stress that the big day can cause! In today's blog, I'll be talking about some Dress Fabrics that are great for use over the winter months, bound to keep you cosy and warm in the cold weather. Double Knit Jersey - A popular choice amongst our customers all year round (as well as a personal favourite of my own), this heavyweight jersey is… Read More
  • New Dressmaking Fabric

    Here at Calico Laine we stock a huge range of Dressmaking Fabrics which can be used for a multitude of projects. In the last week we have added some new Dressmaking Fabric to our satin and crepe ranges which could be used for making outfits for the Christmas party or even for a special outfit for Christmas Day. Stretch Satin: This Dressmaking Fabric is ideal for making a comfortable yet elegant evening dress. Stretch satin is similar to duchess satin in weight however it has 3% lycra in its fibre content which gives it a small amount of stretch providing the weare… Read More

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