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  • 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
  • Winter Dressmaking Fabrics at Calico Laine

    We are a week into November and the Christmas adverts are already on our televisions, the songs are playing in stores across the country and decorations are available to buy everywhere! Everyone is either starting to prepare or well on their way to being ready for the big day in December, and some of you might be thinking about clothing to keep you warm in the cold weather. In today's blog, I'll be talking about a few Dressmaking Fabrics  that we recommend to our customers for using in dressmaking projects over the chilly months. Double Knit Jersey - This fabric… Read More
  • Winter Dressmaking Fabrics at Calico Laine

    The cold weather is slowly descending, and now the clocks have finally gone back meaning the longer nights are here at last. If, like me, you’re someone who prefers to spend these darker evenings cosy in your home with your sewing machine, then you might be looking for some Dressmaking Fabrics that would be suitable for projects over the coming chilly months. In today’s blog, I’ll be talking about some of our most popular fabrics that are great to wear in the winter. Winter Fabrics - In this section of our website and store, we have a whole selection of beau… Read More
  • Dress Fabric - Tartan Trends

    This winter tartan fabric has made a huge comeback in every way. People are wearing garments, footwear and accessories all with a tartan design. This is a trend that comes and goes every year and never goes out of fashion with many high street stores and top end designers. Here at Calico Laine we always notice this Dress Fabric become a lot more popular at winter time because of its dark shades and design. Royal Stewart Tartan On the catwalks this season we have seen designers like Stella McCartney, Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton all debut designs in this Dress F… Read More
  • Chiffon Dressmaking Fabric

    Although it may seem a bit early to be thinking of Christmas since we haven't even had Halloween yet, there are only 9 weeks left till the big day and that means the holiday season will soon be upon us. Here at Calico Laine we have been discussing our christmas work night out and what outfits we might be wearing. Here we are spoilt for choice but I think I may go with my favourite, chiffon Dressmaking Fabric, to make my outfit. Chiffon, from the French word for cloth, is a lightweight Dressmaking Fabric that is woven to make a fine mesh which creates its see thro… Read More
  • Dressmaking Fabrics for Autumn/Winter

    As we bid a fond farewell to the long, balmy days of summer, our thoughts inevitably turn to our winter projects and Dressmaking Fabrics to keep both ourselves and our families warm through the colder months of winter. Although I do love my floaty summer dresses and sandals, winter dressmaking projects present the opportunity to experiment with a whole new selection of fabrics and designs to really put our skill as dressmakers to the test. For me, winter is all about exploring more structured silhouettes and super cute patterns and of course, there are many events… Read More
  • Buy Chiffon Fabrics at Calico Laine

    Some of our most popular fabrics here at Calico Laine are our chiffon fabrics. With many different types and colours available, it can be a little difficult to make the right choice for your own dressmaking project. In today’s blog, I’ll be talking a little about some of the varieties that we have in stock, in the hope that we can aid you when you come to Buy Chiffon from us. Our Cationic Chiffon comes in many different colours. Cationic Chiffon – The lightest type of chiffon that we stock, this beautiful material comes in a whole host of different colours,… Read More
  • Dress Fabric for your Halloween costumes

    It's that time of year again when the nights are drawing, the weather is getting cooler and the kids are back to school. This is the time of year when people start to think about Halloween and with it becoming a bigger occasion in the last few years, there will be a lot of people choosing Dress Fabric to make their own costumes rather than buying one. A popular fabric for Halloween is dress net. This comes in a large variety of colours in particular orange, violet and black for Halloween. At £1.25 per metre it is a cheap way to create a tutu style skirt for a fa… Read More
  • Frozen Costumes at Calico Laine

    Since Disney’s smash hit movie, Frozen, was released last year, we have been inundated with customers looking for Dressmaking Fabrics to make their own versions of the outfits that the two female leads, Queen Elsa and Princess Anna, wear in the film. As an avid costume-maker and Disney nerd myself, I have been all too happy to help these customers out! I have actually spent the past few months working on my own Frozen costumes, and I’ll be talking about the progress of each one in today’s blog. Using materials from Calico Laine, I have been making Elsa's fa… Read More

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