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Tag Archives: Dressmaking Fabric

  • New Dressmaking Material!

    The beautiful golden shades of this gorgeous Dress Material are perfect for crisp, autumn days. Here at Calico Laine HQ we have recently taken an order of limited edition peach skin micro fibre fabric. This beautiful Dressmaking Material is available in limited quality and features a variety of gorgeous colours and designs which are just perfect for the transition from summer to the more crisp weather of the autumn months. Peach skin micro fibre has always been one of our best selling fabrics, largely due to its beautiful drape and super soft finish which is what… Read More
  • Bridal Fabrics at Calico Laine

    Some of the most frequent customers we have are brides-to-be, visiting us in search of the perfect Bridal Fabrics to make or have made into their dream gowns and bridesmaid dresses for their big day. We are always happy to help any customer with their fabric choices, especially when it is for a special occasion - after all, most people only get married once! In today's blog, we'll be talking about some of our Bridal Fabrics that we recommend to our customers, in the hope that we'll also aid you in making the right choice for your own gown. Duchess Satin - One of … Read More
  • Dress Fabric - Work wear

    This autumns work wear is a large part of the fashion scene. A suit does not have to be just for in the office, a casual tailored look is all the rage. So why not get creative with Dress Fabrics to create your own individual tailored style. Singer, Mary J Blige wears a tartan pencil skirt. A pencil skirt is the perfect addition to any wardrobe. They never go out of fashion which means once you have one you can wear it multiple times for a variety of different occasions! A pencil skirt worked with a classic shirt will be perfect for any pending interview or just … Read More
  • Dressmaking Fabric - Winter Fabric

    As the cold weather has started to arrive, we are reminded that winter is fast approaching. The christmas posts on facebook and the christmas adverts appearing on the television are also a helpful reminder. So why not be proactive and start getting ready to wrap up and be snug as a bug this winter with our Dressmaking Fabric by making yourself a new dress, skirt or trousers. Or why not make multiple of all?! Here at calico laine we have some really fashionable winter Dressmaking Fabric to keep you stylish and warm this year. Winter fabric print 1 is a lovely grey… Read More
  • My Favourite Dress Fabrics at Calico Laine

    When I’m not working, I can usually be found doing something creative – it’s generally sewing! Having a number of friends who also sew is a great motivator, as well, and over the past few years we have become a sort of sewing bee. We all like to help out on each other’s projects, which can come in handy, and while constructing new garments, we love to have discussions about all things sewing – from Dress Fabrics to techniques to haberdashery items, we are always happy to share our knowledge with each other. In today’s blog, I’ll be talking about some… Read More
  • Dressmaking Fabrics: Tartans

    Following the Commonwealth Games and the Scottish Independence Referendum, Scotland is more prominent in people's minds than ever. One of the most famous things to come out of Scotland is the tartan pattern. This patterned Dressmaking Fabric is becoming increasingly popular for making many fashionable clothing items- not just kilts! Emma Stone and Dakota Fanning are fans of the tartan shirt. These can be worn as a smart shirt or as a casual cover-up. We carry sell a similar tartan fabric to Dakota Fanning's shirt for £5.99 per metre. Pink Tartan Fabric Tartan tr… Read More
  • Printed Satins and Chiffons for Kimono Cover Ups

    This year, we seem to have been fairly lucky with the weather and have had a few weeks of hot and sunny weather. Now is the time that people usually go on holiday but even if you aren't going away you can still get out your summer clothes and Dressmaking Fabrics to make the most of the heatwave we are enjoying. This summer's must have item for the warm weather is the kimono style cover up. It is taking over from the kaftan that is the usual go to for people in the summer months and is popular amongst celebrities and in the high street shops. A kimono cover up is a… Read More
  • Dressmaking Fabric for Maternity Wear

    Today's tabloids and celebrity websites are buzzing with the news that heartthrob Ryan Gosling and hollywood sweetheart Eva Mendes are expecting their first child after 3 years of dating. So far we haven't seen any pictures of the mum-to-be with a baby bump as she has been denying rumours up until now but there is no doubt that she will be sporting all the best designer maternity clothes that are on the market. For most women, designer maternity wear is not a choice as it is far too expensive but if you have the right Dressmaking Fabrics and a little sewing know h… Read More
  • Dressmaking Fabrics - Wimbledon 2014

    Whilst many of Britain's sports fans are waking up this morning full of disappointment following England's World Cup defeat against Uruguay last night, the good news is that on Monday one of the world's biggest sporting events is due to commence right here in England. The Wimbledon Championship is the oldest and the most prestigious tournament in the world of tennis and is renowned for it's strict dress code; players are permitted to wear only white whilst on court. In 2013, Roger Federer was banned from wearing his orange soled shoes as they were judged to have b… Read More
  • Vintage Style Dressmaking Fabrics

    At the weekend I ventured out in the pouring down rain over to Liverpool and St George's Hall. The hall was holding a vintage fashion and textile fair with around 90 stalls. Most of the stalls were selling vintage clothing however one stall was selling vintage inspired fashion made from modern fabrics in a vintage style. There are a number of different Dressmaking Fabrics at Calico Laine which would be perfect for creating a vintage look outfit. Our Cotton Spandex Plains are ideal for a 1940's style pencil skirt. Cotton Spandex : These cotton fabrics, which have … Read More

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