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Tag Archives: Dressmaking Fabric

  • Rihanna - Sheer Dressmaking Fabrics

    In the world of music and fashion this week, it seems that thanks to Rihanna, Sheer Dressmaking Fabrics are once again the subject on everybody's lips. The Barbadian pop superstar was presented with the Fashion Icon Award at the CFDA's by Vogue editor Anna Wintour and never one to shy away from an attention grabbing outfit, Rihanna most certainly left us speechless this time with a jaw dropping sheer outfit which left almost nothing to the imagination. Created by designer Adam Selman and embellished with over 230,000 hand-sewn Swarovski crystals, the controversial… Read More
  • Summer Dressmaking Fabrics at Calico Laine

    If you are looking forward to the British summertime weather (which we seem to have had very little of so far!), you might be wanting your sewing projects to start reflecting that - with the bright sunshine come light and breathable Dressmaking Fabrics, summer dresses and clothing to keep you cool in the warmth. As I am off to the USA in a few weeks for the majority of the summer, I have made myself some clothes in preparation; I know from past experience that nothing beats down on you quite like the Florida heat! In today's blog, I'll be covering some of the Dres… Read More
  • Satin Fabrics at Calico Laine

    One of the most popular types of Dressmaking Fabric that we sell here at Calico Laine is Satin – and with so many different kinds and colours to choose from, it’s hardly surprising. Satin Fabrics have always been regarded as lustrous and luxurious, and was the first choice Fabric for 14th century England royal courts. Today, they are still considered to be the same – Satin is always a popular choice for formal events and garments such as weddings, bridal and bridesmaid gowns and prom dresses. Its use is not just limited to Dressmaking either – it is also a… Read More
  • Wedding Fabrics at Calico Laine

    When it comes to picking the perfect Wedding Fabrics for your big day, every bride wants to look her best in an exquisite gown, as well as her bridesmaids. Instead of buying off-the-rack garments, it might be worth looking at having your gowns handmade – and what better place to look for Bridal Fabrics than our massive selection available both online and in-store? Our most popular choice in Wedding Fabrics is our Duchess Satin – this beautiful fabric looks stunning both on the roll and when made up, and is available in a whole host of colours, so whatever colo… Read More
  • New Fabrics at Calico Laine

    Here at Calico Laine, we are always adding new stock to our stores and website; in an effort to keep up with both fashion trends and the needs of our customers, we regularly update our stock with hundreds of new products. This includes lots of new Dressmaking Fabrics, and in today’s blog we’ll be talking about a few new ranges that have recently come in. Ripstop – Something we have been asked for time and time again by our customers, we now stock Ripstop Fabrics. Available in numerous colours and even some prints, these Fabrics are perfect for Dressmaking pr… Read More
  • Chiffon Dressmaking Fabric - Spring 2014

    Here at Calico Laine HQ, we pride ourselves on stocking one of the largest collections of Dressmaking Fabrics available on the market today. Season after season, there are certain Dressmaking Fabrics which we can always be sure will sell out soon after they hit our shelves. One of those fabrics is Chiffon. Many people make the mistake of associating Chiffon Dressmaking Fabric with weddings and think of it strictly as a bridal fabric when in fact, it is actually one of the most versatile Dressmaking Fabrics we sell. Chiffon is often seen on red carpets at major eve… Read More
  • My Favourite Fabrics at Calico Laine

    Shopping for clothes can sometimes be a hassle - a garment that fits one area of your body may not fit another, and while you might be one dress size in a certain shop, often you are a completely different one in another. If, like me, you struggle to find clothes that both fit you well and look good, you might be inclined to make your own clothing for yourself. This way, you are guaranteed to get the perfect fit for you, and the only limit to your creation is your imagination. In today's blog, I'll be talking about a few of my favourite Dressmaking Fabrics, and so… Read More
  • Dressmaking Fabrics at The Oscars!

    Marilyn Monroe stole the show in 1951 Last night saw the 86th Academy Awards take place in Los Angeles and whilst the winners of the most coveted awards of the year are basking in glory we turn our attention to more important matters such as, who was the best dressed on the red carpet? Traditionally, the Oscars are the night of the year when the biggest stars in the world pull out all of the stops and the event has delivered some of the most iconic movie star outfits of all time. Audrey Hepburn stole the show in 1953 in a stunning Givenchy gown made from a beauti… Read More
  • Sheer Dressmaking Fabrics

    Eastenders' star Jacqueline Jossa wore a stunning sheer gown to the NTA's earlier this week. This week saw the annual National Television Awards take place in London, a night when stars of soaps, dramas and reality shows get together to celebrate the very best in the last year of television. As always at an event such as this, there was a glittering array of outfits sashaying up the red carpet and the one thing we noticed is that the sheer dress trend that was massive in Hollywood last year, is still going strong with our homegrown stars. Sheer dressmaking fabric… Read More
  • Dressmaking Fabrics : Get the Golden Globe Look with Fabrics from Calico Laine

    Last night, the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards took place at the Beverley Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. Historically, The Golden Globes are a great night for British cinema and television, and this year was no different with British film '12 Years A Slave' bringing home the coveted Best Film award. Of course, we were all glued to our televisions and social media channels throughout the night to see who else would be triumphant and (more importantly!) who was the best dressed? Even before the last glass of champagne has been drained the Best Dressed lists are alre… Read More

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