Dressmaking Fabric

  1. Fabrics : The Classic LBD

    The first 'LBD' by Coco Chanel showcased in American Vogue, October 1926. From playful party dresses to elegant evening gowns, every girl needs at least one Little Black Dress in her wardrobe. The classic, timeless elegance of the LBD dates back to the 1920's and is attributed to designers such as Coco Chanel and Jean Patou who aimed to...
  2. Fabrics for Smart Wear at Calico Laine

    Sometimes, our customers visit us in store or search our website for fabrics that are suitable for smart business wear, and are often not entirely sure what we offer that would be a good choice. In today's blog, we'll be suggesting a number of different fabrics that would be great for this purpose, which will hopefully aid you in making...
  3. Dressmaking Fabrics for Retro Fashion : The Eighties

    The Eighties are a time that most of us will be old enough to remember fondly and were a time of great social and economic change, remembered by many as a simpler and happier time, The Eighties were defined by its outrageous fashion, cheesy pop music and rapid changes in technology. The Eighties brought us the first mobile phones, much...
  4. Dressmaking for your Christmas Party

    Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year and is the ideal time for exploring your creative side. With the party season fast approaching, now is the perfect time to start thinking about your outfits. Forget about traipsing around the busy high street trying on a variety of uninspiring outfits which will make you blend into the crowd, and...
  5. New Products at Calico Laine

    Recently at Calico Laine we have been undergoing some major changes and as such we have new and beautiful products. In my short blog entry today I'm going to try and cover some of these: Fleece - a stunning new range of colours have just arrived here at Calico Laine. These are all 150cm wide and will be online in...
  6. Using Bi-Stretch in Dressmaking

    When it comes to selecting the right Fabrics for what you require, here at Calico Laine we now stock a  wide range of Dressmaking Fabrics to suit all of your  needs. The Bi-Stretch fabric that we stock is a medium weight Dressmaking fabric with a 4-way give. This material can be described as having ‘give’ more than being a very stretchy material...
  7. Using Microfibre in Dressmaking!

    Here at Calico Laine we now have a huge choice of Dressmaking Fabrics available, so it can be a difficult decision as to what is the right Dressmaking Fabrics for your needs. One of our most popular Dressmaking Fabrics is Microfibre, as it is soft and luxurious, and provides a beautiful drape when made into garments. Microfibre is known for its silky ‘peachskin’...
  8. Checked Fabric

    Here at Fabric-world we have some beautiful Checked Fabric and now the weather is colder, it is the perfect time to bring these prints out. Our Brushed Cotton is stunning quality and super soft to the touch. It is made from 100 % cotton and can be made into shirts, tops, skirts and many other dressmaking ideas. One of my...

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