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Tag Archives: Dressmaking Fabric

  • 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 create long lasting and versatile designs which were available to a wide market of women, crafted from good quality, affordable fabrics.  The Little Black Dress was simple, elegant and more importantly accessible to women of all … Read More
  • 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 the right purchase for yourself. Bi-Stretch - This fabric is named for the fact that it has a slight stretch on its bias, and it is perfect to use for office wear as it barely creases at all and therefore needs very little ironing.… Read More
  • 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 larger than the sleek smart phones we have become accustomed to today, and computers that were almost the size of your living room. Many years before The X Factor was even a twinkle in Simon Cowell's eye, our Saturday nights were sp… Read More
  • 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 have a look through our wonderful range of Dressmaking Fabrics and dress patterns ideal for dressmakers of all abilities. With our extensive range of fabrics and haberdashery you do not need to run the risk of wearing the… Read More
  • 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 the next week! Double Sided Fleece - another excellent quality fabric, these only arrived within the last week or so but are already proving very popular in store. These are perfect for making into reversible jackets or coats. 4mm Cords - cords have alwa… Read More
  • 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, and is a popular choice of cloth due to its comfort and stylish look when created into garments. There are many garments that can be made out of Bi-stretch Dressmaking Fabric, and here are just a few of them: Tr… Read More
  • 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’ feel, and is now becoming a popular choice of Dressmaking Fabric for contemporary weddings as opposed to using the traditional Dressmaking Fabrics such as Satins. Microfibre can also be layerd well … Read More
  • 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 personal favourites is the Arnewood Brushed Cotton which uses luxurious greens and purples with a lovely tartan check.  All of our Brushed Cottons are 150 cm wide. These beautiful brushed cottons will not only keep you warm but stylish as well. … Read More

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