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Tag Archives: Dressmaking Fabric

  • New Dressmaking Fabrics

    The last few weeks have been very busy at calico laine especially for the web team getting all the brand new Dressmaking Fabrics uploaded onto our website. We have seen a wide range of lovely fabrics come in with us that are all perfect for creating stunning garments and other sewing creations for this season. Navy Sparkle Corded Lace Fabric When new Dressmaking Fabrics arrive on our delivery the process for the web team begins. Firstly the fabrics are unpacked and checked that they have all arrived in great condition then a member of the web team begins the phot… Read More
  • Winter Fabrics At Calico Laine

    I'm sure I'm in the minority but I just love this time of year. I love the cosy dark nights, the autumnal trees turning and the impending thought of Christmas. The kids have returned to school and our routines are finally back to normal which means its an ideal time to dig out our sewing machines and revamp our winter wardrobes. I think the autumn/winter fashions in recent years have been very drab and predictable but this year the Winter Fabrics on the catwalk are far more exciting than usual and I can't wait to get started. This season is set to see an abundan… Read More
  • On trend metallic Dress Fabrics

    Next week is a time that a lot of Mums will be looking forward to, the start of school! For many it has been a long six weeks and they will be glad of a few hours to themselves during the day while the little ones are back at school. It always seems that once the kids go back to school that the weeks go by so fast and before we know it, it will be Christmas. So as crazy as it seems, if you like to sew and like to make your own clothes, now is the time to be thinking of what Dress Fabrics you might use for making those festive party outfits. Recently at Cali… Read More
  • Cationic Chiffon for Summer

    Lightweight Fabrics are perfect for the summer months due to their lighter feel on the skin and the coolness they provide when made up into garments. The most popular lightweight fabric we stock has to be chiffon as everyone knows it as the most lightest and sheer material available. We have a variety of different chiffons including extra wide chiffon, crepe chiffon, economy chiffon and many more various styles. One of our most popular chiffon fabrics is our Cationic Chiffon range due to the colour selection and the silk like feel it has. Rose Cationic Chiffon Fa… Read More
  • Chiffon Dress Fabric

    Chiffon Dress Fabric is a very popular material for creating a range of different garments especially at this time of year. Due to the temperatures and the light weight of the Chiffon Fabric it is the perfect choice for summer clothing items and overlaying over materials giving garments such as skirts and dresses a more flowing drape. Here at calico laine we sell a variety of different Chiffon materials including cationic chiffon, extra wide chiffon, crepe chiffon and printed chiffon that are all excellent quality and can be made up into stunning fashionable piece… Read More
  • Lace Dressmaking Fabrics

    Lace Fabric is the perfect material for those hot summer months as it is ideal for adding an additional layer of lightweight fabric onto other lighter materials still keeping a comfortable feel and not too much of a heavy weight on the skin when made up into garments. Lace Fabric can also be useful for creating beautiful stylish kimono jackets or skirts for your summer holidays which is what it has recently become most popular for with the younger age range to fit in with the fashion sense over in marbella and ibiza. The trend at the moment for the younger generat… Read More
  • Summer Life Saver: The Maxi Dress

    The sun is shining all over the country, at last British summer time is cracking the flags, which means it's time to get those fabulous summer dresses out. When the weather is like this there's nothing I love more than a long walk in West Kirby or a lounge on New Brighton beach. We're so blessed on the Wirral to be surrounded by such beautiful seaside towns it's important to make the most of it and that's why I want to share a cheeky life hack to get you from daytime casual to evening out without even having to change! I give you - The maxi dress. These … Read More
  • Dressmaking Fabrics - Choosing the right dress lining

    When selecting your Dressmaking Fabric you may also want to consider colour matching to a dress lining. Linings are used to line a variety of sewn items such as clothing, hats, bags and many more. They give a strong finish to the inside of a garment while concealing interlinings, raw edges and padding.  Linings extend the life of a garment and add warmth - especially in the cold winter months! Lining a garment adds a smoother finish when clothing is being worn, helps to shape it and prevents the garment from stretching - any garment will hang much better… Read More
  • Dressmaking Fabric - Beginners Guide

    If you're new to the world of Dressmaking it can be a bit of a daunting task choosing the right dressmaking fabric for your project. Here are a few tips to guide you through the maze to your perfect dress. Beginners guide to Dressmaking Fabric The Dressmaking Fabrics you'll be looking at will either be woven or knitted, and range from fabrics made from animal fibres like wool/silk, plant fibres such as cotton/linen or man-made fibres like nylon. You'll find that knitted fabrics are far more stretchy than woven ones. Here is a brief list to help you decide … Read More
  • How to give your Dressmaking a more accurate finish

    It is great to create your own clothes through Dressmaking but unfortunately sometimes, if you aren't careful, your garments can look a little 'homemade' rather than having a more professional finish. By taking a little bit of time at the end stages of your sewing project you can accomplish more accuracy which will give your garment a more polished look. The first stage of achieving accurate Dressmaking is getting a neat finish when you are cutting out your fabric. Although, here at Calico Laine, we use fiskars Dressmaking scissors to cut our fabric, when you… Read More

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