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Tag Archives: Dressmaking Fabric

  • Costume Making Supplies at Calico Laine

    After returning from a three week long vacation, I am itching to get started on my next sewing project and I have been looking at all of the new Dressmaking Fabrics that have come into stock here at Calico Laine while I have been gone. I am happy to see that some of my personal favourite fabrics are still available, and I know exactly what my next project is going to be! My Pokemon Go trainer's outfit. If you are from my generation and currently own some sort of smartphone, you have probably heard of (and maybe even downloaded) the new app, Pokemon Go. This augme… Read More
  • Dressmaking Fabric - Back to school

    It may only be the beginning of august but the school holidays are flying by and before we know it the start of a new school year will begin. The price of school uniforms has increased dramatically over the years with many parents opting to buy Dressmaking Fabrics to make their own or buy the fabric in bulk to pass on to a dressmaker. Here at Calico Laine we have an extensive collection of gingham fabric perfect for summer/autumn dresses and shirts. The gingham most commonly used for this purpose is the polycotton gingham. It is lightweight and breathable, a… Read More
  • Costume Dressmaking Fabrics at Calico Laine

    Last week saw the release of the new, long awaited Ghostbusters movie, and if you have ever spoken to me when visiting either of our two Calico Laine stores, you might have seen me walking around in my very own Ghostbusters jacket that I created using Dressmaking Fabrics and notions that I bought from our vast stock of items. I am a huge fan of the franchise and am looking forward to seeing the movie's take on spooks, spectres and ghosts haunting the city of New York - and in today's blog, I'll be talking about my jacket as well as another project that I have b… Read More
  • Dressmaking Fabrics for Costumes at Calico Laine

    If you have ever visited Calico Laine at our Neston branch, you might be aware that some of our staff are keen dressmakers - including me! I am always happy to help our customers who ask for a little bit of sewing advice, and one of my most favourite topics to talk about is costumes and fancy dress. I have talked about the hobby called 'cosplay' on our Calico Laine blog before, and in today's blog I'll be talking about another costume that I have made recently. In less than a month, I'll be jetting away to Florida and I am so excited to visit my home away from hom… Read More
  • Dressmaking Fabrics - Wimbledon 2016

    Following Britain's exit from the EU and England's crushing defeat at the hands of Iceland earlier this week, there is a distinct sense of disappointment and uncertainty around the country - however, there is good news on the horizon! One of the world's biggest sporting events has commenced right here in England. The Wimbledon Championship is the oldest and most prestigious tournament in the world and is renowned not only for great sporting triumph but for its strict dress code. The players themselves are permitted to wear only white whilst on court and spectators… Read More
  • Dressmaking Fabrics – Wimbledon 2016

    Following Britain's exit from the EU and England's crushing defeat at the hands of Iceland earlier this week, there is a distinct sense of disappointment and uncertainty around the country - however, there is good news on the horizon! One of the world's biggest sporting events has commenced right here in England. The Wimbledon Championship is the oldest and most prestigious tournament in the world and is renowned not only for great sporting triumph but for its strict dress code. The players themselves are permitted to wear only white whilst on court and spectators… Read More
  • Children's Dressmaking Fabrics at your local Fabric Store

    This week the Great British Sewing Bee is back on the television and we will definitely see an influx of customers in our Fabric Store as well as more orders online as customers try and recreate the makes on the show. In the beginning stages of the show, there always seems to be at least one contestant who makes an outfit for one of their children back home. On our social media, we often see people sharing creations that they have made for their children. People enjoying making clothing for their kids as it can make their child feel unique and it can be very rewa… Read More
  • Dressmaking Fabrics For All Weather

    Whether you are about to start creating your first ever garment or you are an experienced dressmaker who is commissioned to make a collection of evening gowns or bridesmaids dresses, we are sure to have at least one thing you will need and everything you want! Here at Calico Laine we are extremely passionate about selecting high quality and affordable Dressmaking Fabrics just for you which will suit all of your specifications. If you are new to sewing and are unsure about which fabrics are best for the project you are beginning, our friendly sales team are more th… Read More
  • Dressmaking Fabric for the Spring

    Thankfully we are finally seeing some sunshine and the coldness of winter is starting to leave us, for now. That means it is that time of year to be thinking about your spring wardrobe and what Dressmaking Fabric you should buy to create some outfits for the new season. It's time to pack away the big, thick jumpers in exchange for the dresses, blouses and skirts and here at Calico Laine we have some beautiful Fabrics which would be ideal for making your new apparel. Cotton Lawn Fabric : This Dressmaking Fabric is ideal for spring and even into the summer months … Read More
  • How To: Make an Apron

    If you are similar to me and like your belongings to be both unique and catered to your own individual taste, you might find that you make a lot of things for yourself using our fabric here at Calico Laine, from clothing to soft furnishings and other decorations around your home. I have sisters who are not into sewing, but one of them loves to bake and cook, and can always be found creating tasty dishes for the whole family to eat - and one of her favourite things to make is cupcakes. I have used some of our fabrics to make a few aprons for her - after all, baking… Read More

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