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Tag Archives: Dressmaking Fabric

  • 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
  • How To: Make an Elasticated Skirt

    The weather seems to finally be getting better here where Calico Laine is located in the North West of England, thank goodness! I just can't wait for it to be sunny and warm, and I am counting down the days until the summer vacation that I have booked with my family and best friend later this year. In preparation for the incoming warm weather, I have been sewing myself some new clothes to wear, and one of the easier projects I have taken on is a skirt with an elastic waistband. In today's blog, I'll be walking you through how to make one of your very own! There is… Read More
  • Dressmaking Fabrics

    As the new year began I started a fantastic dressmaking course which finished just last week. It was great. It taught me so many different things that you don't really consider if you have never done any type of sewing projects before or if you are a beginner. The key thing within dressmaking, with whatever garment you decide to make is which Dressmaking Fabric to choose - which, lets face it doesn't seem like a hard decision but really, really is! Most patterns have a small section on the back of the packet which give some suggestions on some fabrics that will ma… Read More
  • How To: Make A Cushion

    If you are looking for an easy sewing project to do - perhaps you want to use up some extra fabric or are looking for something simple to teach sewing to a novice with - then one of my personal recommendations to our customers here at Calico Laine is to try your hand at making your very own cushion. This is actually how I learned to sew as a teenager at school, and I have made many cushions since then to decorate around my home using fabric from our store, as we have plenty of variety in our fabric to suit every room in the house. In today's blog, I'll be walking … Read More
  • Your One Stop Fabric Store - Calico Laine

    Even with so many sewing enthusiasts across the United Kingdom and even worldwide, a great Fabric Store seems to be difficult to find for a lot of our customers who contact us in the hope that we can help supply them with what they are after. If you are not in a major city like London, for example, then Fabric Stores can be few and far between if you are looking for one within driving distance of your home. So what can you do? Fear not! Here at Calico Laine, we can understand the struggle to find that perfect fabric for your sewing project. Fortunately, we are he… Read More
  • Chiffon Fabrics at Calico Laine

    Chiffon Fabrics are a dressmaking fabric that are popular all year round for use in all kinds of occasion wear, such as posh garments for evening do's, formal wear and bridal wear. Usually seen as quite a feminine fabric, it is also often used for ladies' blouses and shirts, delicate scarves and even intimate garments such as lingerie. At Calico Laine, we stock an absolutely huge range of Chiffon Fabrics with all kinds of colours, widths and weights available. With so many kinds to choose from, there is guaranteed to be something to suit your personal tastes and… Read More
  • Dressmaking Fabrics

    In recent years dressmaking as a past time has become popular once more. Many of our customers have decided to take it up as a hobby for the first time, as a way of staying in fashion without having to pay some of the extortionate prices you now see around not only the designer shops, but the high street as well! Here at Calico Laine we have compiled a huge variety of Dressmaking Fabrics aimed at making on trend, fashion items including our in demand faux suede fabric. This fabric is available in a wide variety of colour choices and in two different weights, medi… Read More
  • My Favourite Dressmaking Fabrics

    As a sewing and dressmaking enthusiast, rarely a day goes by where I don't go home from work with a small haul of Dressmaking Fabrics just waiting to be turned into something new to wear. Whenever our new stock arrives here at our warehouse, I can always be found poring over the brand new rolls of fabric and trying to decide which ones I like the best, while simultaneously debating what I could make from each and every one! If, however, you are unable to visit our stores in person, we also offer the option to purchase our Dressmaking Fabrics online from our websit… Read More
  • Smart Dressmaking Fabrics

    If you are planning to make smart dress wear whether it is for work or a formal event we have many options Dressmaking Fabrics available here at Calico Laine. Depending on what sort of look you are going for, we shall try to help make your decision! A beautiful rich fabric is our range of Crepe. Crepe is a classic looking fabrics which is perfect for trousers, skirts, suits and many other ideas. We have recently added a choice of new colours too, which are lovely and vibrant! The great thing about Crepe is that it has a stunning textured look to it and will crea… Read More

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