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Tag Archives: Dressmaking Fabric

  • 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
  • Dressmaking Fabrics - Awards Season

    This week, the monotony of January was broken up and sprinkled with a little bit of glamour with the National TV Awards taking place on Wednesday night at London's 02. The first event this awards season saw the best loved stars of the small screen dressed to impress and setting the standard as we approach the Oscars next month. Watching the red carpet is the perfect opportunity for a sneak preview of what is up an coming in the world of fashion and Dressmaking Fabrics; where celebrities lead, the high street will inevitably follow. One celebrity who set tongues w… Read More
  • Dressmaking Fabrics - Children's clothes

    Here at Calico Laine we often find customers making items for their children and we regularly see people posting creations on our Facebook page that they have created using our Dressmaking Fabrics. It can be rewarding to see your child in something you have made and it also ensures that they are wearing something unique which is always a bonus as you don't want them to be wearing the same outfit to a party or nursery that several other children are wearing. Here at Calico Laine we stock a range of Dressmaking Fabrics which can be used to create outfits for the lit… Read More

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