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Tag Archives: Dressmaking Fabric

  • Dress Fabric - Linen

    Over the weekend we had some glorious sunshine and thankfully this is meant to continue through the rest of the week which gives me hope that we are going to have a nice spring and summer. People are finally getting the opportunity to put away their winter wardrobe and make some clothes for the warmer weather. A Dress Fabric that is great for the warmer weather is linen and here at Calico Laine we have a great selection of linen to choose from with lots of different colours. Linen is a Dress Fabric that is known for its coolness and freshness in hot weather and du… Read More
  • Dressmaking Fabric - Mother of the Bride

    Now that we are officially in british summer time, wedding season is also upon us. When it comes to weddings we get asked a lot about Dressmaking Fabric for bridesmaids and brides but a lady that should never be forgotten is the mother of the bride and we have a number of dress fabrics in stock that would be ideal for making a stunning mother of the bride outfit. Mother of the Bride Fabric We have just added some new Dressmaking Fabric to our cotton print section which would be perfect for making an outfit whether it be a dress, skirt and top or jacket for a moth… Read More
  • Lining Dress Fabric

    Choosing a Dress Fabric for your garment is very important as you want to pick a fabric that will work well with your pattern to give the right aesthetic and fit. With many patterns it may be suggested that you need a lining for your garment and although the outer fabric of your garment is arguably the most important it is paramount that the correct dress lining is chosen to make your item sit right. Lining is a Dress Fabric usually used for skirts, dresses, coats and jackets. It provides a protective layer between the outer fabric and undergarments adding wa… Read More
  • Buy Fabrics Online at Calico Laine

    Now that the Great British Sewing Bee is in full swing, we have seen many new and regular customers visiting our stores, full of inspiration and itching to start a new sewing project. For those of you who do not have the option of visiting our two stores, why not consider the option to Buy Fabrics Online at our Calico Laine website? Everything that we sell online is something available in our stores, and if you are looking for something in particular but struggling to find it, there is also the option to give our friendly sales team a call and ask for their help.… Read More
  • Dress Fabrics For Spring

    Well it's getting to that time of year again, the nights are slowly getting lighter and spring is in the air. The thought of summer fills me with delight, I can't wait to get started on some summer sewing projects. Having just booked my family summer holiday I can't wait to get started and as always choosing my Dress Fabric is my favourite part. Here at Calico Laine we stock Butterick, McCall and Vogue patterns, all of which have a fabulous selection regardless of your ability. Personally I like nice simple patterns which I can make in one evening. Perhaps I'm a l… Read More
  • Dressmaking Fabrics for Weddings at Calico Laine

    As the days grow a little longer after the winter, we are seeing our first customers who are seeking out the perfect Dressmaking Fabrics for their wedding day coming to visit us in store. Here at Calico Laine, we stock plenty of items that would be a great choice for such an occasion, and in today's blog we'll be talking about a few of our suggestions that are always popular among brides-to-be and their army of helpers! Duchess Satin – These gorgeous Dressmaking Fabrics are definitely our top choice for bridal gowns and bridesmaid dresses, and they are custom… Read More
  • Dress Fabrics for Summer at Calico Laine

    Lately in my free time, I have been creating garments for myself to wear in the summertime this year. I have been spoiled for choice with the Dress Fabrics here at Calico Laine - so much so that I spent quite a lot of time debating which ones I would like to use for each project I had planned. We have Dress Fabrics suitable for all kinds of weather and all seasons, and in today's blog I'll be talking about a few of the choices I have made for my projects. Cotton Plains and Prints - With so many colours and patterns to choose from, you are bound to find something… Read More
  • Dress Fabrics for Valentines

    Now it's approaching valentines day this weekend its all about the colour red and deep pink tones when it comes to women's outfits. If you are still undecided on what to wear for your date and want something new and unique why not create your own outfit with our Dress Fabrics here at calico laine. Rich Red Crepe Fabric We have a large variety of stunning Dress Fabrics in eye-catching valentine shades that will be perfect for making your outfit one to remember. If you are wanting a formal elegant look, crepe is the perfect material to create beautiful dresses and … Read More
  • Dressmaking Fabric - Gingham for Spring

    Even though we still feel like we are in the depths of winter with the cold chill in the air and people suffering from the flu, it will soon be Spring and people will be thinking of freshening up their homes and wardrobe. One Dressmaking Fabric which is ideal for this season is gingham. It is a traditional fabric which is easily recognisable and popular for a spring look. Gingham is a simple, woven fabric traditionally made from cotton, polycotton or linen. It is usually a light weight to medium weight Dressmaking Fabric and the size of the checks/pattern on the… Read More
  • Summer Dress Fabrics at Calico Laine

    To take my mind off the dreary and cold weather we have been having recently, I have been planning out projects that I would like to make for the summertime later this year. At Calico Laine, we have plenty of Dress Fabrics suitable for all kinds of weather and all seasons, and in today's blog I'll be talking about a few of the choices I have included in my plans. Jardin Summer Prints - These Dress Fabrics have all kinds of bold and beautiful prints and are a fantastic choice for garments that you will be wearing to any summer parties you might have coming up. My p… Read More

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