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  • New Fabrics Online at Calico Laine

    With many people struggling to find dressmaking fabrics in their local area we know how important it is for people to buy Fabrics Online. We do our best to bring high quality fabrics to our customers at competitive prices. We have a number of ranges which we stock all year round however we are always adding to this. Occasionally we stock one of rolls of fabric or we add a whole range. This keeps our Fabrics Online interesting for new and old customers. Buy Furnishing Fabric Online for your home Most of the Fabrics Online that we sell are dressmaking fabrics and ca… Read More
  • Faux suede Dressmaking Fabrics for Autumn

    It is that time of year when we are all putting our summer clothes away in the wardrobe and getting out the jumpers and trousers. Sometimes it feels like it's not long since we last had them out with our British weather! Autumn time is time for wearing chunky knits, lots of layers and textures and we have the prefect Dressmaking Fabric to go with the season, faux suede! Faux suede is a great Dressmaking Fabric for autumn as it can be used to create a bit of texture and interest in your outfit. It is a much less expensive alternative to a genuine suede and on firs… 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
  • How to avoid Dressmaking disasters

    So the sun is shining, the weather is starting to improve and you're feeling inspired to do a bit of Dressmaking to brighten up your summer wardrobe. The only problem is you have about a dozen half finished projects in your cupboard that you really must complete before starting something new. Am I right? Don't worry, you're not alone, we're all guilty of it because a particular garment has proven to be an unflattering fit or too short or imperfect for some other reason. The item then gets banished to back of the cupboard in the hope that one day we'll muster up th… Read More
  • Dressmaking Fabrics for Children's clothes

    I'm at that stage in life when everybody around me seems to be having babies or already have children and I have noticed that with a lot of people, their time and money all tends to be spent on the children as they are the most important thing in their life. One of the fun things to spend your money on when you have children, especially girls, is cute outfits for them to wear. If you are creatively minded then you may like to try a little bit of Dressmaking and hand make some clothes for your little ones. This can be a cost effective way of dressing your child … Read More
  • Dressmaking fabrics for decorating a wedding

    Over the Christmas holiday and New Year, many loved up couples will have got engaged as this is one of the most popular times of the year to propose to someone. It may be a little early to be preparing for the big day however some brides to be are so excited they want to start planning things straight away. Here at Calico Laine we have a selection of wedding accessories for your wedding day as well as many Dressmaking Fabrics which can be used for a number of different things on your big day and not just for bridal gowns and bridesmaid dresses. If you are plann… Read More
  • Dressmaking Fabrics for Winter Weddings

    Over recent years we have been witnessing a significant increase in the number of brides turning away from a traditional spring/summer wedding to instead celebrate their nuptials with a winter wonderland spectacular and as a result we have enquiries regarding our Dressmaking Fabrics for weddings have picked up apace. Of course traditional summer weddings are always stunning however there is something particularly magical about a winter wedding. With a winter celebration you can take advantage of extra special features such as log fires, twinkling fairy lights and … Read More
  • Dressmaking Fabrics - Pantone Pink

    For many designers and dressmakers, the announcement of the Pantone Colour of the Year is perhaps one of the most anticipated and important events of the year. Designers will base their collections around the Pantone choice as it is a huge indicator of which shades will be prevalent on the catwalk and in turn, in high street stores. Of course, Dressmaking Fabric suppliers like ourselves Pantone's chosen colour is also particularly important as it signals which shades of fabric will be big in fashion for the upcoming season and of course, these fabrics will be in … Read More
  • Dressmaking Fabrics - Lining

    Before embarking upon a new dressmaking project it is important to consider the complete construction of your garment in order to achieve the highest quality finish. Many of our Dressmaking Fabrics may require an additional layer such as a dress lining fabric. There are a number of reasons why you may consider the addition of a lining fabric in addition to your featured Dressmaking Fabric - dress linings are often used to hide seam edges and interfacing in order to achieve a neat and professional finish whilst ensuring optimum levels of comfort for the wearer - r… Read More

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