Dressmaking

  1. Spring/Summer 2020 – Dressmaking Fabric

    Spring/Summer 2020 – Dressmaking Fabric
    The good weather is just around the corner. We’ve all had enough of our big sweatshirts and jumpers now. Surely, it’s about time we start to put them away, and dig out the Spring/Summer clothes. Here at Calico Laine we’ve got plenty of lovely, high quality dressmaking fabric that will help to inspire and create your new season wardrobe. Broderie...
  2. Summer Party Dressmaking Fabrics

    Summer Party Dressmaking Fabrics
    We all love getting dressed up for a Summer event; be it a wedding, the races or even a party of some sort. If the weather holds out (which we hope does this year) parties happen outside in the sunshine. Warmer weather means there are so many more style options available for that perfect occasion outfit. For those talented crafter's...
  3. The Great British Sewing Bee #1 - THAT Jumpsuit!

    The Great British Sewing Bee #1 - THAT Jumpsuit!
    The Great British Sewing Bee is finally back! Our team here at Calico Laine have been clearing their Tuesday nights in preparation for the excitement to begin.The sewing bug is gripping the nation and we cannot get enough! The Wiggle Dress The contestants were thrown in straight away with the first challenge; the classic wiggle dress. This iconic dress curves...
  4. Christmas Dressmaking Fabrics

    Christmas Dressmaking Fabrics
    The presents are almost wrapped, the fairy lights are twinkling..it's official..Christmas is almost here! Christmas Day is not complete without a glamorous outfit to feel fabulous in. Here at Calico Laine we have a huge range of patterns and dressmaking fabrics to suit every sewing ability and style. From a simple skirt, through to a glitzy dress we can help...
  5. Dress fabrics, preparing you for Christmas

    Dress fabrics, preparing you for Christmas
    With Christmas fast approaching many of us have started thinking about outfits for all the various social occasions we have scheduled in to celebrate the festivities. Whether it's your work night out, a lunch with your family or a new Christmas day frock then now's the time to start looking at patterns and Dress Fabrics in order make your outfit perfect. The...
  6. Range of Dress Fabrics

    Range of Dress Fabrics
    Dress fabrics come in all different weights, shapes, grains and sizes. This is partially why I love working in this industry, the choice is never ending and your options are limitless. This time of year it’s wise to choose dress making fabrics which are light weight and breathable in order to keep cool. If you’re lucky enough to be travelling...
  7. Spring Fabrics and Trends with Calico Laine

    Spring Fabrics and Trends with Calico Laine
    Now spring is officially around the corner its time to think about the big fashion trends. This year there seems to be a variety of trends hitting the scene that are the most popular looks. These styles seem to involve mostly colour pallets such as pastels and block brights. If you love making your own garments you need to start...
  8. Making bunting using cotton Dress Fabrics

    In the past few years we have seen a resurgence in vintage style decor in people's homes. There have been programmes on TV showing you how to achieve this look and it has becoming popular. One of the standout items for the vintage look is bunting. Hanging bunting up across your wall instantly gives you a vintage look. Bunting is...
  9. 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...
  10. Halloween Fabrics are coming!

    Its nearly that time of year that a lot of people love…Halloween! So why not start getting prepared with your halloween costumes with some of calico laines eye-catching Halloween Fabrics. Within the next week we are getting some great new materials in that are perfect for this time of year with designs such as spider webs, witches and pumpkins that will...

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