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Tag Archives: Dressmaking

  • 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; making your own outfit can be a real pleasure, meaning you have a unique piece to show off! Here at Calico Laine, we have a huge array of Dressmaking Fabrics and patterns available for you to look and feel great. Summer Prints - Dress… Read More
  • 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 over the hip and tapers down towards the knee, resulting in a flattering pencil skirt design. This fitted style gives a distinct 'wiggle' when walking, reflecting it's nickname. We can thank Christian Dior's … Read More
  • 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 you bring your ideas to life. Everybody deserves to feel extra special at Christmas! Our extensive range of dressmaking fabrics is always changing with the trends and seasons. We love bringing you new colours … Read More
  • 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 majority of us have at least one reason to wear a nice dress over Christmas, the nice thing about looking for dress fabrics is that the choice and varieties are endless. There is nothing worse than turning u… Read More
  • 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 abroad then you want garments made of cotton or other natural fibres. History of Cotton Cotton, silks and linen are the first fabrics which spring to mind when talking about summer weight dress making fabrics. These are i… Read More
  • 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 looking for Spring Fabrics to match these trends. Pastel Colours, Spring Fabrics One of the main Spring Trends is the ice cream pallet with colours such as pastel pinks, lemons and mints. These colours are seen everywhere such as garments,… Read More
  • 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 a quick soft furnishing item that can be made easily from cotton Dress Fabrics. Using Rose and Hubble Dress Fabrics for bunting When you create bunting, you would usually look to have a mixture of patterns and plain fabrics. Our range of R… 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
  • 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 make up into the perfect unique costume for your children or yourself. In the meantime if you are already starting your costume we have a range of Halloween Fabrics in stock for you to look at or purchase to st… Read More
  • Haberdashery- Bra Accessories

    There are a variety of products within our Haberdashery range that many of our existing and new customers don't actually know about or don't think we sell for example our collection of bra accessories that come in a large selection of styles especially for your lingerie. Our bra accessories are made to ensure your underwear garments last as long as possible and fit comfortably to your body type which is what every woman wants when they have spent a lot of money on a good quality piece of underwear. Shrinkage in material, weight gain and pregnancy can be some facto… Read More

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