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Tag Archives: Dressmaking

  • 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 For Beginners

    Buying Dressmaking Fabrics can be addictive, a lot of people may not understand, but at least it doesn't damage your health! With the new year, new hobbies may have been found, so if you are new to sewing and dressmaking, you may find fabric shops a little puzzling. When you take up sewing or dressmaking, it's a very good idea to make sure you buy fabric that is easy to sew with and inexpensive. You have to take into account though, that you are not a wizard and you may not be magical at making clothing etc. straight away. Don't be afraid of making a few mistakes… Read More
  • Festive Dressmaking Fabrics

    Over Christmas and New Year everyone is searching for the perfect party dress. Here at Calico Laine we have an extensive range of Dressmaking Fabrics perfect for the festive season. As this is an extremely busy and expensive time of year it can be difficult to find something to wear that fits well and is unique while still being good value for money. Dressmaking is becoming more popular with online tutorials making it easier for people to create their own unique items at home. Lace and satin are ideal Dressmaking Fabrics to help you create the perfect dress for th… Read More
  • Chiffon Fabric for Dressmaking Projects

    Chiffon Fabric is a dressmaking fabric that is incredibly popular for use in evening wear, formal wear and bridal wear. Usually seen as a feminine fabric, it is also often used for ladies' blouses and shirts, delicate scarves and even more intimate garments such as lingerie. Here at Calico Laine, we stock an absolutely massive range of Chiffon fabrics with all kinds of weights, shades and widths available. With so much choice, there is bound to be something to suit all tastes and needs, no matter what your dressmaking project is. Our Chiffon Fabric is perfect for… Read More
  • Christmas Season - Dressmaking Fabrics

    If you are like me and already have the festive feeling now that the Christmas season is finally here, then you will understand how hard it is to keep away from the craft or dressmaking table while inspiration hits and the need to make more Christmas gifts hits! Honestly, I see something Christmassy and think 'Ouhh, I could make that'. Seriously, I literally seem to be doing this every day at the moment and working here at Calico Laine doesn't help either because I just pick up what I would need to make it and put it next to the till, wait until the end of the day… Read More
  • What Zips are best to use on a dress?

    When it comes to dressmaking a lot of people question What Zips Are Best To Use On A Dress? However there are in fact a variety of zips you can use depending on what style of dress you are making. The most popular zips that are usually bought for dresses are our regular nylon dress zips and our concealed zips as they are both very light in weight, closed end and easy to work with. Our selection of nylon closed end dress zips range in sizes from 4 inch to 22 inch making them ideal to fit into different sized dresses depending on the style. These zips are availabl… Read More
  • One Stop Fabric Shop

    Fabric-World is your one stop Fabric shop. We are an online retailer who have been active for several years now. We have recently refurbished our website making it more appealing and modern as well as updating our product range and stock levels. We stock a vast range of Bridal Fabrics, giving you a wonderful array of options for your big day. A lot of people tend to make there own bridesmaid dresses now as they can create unique one offs in the colour and material of there choice, rather than having to buy from a local high street shop. Here at Calico Laine the mo… Read More
  • New Website, New Image

    It has been a very busy 11 months here at Calico Laine, we have been working tirelessly to provide a modern, sleek website for all of our customers to enjoy. We sat down with our team and several of our loyal customers to find out what we could do differently from what is already out there on the market and what changes we could implement to improve our current Fabric-World website, the feedback that we received was alarming, we knew what we had to do and what key aspects we had to work on and change. The main things that we took onboard to improve usability was … Read More
  • Brushed Cotton Dress Fabrics for the Winter

    Brushed Cotton Dress Fabric Now the evenings are getting darker earlier and getting colder people are starting to think about their winter Dress Fabric and what projects they will be making. One of my favourite dressmaking fabrics for the colder season is brushed cotton, a 100% cotton fabric that is ideal for keeping you warm in the winter. There is nothing I like better than coming home from work, having a bath and putting my pyjamas on ready to cosy up in front of the television on a dark winter's night and brushed cotton Dress Fabric is a perfect material for … Read More

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