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Tag Archives: Dressmaking

  • Dress Fabrics for Period Costume

    Period costume is a lucrative trade for many designers and costumiers who specialise in replicating historical dress. Dressmakers who are commissioned to create costumes for theatrical and screen productions take great care to depict a time period as accurately and consistently as possible; of course, this means taking great care when selecting the correct Dress Fabrics. Costume designers face a number of challenges when replicating fashions from the past particularly, theatre costumes have to allow for the very different body shapes of the wearer so as a result a… Read More
  • Dress Fabrics for Summertime at Calico Laine

    In anticipation of the summer and to take my mind off the rain that we have intermittently had 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 … Read More
  • Dressmaking Fabrics for Weddings at Calico Laine

    With the weather gradually brightening up all over the country, we are seeing more and more customers visiting us both online and in-store who are who are seeking out the perfect Dressmaking Fabrics for their wedding day. 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 for their bridesmaids, flower girls, decorations and, of course, their very own special gown for their big day. Duchess Satin – These … Read More
  • Bridal Fabric online at Calico Laine

    As any bride to be will tell you, the dress is the single most important aspect of any wedding. Your wedding dress is the most important thing you’ll ever wear, you want to look and feel sensational, it’s one of the biggest and most important days of your life after all! Your guests, predominately the women, will attend your wedding with a keen anticipation to see the chosen dress. Obviously it has to be absolutely perfect. Today we’re going to look at how achieve perfection at a fraction of the cost. When choosing your wedding dress there are several things… 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
  • 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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