Fashion

  1. Looking for the perfect bridal fabric for 2019

    Looking for the perfect bridal fabric for 2019
    If you're set the tie the knot in 2019 then the latest fashions and styles set to hit next year look very exciting. In true romantic style the bridal scene is set to cover many timeless traditions with classic wedding dresses including fish tails, princess dresses, vintage lace and strapless to name just a few. Whichever style you are looking for...
  2. 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...
  3. Calico Laine Textiles: The Really Useful Textiles Company

    Here at Calico Laine Textiles our business prides itself on understanding the ever changing and expanding world of craft. As many of our local customers know, our team of dedicated and friendly staff are all lovers of sewing and different crafts so we recognise that nothing is more rewarding and beautiful than creating something with your own two hands. The primary...
  4. Haberdashery: Helping Fashion Along

    Here at Calico Laine we specialize in dressmaking materials. We stock a huge array of different dressmaking fabric and have a ginormous range of Haberdashery items - everything you need to create the latest thing! We understand that fashion means everything and if you want to wear and make the latest trends you should have a basic understanding of fashion history...
  5. Dress Fabric

    Whether you're ready or not to accept the fact that we have now entered Autumn, we have. You just have to get over it, and embrace it. I personally love this season, it seems to be the only time of year no one really complains about how cool it is outside, but describes it as refreshing. Everyone claims how good it...
  6. Fabrics : The Best Dressed of 2013

    Like any dressmakers, or anybody else keen on fashion, we always have one eye on the red carpets throughout the year, looking to be inspired by the latest celebrity trends and 2013 has seen a whole host of stunning looks, many of which will go down in fashion history. This year, the red carpet has been awash with sumptuous fabrics...
  7. Fabrics : The Classic LBD

    The first 'LBD' by Coco Chanel showcased in American Vogue, October 1926. From playful party dresses to elegant evening gowns, every girl needs at least one Little Black Dress in her wardrobe. The classic, timeless elegance of the LBD dates back to the 1920's and is attributed to designers such as Coco Chanel and Jean Patou who aimed to...
  8. Dressmaking Fabrics for Retro Fashion : The Eighties

    The Eighties are a time that most of us will be old enough to remember fondly and were a time of great social and economic change, remembered by many as a simpler and happier time, The Eighties were defined by its outrageous fashion, cheesy pop music and rapid changes in technology. The Eighties brought us the first mobile phones, much...

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