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Tag Archives: Satin Fabric

  • Choosing your Dress Fabrics

    Starting a new dressmaking project can be quite daunting. There are so many decisions to make. The style, pattern, colour and most importantly, the fabric. Here at Calico Laine you will be spoilt for choice with Dress Fabrics, so unfortunately that may make your decision harder. However, our team are always on hand to help. We pride ourselves on our knowledge of current and upcoming trends. Choosing your Dress Fabrics A good starting point when it comes to choosing a colour for your dress fabric is to look to Pantone Colour of the Year. According to them, the colo… Read More
  • NEW IN - Pearl Faced Duchess Satin Fabric

    We talk about Duchess Satin Fabric a lot here at Calico Laine, and this post is no different. We are very proud of our high quality, versatile range and are always looking to expand. Our team aims to offer the best products available to suit every possible project your imagination could conjure up. This is why we have introduced our brand new Pearl Faced Duchess Satin Fabric range. Soft Touch Surface There are two main reasons this beautiful fabric stands out from the crowd. The first being the weight. Slightly lighter than our main range, yet heavier than our med… Read More
  • Alternative Bridal Fabrics at Calico Laine

    Its been an exciting year for the British public with another Royal wedding. Meghan Markle certainly lived up to all our expectations back in June, she was a stunning bride. Lets be realistic though, most of us don't have £200,000 to spend on a Givenchy dress. The same beautiful style can be recreated at a fraction of the price. If you're getting married this year or next year then its probably sensible to set a budget. Bridal fabrics don't have to brake the bank. Satin Bridal Fabrics Here at Calico Laine we sell an excellent selection of Bridal fabrics. The firs… Read More
  • Wedding Fabrics for the summer

    Its the beginning of the year and those of you getting married this summer already have their dresses sorted and ticked off. If you are a bit of a last minute person like myself you wont have much planned. Now is the time to start thinking about the perfect Wedding Fabrics for your big day. You need Bridal Fabric for your gown, bridesmaid dresses and men's accessories. You may even want the interior and decoration to match this fabric too. For summer weddings you  need to go for more cooler Bridal Fabrics such as lace and chiffon's. This way you will feel more co… Read More
  • Bridal Fabrics for the Beach

    It is becoming more and more popular to get away and have your big day on an exotic beach somewhere with all your family and friends there to watch. When choosing a location to have your wedding you have to think about all aspects as the change in climate can affect the theme you want. Its difficult to shop for a bridal gown and bridesmaid dresses in this country when you are having your day overseas as a lot of bridal shops within the UK tend to cater for the english weather which means the dresses are very layered which may not be the most suitable design for ho… Read More
  • Bridal Fabrics at Calico Laine

    Our Bridal Fabrics range includes a variety of beautiful traditional bridal coloured material perfect for gowns, accessories and table decorations on your big day. Bridal Fabrics we have both in store and online include satins, chiffons, laces and many more stunning materials in a wide range of shades that are perfect for bridal gowns and bridesmaid dresses that will compliment each other perfectly. Soft Pink Duchess Satin Fabric Satin Fabrics are perfect for any style of dress as they are great quality dressmaking weight materials that are easy to sew with and c… Read More
  • The Origin of Satin Fabric

    Satin Fabric first became popular in the middle ages in China. The cloth is named after the port where it was originated, Zaitum. Satin was considered a luxury item which was used for commercial trading purposes throughout China and the Arab world during the 12th century. The fabric didn't become popular throughout Europe until the 14th century. Satin Fabric was reserved for royalty and rich aristocrats as it showed a sign a wealth and prestige. During the Victorian era, Satin was being used for fine decorative furniture, lampshades and other fashionable int… Read More
  • Satin Fabrics for party outfits

    With Christmas just around the corner, it is definitely party season with parties happening all over the place for Christmas and New Year. It is the perfect time to be dressmaking using Satin Fabrics to make yourself a unique outfit for the work Christmas Do or even a Christmas Day shindig. Satin Fabric is a luxurious fabric which has a glossy finish to it, giving you a elegant and classy look. It can be used as a cost effective alternative to silk without losing the aesthetics of silk. Whether you are looking to create a new little black dress or go for somethin… Read More
  • Satin Fabrics for Fancy Dress Costumes

    We often get customers coming to us when they are going to a party and need to create a fancy dress outfit and with our large range of dressmaking fabrics we can usually find something that will suit their ideas. People do not want to spend too much money when they are creating fancy dress as the outfit is usually only going to be worn once or maybe twice at the most. Our cost effective fabrics such as polycotton plain, cotton plain and economy Satin Fabric are usually the most popular from our range. Economy Satin Fabric is a great fabric for fancy dress costumes… Read More
  • Satin Fabrics at Calico Laine

    Here at Calico Laine, we stock many different kinds of fabrics and one of our best sellers is undoubtedly our huge range of Satin Fabrics. These gorgeous cloths are favoured for their shiny, lustrous finishes and are sought after for all sorts of reasons, including bridal wear, bridesmaid gowns, prom dresses and much more. To offer a little history on the origin of Satin Fabrics, the material received its name from the Chinese city of Quanzhou - whose name translated to 'Zayton' in medival Arabic and was the first town where Satin was imported. Today, there are ma… Read More

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