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Tag Archives: Satin Fabric

  • Wedding Fabrics - Reversible Fabric

    In general, most of our customers have a preference to whether they like their fabrics to have a matte finish or to be shiny and this is particularly the case when it comes to Wedding Fabrics. Decades ago it would have been fashionable to have a wedding dress or bridesmaid dresses made from high sheen fabrics such as lightweight satins and taffeta however in more recent years brides have been seen leaning towards matte finish Wedding Fabrics for a more subtle look without compromising on the quality of the fabric. Satin back crepe wedding fabric For those of you … Read More
  • Satin Fabric - Oscar De La Renta Creations

    This week saw the sad passing of fashion's biggest names Oscar De La Renta after a long battle with cancer. Dominican Republic born Oscar worked with names such as Lanvin and Balenciaga when he was younger before setting up his own New York based label in the sixties. A favourite with socialites, models and first ladies his designs were fun and feminine. In recent years we have seen him creating outfits for the red carpet for stars such as Sarah Jessica Parker and Taylor Swift.  Here we are taking a look at a few of his creations using Satin Fabric. Taylor Swift… Read More
  • Dress Fabrics - Revealing Dresses at the GQ Awards

    This week saw the 17th Annual GQ Men of the Year Awards and although the night was mainly about the men there were plenty of female celebrities, wearing a variety of Dress Fabrics, on the red carpet. This year saw a lot of particularly revealing dresses and black was a popular choice of colour for the night. PVC and Sheer Dress Fabrics Kim Kardashian was named woman of the year and wore a custom made Ralph & Russo dress which stole the spotlight from most of the others on the red carpet. The top half of her dress was made from a PVC Dress Fabric in a leotard … Read More
  • Dressmaking Fabrics - Wimbledon 2014

    Whilst many of Britain's sports fans are waking up this morning full of disappointment following England's World Cup defeat against Uruguay last night, the good news is that on Monday one of the world's biggest sporting events is due to commence right here in England. The Wimbledon Championship is the oldest and the most prestigious tournament in the world of tennis and is renowned for it's strict dress code; players are permitted to wear only white whilst on court. In 2013, Roger Federer was banned from wearing his orange soled shoes as they were judged to have b… Read More
  • Popular Bridal Fabrics for Spring/Summer 2014

    When we are updating our collections here at Calico Laine HQ, it is important to always keep and eye on upcoming trends both on the catwalk and on what celebrities are wearing and this is no different when it comes to Bridal Fabrics. Lace has been one of the most popular Bridal Fabrics since the 2011 wedding of Prince William and Katherine Middleton which saw the bride dressed in a gorgeous creation of Ivory Lace designed by Sarah Burton for McQueen. It seems that we were not the only ones to be blown away by Duchess Kate's gorgeous gown. Since the celebrations to… Read More
  • Satin Bridal Fabrics

    Satin is a beautiful fabric that is perfect for your wedding day. It has become one of our most popular Bridal Fabrics due to its glossy and shiny appearance that really stands out. Satin is a great fabric not only for your wedding dress but your bridesmaid dresses too. Here at Calico Laine we stock a large range of different Satins including Duchess Satin which is the most popular of all our Satins and would be perfect for any Bridal Gown. It is the heaviest weight of all our Bridal Fabrics which allows it to create a beautiful princess effect. It works great alo… Read More
  • Dance Costume Fabrics

    At this time of the year, BBC One and ITV are usually in battle for viewers with their big budget programmes, Strictly Come Dancing and X Factor respectively. As much as I enjoy a good singing competition, this year I have been hooked on Strictly. As well as watching the celebrities trying their hand at a Jive or American Smooth, I tune in to see what fabulous costumes are being worn by the dancers and what outfit, host Tess Daly, is sporting. The Fabrics used are usually draped in sparkles and crystals and what lady can resist a bit of sparkle? Ola wearing a sat… Read More
  • Using Sheer Organza Bridal Fabrics

    The planning of your wedding is one of the main parts of the big day itself, and deciding upon the right Bridal Fabrics is part of the fun!  We currently have a huge selection of Bridal Fabrics to choose from including Satins, Chiffons and Taffetas. One of our most popular Bridal Fabrics is Organza. Organza is a Bridal Fabric that is traditionally made from silk, however it is more commonly made from either polyester or nylon. The Organza Bridal Fabric that we stock  comes from Indonesia, is 100% polyester, and comes in a width of 150cm.  We currently … Read More
  • Satin Fabric

    Here at Calico Laine we specialize in fabrics for special events such as bridal wear, evening wear and prom dresses. Our Satin Fabric Range is second to none and we strive to bring you the biggest colour range available to make the perfect garment. We know planning the perfect garment isn't easy so we have brought you a wide choice of different Satin Fabrics in various different weights and finishes: Duchess Satin- This is a luxurious heavy bodied Satin with a matte shine. Perfect for bridal gowns, prom dresses, bridesmaids dresses and evening wear it really … Read More

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