Satin Fabrics

  1. Satin Fabric - Economy Satin for school plays

    It is the beginning of September and unfortunately the end of summer has come round and it is now time for the kids to go back to school. Before we know it, it will be time for Christmas and the kids will all be starring in their nativity and Christmas plays. We often get asked by schools for fabrics to...
  2. Satin Fabrics - a brief history.

    For many years, Satin has been one of the most treasured fabrics in fashion but this beautiful, lustrous fabric has not always been as readily available as it is today. It is believed that Satin Fabrics originated in China over 2000 years ago and in fact, this fabric derives its name from the Chinese town of Zayton and was exported...
  3. Satin Fabrics for Evening Wear

    Satin Fabrics give off such elegance and feminine glamour making it a perfect material for evening wear garments like dresses, gowns and long skirts. Satin is a very identifiable fabric noticed from its glossy shiny surface and duller background making it extremely popular with all ages. It is quite a stiff fabric so its able to create beautiful structures for...
  4. Satin Fabrics at Calico Laine

    One of the most popular types of Dressmaking Fabric that we sell here at Calico Laine is Satin – and with so many different kinds and colours to choose from, it’s hardly surprising. Satin Fabrics have always been regarded as lustrous and luxurious, and was the first choice Fabric for 14th century England royal courts. Today, they are still considered...
  5. Bridal Fabrics at Calico Laine - May 2014

    Any and every bride-to-be wants her big day to be perfect; from decorations to outfits and songs to food, absolutely everything must be exactly as she and her groom want it. A big part of any wedding is the bride’s gown and, of course, her bridesmaids’ outfits; we quite often have brides-to-be visit us in-store to see our selection of...
  6. 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...
  7. Ladies Day - Satin Dressmaking Fabrics

    Liverpool celeb Coleen Rooney is never far from Aintree on Ladies Day. One of the biggest events of the year in our neck of the woods is of course the Aintree Races. The biggest and possibly the best horse racing meeting in the country is also one of the biggest weekends for fashion and the ladies of Liverpool are...
  8. Inspired Dressmaking Fabrics

    If you were watching the Golden Globes over the weekend, you might be feeling inspired to start sewing yourself a new dress - and if you're hoping to make that beautiful evening gown that you've always wanted, then first you'll want to choose what kind of dressmaking fabric you want to use. In today's post, we'll be talking about a...
  9. Dressmaking Fabrics for Summer

    The weather man has said today is going to be the hottest day of the year? Well if thats true it's time to start thinking about making some new new summer dresses. In my entry today I will talk about some of the new summer dressmaking fabrics that have just arrived with us here at Calico Laine. These include: Haute...
  10. Choosing Your Style of Dress!

    We often get asked questions about the types of fabrics we stock here at Calico Laine, and which ones are the best for achieving a certain look on garments. With so many different materials to choose from in our online catalogue, we understand how hard it can be when choosing the perfect fabric to compliment a particular style! Dresses are...

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