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The Really Useful Textiles Company That Helps You Find The Perfect Dressmaking Fabrics.

Whether you are a beginner or a pro there are 'sew' many different dressmaking courses that you can join, either to learn the skill from scratch or just sit, sew and socialize. In recent years dressmaking has become a very popular past time once more - it is seen as an easier and cheaper way of staying in fashion without having to pay some of the ridiculous prices you see in some of these designer shops and in some of the high street stores!

Currently I am learning to sew on an evening course which is absolutely fantastic! As a beginner my course covers all the basic techniques for constructing garments of clothing from commercial patterns. The course also helps you choose the perfect Dressmaking Fabrics for the different patterns you choose - whether plain or patterned would be easier and what fabric will work best for the design. It may sound silly as I do work in a fabric shop so everyone expects us all to be professional seamstress's but it is only since I began this course that I learnt how to properly use a sewing machine! I am also being taught how to shape garments, make the seams, fit different types of zips and hem. There is so much to learn and so much fun in learning that I honestly don't know how I've left it this long!

However if you are not entirely new to sewing and already have experience in dressmaking there are lots of courses that will teach the progression from all of the basic skills to more advanced techniques, which are needed for creating more complicated styles. Here at Calico Laine we supply a huge amount of haberdashery items that can be used in all dressmaking classes - or if you don't fancy a class, in your own home! We also have a very big selection of Dressmaking Fabrics ranging from chiffons and cottons, which can be used for making beautiful summer garments, to wools and melton fabrics which when made up, make glamorous jackets and coats!

Our aim is to make sure our customers look fabulous which is why we have compiled such a wide variety of Dressmaking Fabrics and when it comes to looking, we can guarantee you will find at least one fabric that will work with one of your on going projects! Everything you see online is also available at both of our stores - Neston, Cheshire and Liscard, Wirral, so if you are a local or visiting the area why not come in and see our selection and get a feel for whats right for you. If you are not lucky enough to visit us in store we do offer a fantastic sample service that allows you to see, touch and test the fabric you are interested in, before committing to the amount you need to purchase!

Every order we receive that brings more new and beautiful fabrics we will post to our Facebook page, so why not keep up to date with all our latest Dressmaking Fabrics by following us.