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Category Archive: Fabrics

Free Friday – Men’s Double-Breasted Coat Pattern from BurdaStyle

Yay BurdaStyle for free pattern Fridays, and this absolutely terrific free menswear coat pattern! We love the stand-up collar and double-breasted styling, with eight buttons parading up the front.  Make it in Britex Fabrics’ midweight Shetland wool coating, in a classic forest green and black large scale Shetland plaid. 100% wool, 58″ wide, and on sale for $31.99 per yard until Monday, October 22nd. This pattern is free from BurdaStyle through Friday, October 19th.

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Retro Car Coat Pattern from BurdaStyle

Originally published in the BurdaStyle July 1952 issue, this car coat pattern 10/2012 #134 is both elegant and comfortable! Retro detailing included gathered raglan seams, a gathered back yoke, and snappy angled slashed pockets. We love the sweet rounded collar. Make it in this casual yet chic Italian black and winter white wool tweed, and get ready for relaxed Sunday afternoons whale-watching while sipping hot spiced cider and cruising the bay. Reminder: all Britex Fabrics’ online wool coatings are on sale through October 22nd!

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The Perks of Window Gazing Around Union Square

One of the perks of being located in Union Square is the fabulous inspiration one gains from window gazing. Prada’s impressive fall collection inspired us to check our shelves and tables for boldly colored geometric prints, and of course, we found some. Both the Green Geometric Silk Twill and the Magenta Geometric Silk Twill are now available online and currently ON SALE!

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A Baker’s Dozen of New Silk Fabrics!

Britex Fabrics just added a baker’s dozen of new silk print fabrics to our online store, including this dynamic twosome. We love this growl-tastic imported leopard silk charmeuse, paired with a cloud-like soft wool and mohair bouclé coating – made them into a glamorous clingy shirred silk sheath dress under a vintage-styled wool swing coat. And this imported matte crimson floral silk print is stunning paired with a French metallic wool blend – maybe sewn into a shimmering violet bolero over a soft red floral 1930s jumpsuit. Either combination are the cat’s meow!

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Make a Peplumed Jacket for Fall

BurdayStyle’s new jacket pattern, Novelty Jacket #119 is sweetly tailored. We love the vintage details, including the rounded Peter Pan collar and the flatteringly chic peplum. Take advantage of Britex Fabrics’ online wool suiting sale; sew it up for fall in this luscious plum and smoke grey herringbone fabric, and then line it with ripe apricot silk charmeuse for a yummy fall jacket. All you need now is a leisurely afternoon with a dashing chapeau, a latte, and the (almost!) newly released Garment of Shadows by L. King.

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Free BurdaStyle Shift Pattern – 8/10/12 Only

Today, Friday the 10th only, BurdaStyle is offering this easy, but sleek shift pattern for free! This pattern comes with two neckline versions – either a mandarin collar, or collarless and with a gentle rounded neckline. It only takes 2 3/4 yards of fabric, and is a breeze to whip up…make it in Italian imported slate grey stretch wool for a flattering and sophisticated frock.

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Free Child’s Swing Jacket Pattern

It’s always time to sew for growing children! Destri from the blog TheMotherHuddle created this free Central Park swing coat PDF pattern and tutorial for a charming child’s short-sleeved, reversible jacket. It is sized in 3t-5t, but she provides instructions for resizing the pattern. This would be enchanting made up in cheery carmine red Guatemalan cotton…add buttons up the front and your sprouting youngster can wear it through autumn and winter as a jumper!

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Contributing Sewer – Amy’s Dusty Rose Jenny Skirt

Amy, from the blog Sew Well: as by reflection, is a bioorganic chemist, cat lover, BurdaStyle member, and sewing enthusiast. Amy describes her interest in sewing as a gratifying balance to her science research; she enjoys the relatively immediate results she gets with a sewing project, compared to the often less timely results with scientific research.

Amy made BurdaStyle’s Jenny Basic Skirt pattern #6058 with Britex Fabrics’ Italian Dusty Rose Lightweight Stretch Wool Blend and had lots of helpful comments. Click here to read more »

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A Summer Frock – Imported Stretch Cotton, BurdaStyle, and Natasha

Natasha from the sewing blog NattyJaneSews made this summer-licious frock from Britex Fabrics Italian stretch cotton and 10/2010 Full skirted dress with cut-out bustline #116 (available as a print at home PDF.) Natasha is a self-taught seamstress, hails from Berkeley, and is featured in The BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook. She said she was instantly attracted to the vibrant color and subtle stripes of the watermelon sherbet fabric, and was surprised at how easy working with stretch cotton turned out to be. She loved how the fabric’s lycra accentuated the bodice fit. We think this dress is swell – perfect for riding San Francisco cable cars on a breezy summer day!

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Imported Italian Swimsuit Fabrics at Britex!

Beachcomber alert! Britex Fabrics’ new imported Italian swimsuit fabrics are swimmingly swell. Find them on the 2nd floor. Nylon and lycra blend, 59” wide, and $39.99per yard. Out of town, and can’t make it into our brick and mortar store? Use Britex Fabrics’ Customized Fabric Swatch Shopper Service to order and see swatches of our exclusive new swimsuit fabric.

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