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Category Archive: Classes, Events & Shows

POP-UP BRITEX Photoshoot at Photobooth

It’s not everyday that Britex has teachers, and even more rare, that a Britex teacher gets a pro bono Tinype portrait taken at Photobooth in the Mission. This rare moment is due to the fact that Photobooth will be hosting POP-UP Britex taught by Jamie Lau on May 16.

It was an awesome experience. We arrived, were made comfortable and had great conversation about art, photography and our current projects. Within about 15 minutes the plates were set and our photographer was ready to shoot.

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Linen Tunic Dress by Sonya Philip

If you haven’t met Sonya Philip of 100 Acts of Sewing, here’s your chance. She’ll be teaching our very first Pop-up Britex on March 14 where she’ll demonstrate all the skills necessary for making an a-line tunic dress. Here’s a peek into her creative process using two pieces of linen from the our online selection.

Why did you choose these fabrics for your project?

I adore linen. It is wonderful to work with and has a beautiful hand. Living in San Francisco, I find I can wear linen almost year-round. I chose the main fabric (Golden Wheat Linen/Silk Blend) primarily for the color–mustard and curry yellows just really speak to me right now. I wanted a strong contrast color and was taken by the richness of the Two-tone Raspberry Linen. Click here to read more »

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POP-UP BRITEX Launches 3/14

Every month Britex Fabrics proudly presents Pop-up Britex.

Pop-up Britex brings textile and design education to neighborhoods across San Francisco in collaboration with our favorite venues and artists. To help us sharpen our wits, Four Barrel Coffee provides drinks and bites for every pop-up. Special thanks to our sponsors Apparel Arts, Makeshift society and Photobooth.

Join us for our first pop-up at Makeshift Society with Sonya Philip of 100 Acts of Sewing on March 14. Register HERE.

 

 

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Bazaar Bizarre SF – Saturday December 1st & Sunday December 2nd

Come to the Bazaar Bizarre on Saturday December 1st & Sunday December 2nd 2012 11-6PM at the Concourse Exhibition Center East Hall, 620 Seventh St. (at Brannan), San Francisco, CA, Free to attend, and collectable tote bag to the first 200 people at the door each day! Join Bazaar Bizarre San Francisco as they celebrate our sixth year as a locally produced art and craft show. At Bazaar Bizarre San Francisco expect to find a Quality Handmade Market, DIY Workshops, a Crafty raffle, and more. Shop with over 200 of the best indie artists, designers and craftspeople, from designer plush to modern pottery, they have it all under one roof!

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BurdaStyle Sewing Book Launch Shindig at Britex Fabrics – 12/18

Party at Britex Fabrics on Tuesday December 18th from 7:00-9:00 pm – Celebrate the launch of BurdaStyle Sewing Vintage Modern at Britex Fabrics! Meet author and SF native Jamie Lau, the BurdaStyle team, and other DIY makers! Space is limited, so RSVP to TEAM@BURDASTYLE.COM with “12/18 SF Book Launch Party” in the subject line.
Festivities include:
-Champagne & drinks
-Sweets from Tartine Bakery and Miette Confiserie
-Photos by Portraits To The People
-DIY make-and-take projects, including brooch/hair fasteners and button making with fabric from Britex Fabrics
- Door prizes from Britex Fabrics, MOO, and Makeshift Society

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Fashion Incubator SF Filling New Designer in Residence Spots

Designers Tony Sananikone (left), Bethany Meuleners, Justin Jamison and Tamara Jaric watch models show off some of their designs during the first SF Fashion Incubator show at Maiden Lane in San Francisco. Photo: Jason Henry, Special To The Chronicle / SF

The Fashion Incubator San Francisco (FISF) is now accepting applications for six new Designers in Residence for its second annual session which begins February 5, 2013.

The year-long program nurtures and mentors promising local design talent and provides them with the tools and resources needed to establish and grow businesses of their own.  FISF offers training in business operations, sales, marketing, branding and merchandising from experts in the San Francisco fashion and economic development communities.

Application deadline is Friday, November 30, 2012 at 5 p.m. PST. Applications are available on the FISF website, where submission details are provided.

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Designer Spotlight Series – Menswear & Shirtmaking Event, Sept. 20th

Designer Spotlight Series – Menswear & Shirtmaking, Britex Fabrics, Thursday, September 20 from 7 – 9 PM. Who hasn’t dreamed of wearing a custom-made three-piece suit?! Make mine in purple velvet! Everyone will find tailors to suit their every angle and curve at this special 60th anniversary design community event. Join us for festive evenings of mingling with some of our favorite designers, dressmakers and tailors. Choose the perfect collaborator for your custom garment, from an array of top-notch talent–and bring your ideas to life. Designers and tailors include Carlos Morin of Scissors & Cloth, DeAnna Gibbons Millinery, Escobar Tailors, Duchess Clothier, and Al’s Attire. Please RSVP for this event by calling the store at (415) 392-2910 or by sending an email to rsvp@britexfabrics.com.

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Craft Bar at MOCFA on Thursday, August 2nd

Join Britex Fabrics and the Museum of Craft and Folk on Thursday, August 2nd from 6 – 8 PM with CRAFT BAR, at 51 Yerba Buena Lane, SF, CA. (@ Mission between Third & Fourth) This month’s craft workshop project is a hand-sewn Cloth Tool Kit, good for all crafters from sewers, to book binders, to knitters. $5 includes admission and materials. RSVP: craftbar [at] mocfa.org. For those who prefer less structure, there is also a Stitch and Bitch area to continue projects or start new ones. Trumer Pils provides refreshments and Britex Fabrics provides materials. Take inspiration from the Museum Gallery and the Store while you explore the creative process @ CRAFT BAR!

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Costume and Corsetry – July 26, 2012

Thursday, July 26, 2012 from 7 – 9 pm at Britex Fabrics. From cabaret to red carpet, from Burning Man to the Dickens Fair, this event brings you the designers responsible for the most daring and memorable costumes.

Due to an overwhelming positive response, this event is full and we’re no longer accepting reservations!  Please visit our website for information about future events! http://www.britexfabrics.com/events

INTRODUCING:
House of Nines Design is an independent hat maker based in San Francisco. All our hats are individually made by hand using a mix of traditional and modern techniques and only high quality materials. We produce custom hats and three ready-to-wear collections per year. Photo by Joel Aron.

Dark Garden – In business since 1989, Dark Garden’s uniqueness lies in their approach to making people feel beautiful – they create corsets and wedding gowns that truly express each individual’s personality and style, bringing out their natural beauty and boosting confidence. They believe every person has the right to feel gorgeous, not only on their wedding day, but any day they choose to make special. Through careful design and fitting, they produce beautiful, timeless and stylish garments that flatter and fit with amazing comfort. Photo by Joel Aron.

Sheri Jurnecka, a practicing San Francisco attorney, costumer, and corsetiere, has enjoyed creating and wearing fantasy and historical costumes since she was a teenager. Her interest in costuming has evolved over time to include embellished and imaginative corsetry as the basis for opulent evening and bridal wear.

Satin Shadow custom designs historical costumes for both men and women. From English Regency evening wear for men, including fall front breeches, to enchanting and highly embellished Victorian Gowns that are perfect for a romantic period wedding, to alluring Jazz Era dresses, exceptional for dancing away the night. Our goal is to make your fantasy costume a reality.

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Britex Fabrics Designer Spotlight Series – Wardrobe Essentials on Thursday, May 31

Thursday, May 31 from 7-9 PM. Designer Spotlight Series – Wardrobe Essentials: We focus on the everyday pieces that define your uniqueness – skirts, pants, dresses, jackets and more, designed just for you. Join us for this festive evening of mingling with some of our favorite designers. Choose the perfect collaborator for your custom garment, from an array of top-notch talent, and bring your ideas to life. Additional details, including information about our talented designer participants are on the Britex Fabrics Events Page. Britex is now taking RSVP reservations for this event at 415-392-2910.

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