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Category Archive: Hand-Made with Britex Materials

Partaking Patrons Vol. vi

Welcome to Partaking Patrons volume 5!

This is a bi-monthly post where Britex will be celebrating our customers and the gorgeous items they create with our materials. Interested in participating? Email us at [marketing@britexfabrics.com] for further information!

 

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With two lovey ladies and two delightful projects, Britex is happy to showcase our newest Patrons! First up, welcome Carla Chao with her beautiful eyelet beach bag.

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Linen Silk Skinny Pants

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Hey, it’s Shams from Communing with Fabric with another garment made from a lovely Britex fabric!

Since spring fashions hit the stores earlier this year, I’ve been a little obsessed: I keep seeing a style of skinny pants called “joggers”. I was particularly taken with joggers made from linen. Joggers typically (though not always) feature an elastic waist with a drawstring, patch pockets, and hems finished with either elastic or ribbing. You can see a few on my Joggers Pinterest page.

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Partaking Patrons Vol. V

Welcome to Partaking Patrons volume 5!

This is a bi-monthly post where Britex will be celebrating our customers and the gorgeous items they create with our materials. Interested in participating? Email us at [marketing@britexfabrics.com] for further information!

 

Today, Britex is honored to present an amazing seamstress, Dipa Suri. With a keen eye for rich textiles and textures, Dipa creates luxurious items ranging from children’s wear to artistic accessories. You can view more of her children’s line on her delightful website.

 

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A Day So Bright — child’s dress

 

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Tutorial: Hemming with Rayon Seam Binding

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Hello everyone, it’s Laura Mae from Lilacs & Lace here to share a tip using my favorite sewing notion . . . rayon seam binding! Hemming a garment is generally one of, if not the last, steps in the construction process – this means it is often rushed. But a bit of extra time and effort can make a huge difference to the quality of a garment. It really is all about the little details!

 

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Partaking Patrons (vol. iv)

Welcome to Partaking Patrons volume 4!

This is a bi-monthly post where Britex will be celebrating our customers and the gorgeous items they create with our materials. Interested in participating? Email us at [marketing@britexfabrics.com] for further information!

 

One of the beauties of textiles and notions is the range of projects that are possible, and today we are joined by a woman who does nothing less of magic with her Britex supplies. Meet Lori Wasbon and her captivating critters!

 

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Tutorial — Silk Linen Curved Seam Midi Dress

Silk Linen Curved Seam Midi Dress + Tutorial by Jamie Lau Designs

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In my latest design, I chose to work with a slubby textured silk linen blend. One of my top-selling dresses is a relaxed fit ikat midi dress with short kimono sleeves. I wanted to create a new midi style with three-quarter sleeves in a slightly heavier weight fabric.

 

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Nima Shiraz Takes Britex to LA

For many years, Britex has had the honor of being a hotspot for fashion designer Nima Shiraz. We pile amazing fabrics and trims in his arms, send him on his way, and then pouf! He has transformed our items into breathtaking high fashion. This last month we have watched as Nima bought out an entire color of our Swarovski crystal collection, leather and velvet, and lace. And then, we found out what it was for. At the beginning of this month, there was a tribute concert for David Lynch and his foundation to teach Transcendental Meditation. And Nima was making a catsuit for one of the performers, the gorgeous Chrysta Bell.

 

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Partaking Patrons (Vol. III)

Welcome to Partaking Patrons volume 3!

This is a bi-monthly post where Britex will be celebrating our customers and the gorgeous items they create with our materials. Interested in participating? Email us at [marketing@britexfabrics.com] for further information!

 

In honor of spring and summer, we are thrilled to show off the lovely Victoria, of Victoria Allison Jewelry, and her wedding dress. As a FIDM graduate, she decided it would be best to make something flattering and special for herself. Using our ivory silk taffeta and silk crepe de chine, Victoria constructed a gorgeous multi-petaled gown.

 

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Mesh Knit Spring Cardi

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Hey, it’s Shams from Communing with Fabric with another garment made from a lovely Britex fabric!

Spring has officially sprung! I’m sure everyone, especially those on the east coast, are heaving a collective sigh a relief, yes? I know that my daughter, a San Francisco native who is attending university in Minnesota, is happy to see the thermostat climb.

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Partaking Patrons (vol. II)

Welcome to Partaking Patrons volume 2!

This is a bi-monthly post where Britex will be celebrating our customers and the gorgeous items they create with our materials. Interested in participating? Email us at [marketing@britexfabrics.com] for further information!

 

Thank you all for your generous outpouring of photos and descriptions of your projects. We are just thrilled to see the creativity and beauty all of our customers are able to create. Today we are welcoming Clare and her mother Karen and the gorgeous Steampunk outfit the two collaborated on.

 

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