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Category Archive: Hand-Made with Britex Materials

Partaking Patrons Vol. XI

Welcome to Partaking Patrons volume 11!

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.

 

Whether it is a large ballroom gown, upholstered couches, or a small and nuanced doll, Britex is home to all things creative! In this installment of PP, the lovely Joseph Coloff shows us the latter. With his detailed and precise handiwork, Joe has made a beautiful roaring 20s doll for a competition in Texas.

 

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Cross-Dyed Linen Jacket with Bias Fringe

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

 

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Partaking Patrons Vol. X

Welcome to Partaking Patrons volume 10!

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.

 

When one thinks of Britex it is not usually first on the list to think of historical costuming. But, as a matter of fact, we have a huge costuming clientele, the most well known right now being Terry Dresbach of Outlander. We serve up piles of wools and cottons and silks for specific and accurate reproductions that our costuming community yearns for. And this time of year particularly picks up with the encroaching Costume College festivities! Costume College (or lovingly referred to by those in the know as CoCo) is a long weekend conference held in Southern California that features workshops, demos, and lectures geared towards costuming and historical sewing. Each of the three days is also packed with events, such as an Ice Cream Social and an evening Gala, where attendees can wear and show off their beautiful creations. There also happens to be a pool party…

 

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Metallic Pleated Skirt

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Greetings friends of Britex! Sophie here from Ada Spragg. I’m very excited to share this hand-make with you because it is fabulous. And yes I’m allowed to say so myself because I still can’t believe it worked out. Plus after hand-pleating 4.2meters of fabric you kind of become your own hero! Let’s start with the fabric, because it is something very special. When I first saw the Brilliant Metallic Gold Stretch Linen & Cotton Blend I thought hey, that could be fun to play with. Then it turned up and I realized I had no idea what I was going to do with it.

 

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Partaking Patrons Vol. IX

Welcome to Partaking Patrons volume 9!

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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Today we are honoring the cuddly and warm goodies some of our customers have made. It has been a glum and rainy day here in San Francisco, and what better way to overcome that than with gorgeous coats? Our first entry comes from the lovely Peggy Allen (all the way in Alaska!) and her gorgeous winter wear.

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Partaking Patrons Vol. VIII

Welcome to Partaking Patrons volume 8!

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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Today, it only seems fitting that after the Royal Ascot week we should follow with a post about hats. And wildly sumptuous hats, too! Milliner Lisa Innis has been making fantastical pieces of head wear from our materials for some time now. Take a peek into her world…

 

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A Lacey Fairy Princess Dress

Welcome to another post from Kristin of skirt as top!

Sometimes timing just works out perfectly.  My daughter was invited to be the flower girl in a family wedding early next month (which she loves doing), and the bride asked me to make her flower girl dress (which I love doing).  Lucky for me, the upcoming Britex sale category of poly/rayon/lace gave me plenty of wonderful options to choose from!

 

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Partaking Patrons Vol VII

Welcome to Partaking Patrons volume 7!

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.

 

Fashion Design & Sewing 2015

 

Today we are thrilled to bring you Mrs. Pérez and her middle school Design and Sewing class! These wonderful ladies descended upon our store about a month ago, and we all just had so much fun helping everyone pick out a fabric and matching notions.

 

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Father’s Day Necktie Tutorial

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*Please Note: We have sold out of our online tie fabrics! We suggest perusing our Liberty of London cotton or our patterned silk selections in the online store.

 
Would you like to try your hand at tie-making this Father’s Day? It isn’t difficult to make your Dad a tie since the internet abounds with beautiful tutorials and even free patterns for all skill levels! Since a quick search for “tie tutorials” can lead to fairly overwhelming results, I decided to compile the fruits of my research into one handy blog post and a tutorial that brings together all of my favorite elements from the instructions already available on the web! Britex has a wealth of tie making supplies that can be very difficult to find elsewhere. For my tie I used a sunshine yellow Italian silk faille featuring nothing less than hot pink embroidered crabs! Since ties are cut on the bias, this silk was ideal for my purposes – the crabs run 45 degrees to the selvage!

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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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