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Information and tutorials for folks interested in antique Italian lacework, nouveau fashion, sewing techniques and much much more!

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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New Workshop — Drafting Collars with Jamie Lau

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One of our lovely guest bloggers, Jamie Lau of Jamie Lau Designs, is traveling from the East Coast next month and will be hosting a workshop while she is here. We are so excited to have her in the store, and we hope that you will join us for her demo. Jamie will be here on May 21st to show us how to draft our own collars, including Peter Pan and Mandarin collars, and also how to alter pre-exisiting pattern pieces. Make sure you sign-up soon to reserve your spot!

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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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Inspiring Spring/Summer Collections

We have noticed that during this S/S 2015 collection, many designers have been using gorgeous laces, textures, and colors. Some of our absolute favorites have been the runway shows of Valentino, Oscar de la Renta, and Alberta Ferretti (just to name a few) and one thing we couldn’t help noticing: we have that stuff!

 

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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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Enter to Win a $50 Gift Certificate

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Do you reuse your bags? For example, going down to the farmer’s market or lugging items from the car. Even storing weird bits and pieces around the house! Well, you can now get your very own reuseable bag with our logo and use it to win a $50 gift certificate to Britex Fabrics. And it’s very simple!

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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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Get a Free Britex Bag!

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Have you ever wanted to carry your sewing stuff in a bag that you’re proud of? Don’t live in California and can’t get a beautiful Britex bag at our store? Well never fear! Now you can get your very own bag and all you need to do is purchase some of our gorgeous fabrics online. Place a fabric yardage order through our online store, submit it, and we will tuck it in with your shipment when it sends out. And voilà! You are ready to hit the town and show off where you get all of your fine fabrics.

Happy shopping!

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Enthralling New Workshops

Several times a month, Britex invites our customers to come into the store and participate in classes or demos. This month, we have two very exciting new learning experiences!

 

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On Saturday April 18th, we welcome the amazing Lisa of Zelma Rose and her class “Intro to Needlework”. Lisa is a multi-talented artist whose focus on needlework and hand stitching has sent her accessories business into stardom with such features as Martha Stewart to ModCloth. We cannot wait to  have her join us and to learn her techniques, favorite stitches, and more! Make sure to sign up now over on our event page. Space is limited and you want to get in on the goody bag that awaits.

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Happy Tartan Day!

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Happy Tartan Day from Britex Fabrics! Not only were we inspired by this kilt feature in last months San Francisco Magazine issue, but the awesome time-traveling-Scottish Highland show Outlander is back. And we couldn’t be more thrilled, as so many of our products have been used in the costuming of this production. Thanks to costume designer, Terry Dresbach, you can see many of our luscious laces, buttons, silks, and more on the screen. So, honor the Scottish in you and come on down to peek at our wool plaids!

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