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The Comfy/Classy Myrtle Dress in Stretch Silk

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For an extra-special version of the lovely Myrtle dress by Colette Patterns, I used the most incredible stretch silk from Britex (unfortunately no longer available).  I washed and dried the fabric (on gentle and low heat) and it looks just as good as it did when before pre-washing.  The stretch is significant and the fabric has an easy-to-sew texture and weight.  It’s a gorgeous fabric and was a pleasure to sew. Click here to read more »

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Sleek Red Viscose Jumpsuit – Adam

jumpsuit copyAdam, a local tailor, made his client a suave and chic tailored jumpsuit of brilliant red viscose from Britex Fabrics. Britex Fabrics’ associate, Douglas, assisted Adam. We love the modest plunging neckline and sparklingly bright color. Adam says, “I am an independent designer working in Portland for the last twelve years.  I have a collection of men’s and women’s pieces, as well as custom design that I create to order for a clientele.  I design, pattern draft, fit, cut, and construct every garment myself in my studio.  I am inspired by fabric, color, texture, and finding the perfect fit.  Because my main focus is on fit and construction, my designs have often been called “classic”, although I personally strive to strike a timeless balance between fabric, line, and function.”  This lovely 100% viscose is available is imported from Italy and on Britex Fabrics’ 2nd floor, via email at service@britexfabrics.com, or by phone at 415-392-2910.

 

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Moonwalk Tartan

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This tartan gives new meaning to the phrase “blue moon”, with it’s marvelous combination of moonwalk smoke greys and earth ocean blues.  This was inspired by the superbly iconic image of the earth rising above the moon and designed by Steve Sim of Arbroath, Scotland. Steve says, “I designed it on the actual anniversary of the photo being taken in December,” Steve said. “I was prompted to launch it publicly as it was the anniversary of Neil Armstrong landing on the moon a week ago.”  Of course, Britex carries wool tartans on the first floor and cotton tartans on the second floor…but sadly, no moonwalk tartan!

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Tutorial: Attaching a Zipper to a Lined Clutch

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Hello everyone!  It’s Tori again from One Eleven Studio and I’m back with another tutorial!  This time I’ll be teaching you how to make a foldover clutch with an emphasis on how to install a zipper.  Now, I know zippers can be very intimidating, but I assure you it’s not bad at all.  There are a few different ways to install zippers into bags but I find this way to be very simple, and because I produce bags in bigger quantities, installing a zipper this way helps me cut back on time.  I love a good print so for this project I used a beautiful Woven Ikat Striped Cotton fabric and for the lining I used this extremely soft Reversible Two-Toned Rose and Chocolate Cotton Twill fabric.  That being said, let’s get started!

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Facing Silk-o-Phobia with Silk Charmeuse Pants

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Hi everyone! Sophie, from Ada Spragg here, with my first contribution as a Britex guest blogger! To say I’m excited is an understatement. Today’s post is pure inspiration but I also hope to take some of the fear out of sewing silk so you too can DIY yourself a pair of gourmet silk pleated pants! Britex has a jaw-droppingly beautiful selection of silk solid fabrics that would be perfect for this project and I couldn’t resist this ’gleaming emerald green silk charmeuse‘. I’ve been wanting in on this pleated pants trend and hunting around for a good pattern for while. This one, the Antoinette pants by Style Arc, with its pleated details, hidden pockets and tapered leg is just what I had in mind.   Click here to read more »

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ONLINE SILK SOLIDS FABRIC SALE!

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Get 20% off all fabrics in the Silk Solid Category from July 29th to Wednesday, August 13th. Nothing says timelessness like silk solid fabrics, and we carry a charming range! Britex has silk solids with demure crepe weaves, crisp taffeta, subtle jacquards, slithery charmeuse, and more. These silk fabrics would be superlative for many uses including vintage-inspired blouses, stunningly fabulous luxury linings, and spiffy summer jackets. Sale ends Thursday January 30th. For the best selection, order your swatches online now.  Quantities are limited, so shop early for the best selection! (This sale is good for online Silk Solid Category fabrics only – In-store Silk Solid fabrics are not included in this sale)

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David Reposar + Britex Fabrics = Fabulousness!

Tunic with DavidDavid Reposar, local fashion icon, hair stylist to the stars, artist, and faithful Britex Fabrics’ customer was recently featured in all his glory in the rag, SF Style wearing a tunic made of super Britex textiles! Shades of Hedwig, David says, “I tend to break the barriers across the gender divide and wear what I feel best suits my taste as an artist and as the Global Glam Gypsy.” Remember, if you cannot make it into the store, just use our Customized Swatch Service and we’ll mail you swatches for your new project!

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Britex Fabrics’ Emily + Project Runway!

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Sigh! We can’t get enough of Britex Fabrics’ Emily Payne and Lifetime’s Project Runway. Watch Project Runway Thursday night for more of our favorite home town designer.

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San Francisco & Britex Fabrics Souvenir Fabric

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It’s back in stock! This midweight cotton shows everyone exactly where you left your heart….San Francisco and Britex Fabrics! Representing our much loved landmarks and attractions; The Golden Gate Bridge, Haight Ashbury, Coit Tower, the iconic neon Britex Fabrics sign, Chinatown,  Pier 39, Lombard Square, trolley cars, wine country, and more! This fabric is ideal for an apron, quilting projects, or even a nifty camp shirt. $15.99 per yard/44″ wide. 100% cotton.

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Linen in July Sale Ends Monday, July 28th!

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Just in time to beat the summertime blues, our lovely online Linen Fabric Category will be 20% off from Tuesday, July 15 (10:30 PST) until Monday, July 28! Shop from more than 50 rich, scrumptious linen fabrics, including a luxurious selection of Belgian linen fabrics and extra wide 118” linen. We love the cool, crisp feel of linen in the summer–perfect for garments and home decorating. For the best selection, order your swatches online now to be ready to choose your fabrics when the sale begins. Sale ends July 28th. Quantities are limited, so shop early for the best selection! (This sale is good for online Linen Category fabrics only – in-store linen fabrics are not included in this sale)

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