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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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Silk Fabric Sale Ends Monday!

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July Online Fabric Sale! Get 20% off all fabrics in the Silk Print and the Silk Sheer Categories from Tuesday, July 1st to Monday, July 14th. We love silk print and silk sheer fabrics……from glossy charmeuse, elegant faille, to featherweight China silk, to form-fitting silk lycra blends. From airy silk chiffons to bold silk gazaar, you’ll find a silk sheer fabric for any occasion. Tease the imagination with draping layered skirts, or line a silk organza gazaar for a bold evening blazer! Silk fabric makes elegant blouses, delicate frocks, and stunning scarves…and of course is perfectly charming as wispy lingerie. And to sweeten the pot, we’ve added a fistful of new silk fabrics just in time for the sale! This sale ends July 14th. Quantities are limited, so shop early for the best selection! (This sale is good for online Silk Print and Sheer Silk category fabrics only – in-store fabrics are not included in this sale)

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50% Off Selected Online Sensuous Silk Fabric!

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50% off selected online silk fabrics! We just added a slew of slinky, sensuous silks to our 50% online silk sale, including a slew of elegant iridescent crinkled silks and sheer chiffons! We love wrapping ourselves in luxurious silk, and it is perfect for springtime projects – 1930s vintage style blouses, glamorous silk scarves, and lazy Sunday brunch worthy pajamas. As jockey and Kentucky Derby winner, Eddie Arcaro said, “Once a guy starts wearing silk pajamas it’s hard to get up early.

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Online Silk Solid Fabric Sale Ends 1/30!

Sale ends Thursday 1/30! 410px-Silk_industry-_spinning,_winding,_doubling_and_throwing_machines._(_1858-_)Get 20% off all fabrics in the Silk Solid Category. Nothing says timelessness like silk solid fabrics, and we carry a charming range! Britex has silk solids with demure crepe weaves, textured matka, 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. 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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Online Sheer Silk Category Sale Ends Wednesday, January 15

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Get 20% off all fabrics in the Sheer Silk category from Thursday, January 2 to Wednesday, January 15. From airy silk crinkled florals, to a rainbow of iridescent chiffons, you’ll find a silk sheer fabric for any occasion. Tease the imagination with draping layered skirts, or line a silk organza gazaar for a bold evening blazer! Sheer silk fabric makes elegant blouses, beautiful ribbons, and stunning scarves…and of course is perfectly charming as wispy lingerie.  Sale ends January 15. For the best selection, order your swatches online now, and make your choices next week. Quantities are limited, so shop early for the best selection! (This sale is good for online Sheer Silk category fabrics only – in- Sheer Silk category fabrics are not included in this sale)

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Online Silk Print Fabric Sale Ends 12/15

fabric boltDecember Online Fabric Sale! Get 20% off all fabrics in the Silk Print Category until Sunday, December 15th. We love silk print fabrics……from glossy charmeuse, to featherweight China silk, to form-fitting silk lycra blends.  Fall in love with daring color combinations, darling romantic florals, and dangerously superlative geometrics. (This sale is good for online Silk Print Category fabrics only – in-store silk fabrics are not included in this sale)

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Sale Ends Monday! Online Silk Solid & Silk Sheer Category Fabric Sale

silk fabric sale this oneSeptember Online Fabric Sale ends Monday, September 30th! Get 20% off all fabrics in the Silk Solid and the Silk Sheer Categories from Monday, September 16th to Monday, September 30th. We love silk solid and silk sheer fabrics……from glossy charmeuse, elegant faille, to featherweight China silk, to form-fitting silk lycra blends. From airy silk chiffons to bold silk gazaar, you’ll find a silk sheer fabric for any occasion. Tease the imagination with draping layered skirts, or line a silk organza gazaar for a bold evening blazer! Silk fabric makes elegant blouses and stunning scarves…and of course is perfectly charming as wispy lingerie. And to sweeten the post, we’ve added over 30 new silk fabrics just in time for the sale! This sale ends Monday, September 30th. (This sale is good for online Silk Solid and Sheer Silk category fabrics only – in-store fabrics are not included in this sale)

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Silk Crepe de Chine & 1,000+ Silk Pins – Wesley

black silk dress copyI was called onto the first floor a few weeks ago to see this amazing evening gown made of Britex Fabrics’ silk crepe de chine that Wesley designed and sewed. Both creative and intellectual, he is a mathematician, fashion designer, and sewist. We were much taken with the glittering bandolier of silk sewing pins. He said, “One night, while pinning the fabric pieces together, I dropped a box of 500 silk pins on the floor. That gave me the idea to incorporate the pins onto the dress, so I bought a couple more boxes of silk pins and attached over a thousand of them in parallel fashion onto the shoulder strap. This move created a sense of dangerous beauty– just what I needed. Nicknamed “midnight,” this mysterious dress is the final piece in my “Phases of the Day” couture collection. I designed it in the Greek style using my original pattern and created it from Gucci silk crepe de chine. The entire process took over 90 hours. This dress was custom made for a model”, however Wesley also does custom work. Online Solid and Sheer Silk fabric categories are on sale through Monday, September 30th -

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Sweet Panty Tutorial

As soon as we spied this pair of bloomer-esque panties, we knew that we needed to make a clutch of them for our favorite panty aficionados…and Cate from Australia and the craft blog Go Make Things obliged with a tutorial and pattern for these delectable bits of frippery! We love the sweet gathers and perky bows. This would be a lovely Valentine ’s Day project; sew them using silk from our online silk fabric sale, and lingerie elastic from our online lingerie selection! (sheer silk fabric category on sale through 1/31 and print silk fabric category on sale 2/1/13 – 2/14/13)

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