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May The 4th Be With You!

Today, in honor of the 4th, we are celebrating our fellow Star Wars fans by showing off an array of fabrics that speak to the costumes of our beloved series.

 

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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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Colorblocked Chloe in Stretch Velveteen by Nicole

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It’s only fitting (though coincidental!) that it’s the start of Sewing Indie Month and the garment I’ve sewn up is from the incredible indie company, Victory Patterns!  Here, I’ve interpreted their Chloe dress, a 60s inspired fitted sheath, in colorblock with lovely stretch grey and plum velveteen.  While velveteen isn’t the easiest fabric to work with (I’ll give some tips to make it easier in this post), it gives an unexpected and (in my opinion!) fabulous twist to this dress.

 

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Italian Velvet Home Decorating Fabric


This soft and scrumptious home decorating velvet is imported from romantic Italy, and comes in four color ways, taupe, mossy green, burnt orange or ocher. The design is a graceful Arabesque pattern, accented with open pomegranates and thistles. This velvet would be elegant made into drapes for a home library, with each window flanked by ceiling-high mahogany bookshelves, and facing a stone fireplace. This home decorating fabric is 56” wide, $145 a yard, and found on Britex Fabric’s 2nd floor.

Please email M. Du Jour at Britex Fabrics if you want to buy this fabric.

If you wish another fabric, contact us through our fabric mail order department for detailed mail order assistance.

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