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Wool Suit – Dale


Dale is wearing a wool tailored jacket and skirt in shades of toast. She chose the skirt pattern because the front seams line up with the jackets princess seams, forming a sleek vertical look. The jacket was made from a McCall’s Palmer and Pletsch pattern, and the skirt from a Style pattern (both are discontinued.) The skirt fabric was bought a few months ago from Britex’s wool sale table, the jacket is Britex wool flannel with silk charmeuse lining, and all of the notions were found on Britex’s 3rd floor. Dale demonstrated her finely honed sewing skills with numerous fitting alterations, made easier by the jacket’s multiple seams.

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Wool Jacket & Rayon Dress – Elena

Elana made this spring-time green casual rayon dress, and coordinating elegant wool jacket from fabric and notions from Britex Fabrics. She used a Burda pattern. The braiding on the jacket color, cuffs, and flap pockets is a lovely touch. I imagine wearing this chic outfit with a wide-brimmed white straw hat festooned with leaf green grosgrain ribbon trim.

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Short Black Wool Jacket – Mia

Mia designed this short black jacket with its gigantic collar, elbow-length sleeves, and vibrant red contrasting lining for a class. The jacket is made of wool from Britex’s 1st floor, and the oversized white buttons with metal holes are from our 3rd floor. The jacket is beautifully designed and constructed. (She has been sewing for just one year. And of course she got an “A”!)

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Vogue Pattern Wool Jackets – Lois and Gloria

Lois and Gloria are loyal and long-time Britex Fabrics customers, who have been shopping together since the early 1960’s! Lois made her stripped jacket from Vogue Very Easy pattern #8263, a lovely style with a curved front seam detail. Gloria also used a Vogue pattern for her jacket, remodeling it with a horizontal stripped front band. Lois and Gloria also made their beautifully sewn lined slacks. Douglas assisted them, and all fabrics were bought on Britex’s first floor.

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