New!

What is new and fabulous in our online store this month? Silks, woolens, cottons, buttons, lace trims, and more...each month brings new temptations!

Upcoming Events

The latest updates and gatherings involving the Britex Community. Stay up to date and make sure to mark your calendars

Blog

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

Lightweight

SALE! NOVELTY FABRIC CATEGORY 20% OFF 4/16 - 4/30


From whispery sheer cotton voile, to shirt-worthy cotton batiste, we love breathable and comfortable cotton fabric. These soft, lightweight cotton fabrics are ideal for chic blouses, bespoke tailored shirts, wide panel skirts, and delicious spring frocks. Many of our lighter cottons are imported from always fashionable Italy, where they seem to specialize in unusual prints and sophisticated colorations.

Page:
  1. 1
  2. 2

12 Item(s)

per page

Grid  List 

Set Descending Direction
  1. Plum & Melon Scattered Floral Cotton Voile Quickview

    Plum & Melon Scattered Floral Cotton Voile

    A lightweight cotton voile, in a pattern of purple, taupe, blue, pear, and melon wildflowers scattered on a white background - lovely made into a wisp of a sundress or gathered skirt. 58" wide. 100% cotton.
    $18.99

  2. Cranberry Mrs. Aster Floral Cotton Voile LIMITED STOCK Quickview

    Cranberry Mrs. Aster Floral Cotton Voile LIMITED STOCK

    A lightweight soft cotton voile in a vintage-look floral print of scattered pink asters on a natural background - this would be delicious made into full gathered skirt, or a Gunne Sax inspired maxi dress. 54" wide. 100% cotton.
    $18.99

  3. Forest Creatures & Houses Cotton Voile Quickview

    Forest Creatures & Houses Cotton Voile

    A lightweight soft cotton voile in a playful print of prancing deer and houses in soft shades of green and blue, with mauve foliage forming delicate vertical stripes - perfect for a sophisticated infant's nursery, or a Gunne Sax inspired maxi dress. 54" wide. 100% cotton.
    $18.99

  4. Luscious 2-Ply Purple & Black Striped Silk Chiffon Quickview

    Luscious 2-Ply Purple & Black Striped Silk Chiffon

    A luscious sheer silk chiffon, with subtly mottled pink and blue crosswise stripes (which read as purple) on a soft black background. There is a 17" tangerine. fuchsia, black and purple border on each selvedge, flanking a 17" black and purple midsection. This is a unique 2-ply silk chiffon, with stripes running through both layers. Soft and drapey - it would make a marvelous summer sundress, a delicate scarf, or an elegant blouse festooned with ruffles. 100% silk. 51" wide.
    $145.99

  5. Crinkled Magenta Posy Profusion Silk Chiffon Quickview

    Crinkled Magenta Posy Profusion Silk Chiffon

    A designer crinkled sheer silk chiffon, with a large scale floral pattern of a fragrant profusion of posies in pinks, laurel green, and ocher on a lively magenta background - soft and drapey, this would make a charming full skirt or a perky vintage inspired blouse. 100% silk. 54" wide.
    $45.99

  6. Semi-Sheer Art Nouveau Floral Cotton Batiste Quickview

    Semi-Sheer Art Nouveau Floral Cotton Batiste

    A lightweight semi-sheer cotton batiste, in navy and sky blue on a white background - a graceful and delicate design, this would make a charming summer frock, or a old-fashioned and fanciful blouse. 54" wide. 100% cotton.
    $18.99

  7. Single-Bordered Ikat Animal Silk & Cotton Batiste (Made in Italy) Quickview

    Single-Bordered Ikat Animal Silk & Cotton Batiste (Made in Italy)

    A lightweight semi-sheer silk and cotton batiste, in shades of toast, with touches of soft ocher and orchid - the body of this enchanting fabric is all animal, and the 21" border is all ikat! Utilize the lively border and sew this into a deceptively demure halter top sundress. Made in Italy. 54" wide. Silk and cotton blend.
    $39.99

  8. Embroidered Semi-Sheer Teal Blue Silk & Cotton Batiste Quickview

    Embroidered Semi-Sheer Teal Blue Silk & Cotton Batiste

    A teal blue semi-sheer silk and cotton batiste, embroidered in an open chain-stitch with beauteous 3" wide posies. This is perfect for summertime wear - make a loose gathered sundress or an airy peasant blouse trimmed with ribbon! 54" wide. Silk and cotton blend.
    $29.99

  9. Delicate Thistle Semi-Sheer Cotton Quickview

    Delicate Thistle Semi-Sheer Cotton

    A lightweight semi-sheer cotton in delicate thistle purple and with a subtly crinkled texture. This is perfect for summertime wear - make a loose gathered and ruffled sundress, or an airy peasant blouse trimmed with ribbon! 58" wide. 100% cotton.
    $12.99

  10. Lightweight Asters & Lilies Cotton (Imported from Italy)  LIMITED STOCK Quickview

    Lightweight Asters & Lilies Cotton (Imported from Italy) LIMITED STOCK

    A lightweight cotton fabric of boisterous mauve asters and indigo lilies on a white background. This fabric would make a charming pinafore, or breezy cafe curtains -- I imagine them in an airy leaf green tiled kitchen. Imported from Italy. 60" wide. 100% cotton. LIMITED STOCK
    $34.99

Page:
  1. 1
  2. 2

12 Item(s)

per page

Grid  List 

Set Descending Direction