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Britex Fabrics customer Adam Arnold created a fabulous blouse and skirt set from some amazing Viscose Crepe fabric with a brightly colored print, from his own pattern.  Since viscose is light in weight, it makes for excellent skirts or shirts for spring. Visit the second floor of our brick-and-mortar store to check out our amazing selection of Viscose fabrics.

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Adam is an independent fashion designer in Portland, Oregon. He designs, drafts, and constructs clothing for men and women. Adam has collaborated with the Portland Art Museum, The Museum of Contemporary Craft, and the Oregon Ballet. Adam graduated from FIDM in San Francisco in 1996, and has been sewing his entire life.

For more information on Adam Arnold and his work, visit his website
or follow him on Instagram

 

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Fabulous Cotton Blend Designer Skirt Panel

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Come check out this fabulous American designer, cotton blend skirt panel fabric on the second floor of our brick-and-mortar store. It features a 1950s-influanced print reminiscent of woodcuts, with a modified Greek key border and sublime mask print, and it is 57″ wide.
Contact us to purchase this fabric. Please email or call. This fabric is not available through our website.

service@britexfabrics.com
(415) 392-2910

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50% cotton
40% nylon
10% lycra
57″ wide

$125 / panel
Skirt panel is for a 30″ waist

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NEW! Gorgeous Silk Linen Blend crafted in Italy

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This fabulous silk linen blend that was made in Italy stands out with its beautiful colorful painterly quality. This fabric would make an excellent spring dress. It is available in store and by mail order only, and can not be ordered through the website.
Contact us to place an order.

service@britexfabrics.com
(415) 392-2910

55% Silk
45% Linen

60″ wide

Made in Italy
$110 / yard

 

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Nima Shiraz’s First Fashion Video – Featuring Fabulous Designs Created With Fabrics From Britex Fabrics!

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Online Wool Sale 20% Off (Coming Soon)

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Simple DIY Suspenders Tutorial

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A simple way to make suspenders with seven items, in only eight easy steps.

What You Will Need


1. Elastic
(no wider than 1″)

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2. 4 Straight Pins

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3. Needle and Thread

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4. One 1″ Metal Back Patch

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5. 1 Garment Tape Measure

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6. Scissors

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7. Four 1″ Grips With Brackets

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STEP 1: With the tape measure, measure from 1 inch below your left front pant loop, bring the tape measure over your left shoulder and down to 1 inch below and to the right of your center pant loop, or 1 inch below your right back pant loop. This is the length of elastic you will need. Be sure to cut 2 strips of the elastic in this length.

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STEP 2: With the scissors, cut 2 straps from the elastic in the length you measured in step 1.

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STEP 3: Use the straight pins to pin a horizontal line to hold the elastic end around the grip, making sure that when the grips are clipped onto your

pants, the elastic is snug but comfortable.

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STEP 4: Hand sew the end of the elastic so that it’s around one of the grip ends. (This will be the back right end)

STEP 5: Take the end of the elastic that is not yet sewn, and put it through the metal back patch, so that the point of the triangle is facing up.

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STEP 6: Sew the unfinished side so that it’s around a second grip end.

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STEP 7: Take the second strap of elastic and repeat steps 3-5, making sure both straps of elastic form an overlapping X.

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STEP 8: Trim off most of the excess elastic that remains, clip on all 4 grips.

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Online Sale: 20% Off All Online Knit Category Fabrics

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We Love Our Customers

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Sue Manuel who is a loyal Britex Fabrics customer stopped in looking for some fabric for a new creation that her dress maker back in Canberra, Australia will be making for her. Our staff immediately noticed the fabulous jacket she was wearing was crafted from our French wool, silk lining, and shiny buttons. Her jacket was designed and made by Gloria Grady, her dress maker in Australia.

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Britex will close early Saturday 2/20

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Britex Fabrics will close at 4:30 on Saturday, Feb. 20th for the Chinese New Year parade!

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How To Properly Iron a Dress Shirt

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Have you ever wondered how to easily get the creases and wrinkles out of a dress shirt? I know that I have. Whether you are looking for work in this incredibly competitive job market, or trying to impress a new date, having this skill is handy to have. The Dude Society has come up with a pretty simple process to do just that. You’ll first need a good ironing board and iron, and they have recommendations listed. They suggest that the width of your board, be as close to the width of your shirt as possible. (This will make your task easier.) They have a recommended shirt ironing strategy, which includes temperature, motion, and sequence. They have broken down the process of ironing a standard button down shirt into a specific sequence:
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For specific instructions on how to iron a shirt, be sure to check out The Dude Society “How to Iron a Dress Shirt Correctly”.

 

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