Is the iciness of winter and fear of the flu making you shiver? Our prescription is to stay inside with a hot ginger toddy, a pile of warm wool fabric, music of your choice, and a day of creation. To assist, we just added 23 new fabrics to our online store, including snugly heathered wool coatings, sleek imported shirtings, and colorful Italian sweater knits!
Category Archive: Fabrics
We love this vivid floral cotton fabric in shades of blue, violet, and puce. Alex sent us this photo of himself wearing a bespoke shirt made of Britex Fabrics’ cotton created by local shirt-maker, Carlos from Scissors and Cloth. Our scrumptious imported cottons are found on Britex Fabrics’ 2nd floor. This one is made in Italy, 61” wide, and $39.99 per yard. To buy this fabric, come into the store, or order via email at email@example.com.
The dapper-licious, delightful, and debonair Douglas in what Judy calls his Western yin-yang vest made of wool felt from Britex Fabrics. We love his use of warm, delectable color-blocking and the leaf green buttons…and we also adore his oh-so dashing moustache (not sold at Britex.)
Yes Virginia, that is a 53 foot semi truck full of 18,000 pounds (8 tons) of fabric parked in front of Britex Fabrics! Luckily, we managed to get it unloaded between bursts of San Francisco winter rain. To get an idea of how large this truck is, there is a bus stop and bus immediately before the truck’s cab; the truck ‘o textiles lords over the MUNI bus! We’ll keep you updated as we unpack the goodies this week and next week. Gratuitous pictures of fabric to follow…
The world according to Pantone: The color of the year for 2013 is PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald, a lively, radiant, lush green. Britex has you covered in gorgeous green softness – perfect for a swingin’ cape lined in contrasting magenta silk. 1st floor, wool/mohair/acrylic blend, 59″ wide, $59.99 per yard (limited stock) To buy this fabric come into the store, or order via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’re always excited when someone emails us the results of creating from Britex Fabrics’ fabrics; this is a dress sewn from gorgeous herringbone Alpaca (made in USA.) Karen of the blog Fifty Dresses: Sewing classic fashions from mid-century patterns, made this elegantly swank frock from the vintage pattern Vogue 9353 (c. 1957.) We love the yoke and sleeve design, and how Karen utilized fabric scraps for her bound buttonholes. She said, “Even though I did not have “plaids” to match, I needed to pay close attention to the rows in the herringbone weave, so that none of them were crooked. This is where Clover two-pronged pins (recommended by Susan Khalje in The Couture Dress class) came in handy and helped me keep those rows lined up evenly.” The vibrant Kelly green leather gloves and scarf provide a chic accent!
Coit Tower, the Golden Gate Bridge, trolleys, and more – this quilting weight cotton fabric lets us know exactly where you left your heart! Here is our San Francisco fabric made into an apron – just the thing to wear while drinking coffee and baking a batch of apricot scones for brunch! And the folks at Tipnut graciously offered three free booklets packed full of apron patterns – full aprons, half aprons, smocked aprons and more! 44″ wide/$15.99 per yard. This fabulous fabric is available in-store or via email at email@example.com.
This cold and rainy weather is making us want to get cozy. We want a length of scrumptious (difficult to find) Viyella to make a classic plaid shirt – perfect for chilly drizzly weekends! Make BurdaStyle’s Jakob #6013 for yourself, or for your favorite gentleman friend. Available on Britex Fabrics’ 2nd floor, 57″ wide, $27.99 per yard, and 80% cotton/20% wool. To buy this fabric, come into the store, or order via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nicole from the Bay area blog, Nicole At Home made a charming peplumed blouse from this vintage-look floral imported Britex Fabrics’ stretch silk. She says, “During my recent visit to Britex I purchased a beautiful stretch silk floral fabric, the most expensive piece of fabric I’ve ever purchased (but so worth it!). I only got a small amount, with some kind of sleeveless shell in mind. After making the Minna blouse by Salme patterns, their Peplum blouse caught my eye.” We love the effort that Nicole made with the fit, from decreasing the flounce of the peplum, to deepening the arm scythe, to decreasing the darts.