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Category Archive: Britex Fabric Store

Cross-Dyed Linen Jacket with Bias Fringe

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Hi, it’s Shams from Communing with Fabric with another garment made from a lovely Britex fabric!

 

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New Workshop — Fashion Design w/ Jamie Lau

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Calling all fashionistas and fashion enthusiasts! Have you ever wanted to learn real world fashion skills from a full-time designer? Well, now is your chance. Jamie Lau, of Jamie Lau Designs, will be here on August 29th to show you the basics for beginning a successful move into the world of fashion. She will cover starter fashion drawing techniques, creating mood boards for color selection, and will help with fabric awareness. Students will have access to croquis (fashion figure templates), colored pencils, and markers for sketching. In addition, you will also create inspirational mood boards using magazine tears, fabric swatches, and collage.

 

Because space is limited, we encourage you to sign-up right away! See our events page for information on reserving your spot.

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Trending: African Wax Cottons!

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The latest move in designer Resort Fashion ’15 has been leaning towards bright colors and bold prints, ranging from geometric to floral. One of the most inspiring trends, which we have been watching avidly, has been turning the spotlight towards traditional African Wax Cottons. And we love it! Our second floor has a lovely collection of bold prints that resemble some of the gorgeous runway outfits.

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Partaking Patrons Vol. X

Welcome to Partaking Patrons volume 10!

This is a bi-monthly post where Britex will be celebrating our customers and the gorgeous items they create with our materials. Interested in participating? Email us at [marketing@britexfabrics.com] for further information.

 

When one thinks of Britex it is not usually first on the list to think of historical costuming. But, as a matter of fact, we have a huge costuming clientele, the most well known right now being Terry Dresbach of Outlander. We serve up piles of wools and cottons and silks for specific and accurate reproductions that our costuming community yearns for. And this time of year particularly picks up with the encroaching Costume College festivities! Costume College (or lovingly referred to by those in the know as CoCo) is a long weekend conference held in Southern California that features workshops, demos, and lectures geared towards costuming and historical sewing. Each of the three days is also packed with events, such as an Ice Cream Social and an evening Gala, where attendees can wear and show off their beautiful creations. There also happens to be a pool party…

 

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Online Novelty Fabric Sale!

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Ready for textures, colors, and patterns galore? Than our upcoming Novelty Fabrics sale is sure to please. From July 28th to August 10th, receive 20% off all online Novelty Fabrics!

Quantities are limited, so order your swatches now for the best selection! This sale is good for our online Novelty Fabric categories only – in-store Novelty fabrics are not included in this sale.

Calling all bon vivants and glamour-pusses! Made of wool, silk, cotton, water resistant nylon, metallic and more, these fabrics make beautiful garments. Many of our novelty fabrics have a beautiful metallic shine which helps them stand out in the crowd, and many of our textured novelty fabrics are blends, lending them a wonderful pliability and sheen! Tweed, chenille, and bouclé novelty fabrics delight us with their contrast of nubby texture and soft hand, brocades possess a unique elegance…make a swinging bolero jacket, a floor length mysterious cape, a Chanel-style jacket, or a tailored vest; add elegance and style to any solid, understated little black outfit. This sale ends August 10th. (This sale is good for online Novelty Categories fabrics only – in-store novelty fabrics are not included in this sale)

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Yard Sale Challenge

All right, Britex store goers. Are you up for a challenge? Yes? Good. Because it’s contest time!

 

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Meet Our New Guest Blogger(s)!

As many of you know, Britex was on the hunt for a new Guest Blogger for our team. The response was overwhelming! We received so many wonderful applications from so many lovely and talented sewists that we had a terribly difficult time trying to narrow our search. It was not easy! We wanted to thank everyone for sending in blogs, photos, beautifully written letters, and excited emails; so much so that we wish we could have responded to everyone personally. So, please know we appreciate all of your efforts: thank you!

 

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But, as with all things, a decision had to be made and so, without further ado, we would like to introduce the new addition to our team…

 

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What’s Trending Online!

We’ve been keeping tabs on what you all are buying from our website, and here is a quick list highlighting our hot sellers! Make sure to pick some of these up before the yardage is gone; there are some real pretties selling quickly.

 

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First up!

a) Animal-esque Chocolate and White Silk Chiffon, $39.99/yd reg., *ON SALE! For $20.00/yd

b) Softest Whisper-Weight Viscose & Cashmere Knit (Made in Italy), $24.99/yd reg.

c) Heathered Taupe Plaid Stretch Wool (Made in Italy), $34.99/yd reg., *ON SALE! For $27.99 (Limited Stock)

 

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New Online Fabrics

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We’ve got some delicious new items on our website, so we decided to give you a little bit more of an up close and personal look of these fabrics in our store. Starting off are these beautiful and oh, so colorful cottons: our turquoise and watermelon “eyelet” and a metallic flecked orchid (which, by the way, is water resistant! Cool!).

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Poly/Lace/Rayon Online Fabric Sale Ends Monday!

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Online Fabric Sale! Get 20% off all fabrics in the Rayon, Polyester, and Lace Fabrics Categories through Monday July 13th. From cottony crocheted stretch lace, to drapey rayon prints, to imminently packable polyester, these fabrics make great additions to your spring and summer wardrobe! Quantities are limited, so shop early for the best selection! (This sale is good for online Rayon, Polyester, and Lace Fabrics Category fabrics only – in-store fabrics are not included in this sale)

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