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  • Linen Silk Skinny Pants

    May 26, 2015 by Communing with Fabric

    IMG_0162 copy Hey, it's Shams from Communing with Fabric with another garment made from a lovely Britex fabric! Since spring fashions hit the stores earlier this year, I've been a little obsessed: I keep seeing a style of skinny pants called "joggers". I was particularly taken with joggers made from linen. Joggers typically (though not always) feature an elastic waist with a drawstring, patch pockets, and hems finished with either elastic or ribbing. You can see a few on my Joggers Pinterest page. Continue Reading

  • Partaking Patrons Vol. V

    May 13, 2015 by Britex Fabrics

    Welcome to Partaking Patrons volume 5! 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!   Today, Britex is honored to present an amazing seamstress, Dipa Suri. With a keen eye for rich textiles and textures, Dipa creates luxurious items ranging from children's wear to artistic accessories. You can view more of her children's line on her delightful website.  
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  • Tutorial: Hemming with Rayon Seam Binding

    May 12, 2015 by Lilacs & Lace

    001   Hello everyone, it’s Laura Mae from Lilacs & Lace here to share a tip using my favorite sewing notion . . . rayon seam binding! Hemming a garment is generally one of, if not the last, steps in the construction process - this means it is often rushed. But a bit of extra time and effort can make a huge difference to the quality of a garment. It really is all about the little details!   Continue Reading

  • Partaking Patrons (vol. iv)

    April 29, 2015 by Britex Fabrics

    Welcome to Partaking Patrons volume 4! 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!   One of the beauties of textiles and notions is the range of projects that are possible, and today we are joined by a woman who does nothing less of magic with her Britex supplies. Meet Lori Wasbon and her captivating critters!   HampsterCollage   Continue Reading

  • Nima Shiraz Takes Britex to LA

    April 20, 2015 by Britex Fabrics

    For many years, Britex has had the honor of being a hotspot for fashion designer Nima Shiraz. We pile amazing fabrics and trims in his arms, send him on his way, and then pouf! He has transformed our items into breathtaking high fashion. This last month we have watched as Nima bought out an entire color of our Swarovski crystal collection, leather and velvet, and lace. And then, we found out what it was for. At the beginning of this month, there was a tribute concert for David Lynch and his foundation to teach Transcendental Meditation. And Nima was making a catsuit for one of the performers, the gorgeous Chrysta Bell.   CB-4   Continue Reading

  • Partaking Patrons (Vol. III)

    April 15, 2015 by Britex Fabrics

    Welcome to Partaking Patrons volume 3! 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!   In honor of spring and summer, we are thrilled to show off the lovely Victoria, of Victoria Allison Jewelry, and her wedding dress. As a FIDM graduate, she decided it would be best to make something flattering and special for herself. Using our ivory silk taffeta and silk crepe de chine, Victoria constructed a gorgeous multi-petaled gown.   victoriaandfrank-115   Continue Reading

  • Partaking Patrons (vol. II)

    April 1, 2015 by Britex Fabrics

    Welcome to Partaking Patrons volume 2! 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!   Thank you all for your generous outpouring of photos and descriptions of your projects. We are just thrilled to see the creativity and beauty all of our customers are able to create. Today we are welcoming Clare and her mother Karen and the gorgeous Steampunk outfit the two collaborated on.   Clare2 Continue Reading

  • Partaking Patrons! (vol. i)

    March 18, 2015 by Britex Fabrics

    Welcome to Partaking Patrons volume 1! 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!   Today we are featuring Trudy of Poppy von Frohlich and her gorgeous tote bag! The cotton she used is from our gorgeous Guatemalan collection, available in store on our 2nd floor.   north_and_west_tote_2_1024x1024 Continue Reading

  • Tutorial: Piping a Mary Poppins Carpet Bag & Pattern Give Away!

    March 17, 2015 by Nicole at Home

    IMG_3303   Hello, it's Nicole from Nicole at Home to show you my fabulous new Companion Carpet Bag made from this incredible silk brocade! Continue Reading

  • Cotton Asymmetrical Moto Jacket

    March 10, 2015 by Skirt as Top

    I’ve been intrigued by the moto jacket recently.  It’s one of those garments I’ve heard fans of the capsule wardrobe call an “essential.”  It pops up on Pinterest over skirts and jeans alike, and every time I see it I think that the woman wearing it looks fantastic, but I’d never even tried one on myself.
    Lately, I started thinking it might be the type of piece that I never knew I missed until I had one of my own.
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