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  • 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!  

  • 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  

  • Tutorial -- Silk Linen Curved Seam Midi Dress

    April 28, 2015 by Jamie Lau Designs

    Silk Linen Curved Seam Midi Dress + Tutorial by Jamie Lau Designs JLDBritexFabricsSilk04272015_Main In my latest design, I chose to work with a slubby textured silk linen blend. One of my top-selling dresses is a relaxed fit ikat midi dress with short kimono sleeves. I wanted to create a new midi style with three-quarter sleeves in a slightly heavier weight fabric.  

  • 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  

  • 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  

  • Mesh Knit Spring Cardi

    April 13, 2015 by Communing with Fabric

    IMG_9884 copy Hey, it's Shams from Communing with Fabric with another garment made from a lovely Britex fabric! Spring has officially sprung! I'm sure everyone, especially those on the east coast, are heaving a collective sigh a relief, yes? I know that my daughter, a San Francisco native who is attending university in Minnesota, is happy to see the thermostat climb.

  • Happy Tartan Day!

    April 6, 2015 by Britex Fabrics

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    Happy Tartan Day from Britex Fabrics! Not only were we inspired by this kilt feature in last months San Francisco Magazine issue, but the awesome time-traveling-Scottish Highland show Outlander is back. And we couldn't be more thrilled, as so many of our products have been used in the costuming of this production. Thanks to costume designer, Terry Dresbach, you can see many of our luscious laces, buttons, silks, and more on the screen. So, honor the Scottish in you and come on down to peek at our wool plaids!


  • 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

  • Cool & Captivating Culottes

    March 30, 2015 by Ada Spragg

    1 Well, hi ya! Sophie here from Ada Spragg. I'm beyond excited to share my latest Britex-enabled make with you today! No, your eyes do not deceive you... yes culottes are back. And I'm here to blatantly attempt to usher you into embracing (re-embracing?) this trend because a. Culottes are fun b. Culottes are practical and c. Culottes are...they're just great ok?! Work with me here.

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