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Sneak Preview of Devon Rose by Emily Payne

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This Fall at PROJKT Maiden Lane, Emily Payne (Project Runway / Project Runway All Stars) will be showcasing her kids line DevonRose’s (www.devonrosekids.com) brand new collection “Santa Fe” Featuring artwork by DevonRose herself developed by textile designer Teresa Reynolds.

Here’s a sneak preview of some of the new designs from DevonRose that were create with materials from Britex Fabrics, and will be featured this fall.

Items will be available for purchase at the event PopUp and online via Emily’s website www.leathertongue.net
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Photographer: Snaps Studio
Model: Lily Joy
MU: Mugopus
Heather Rome Styling
Clothing: DevonRose

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From Sketchbook to Runway: Fashion Design With Zachary Fernandez

Project Runway Junior finalist Zachary Fernandez attends Oakland School of the Arts where he recently finished his new collection Kathmandu and was a featured designer in a fashion show. Kathmandu was inspired by recovery efforts in Nepal after the devastating 2015 earthquake. Zachary is a regular at Britex Fabrics and was filmed at Britex for From Sketchbook to Runway, which is part of KQED Art School, a video series about artists that is produced by KQED.

For more about Zachary and his spring collection, check out his website.

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RIP Prince – An Icon

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Online Wool Sale 20% Off 3/8 – 3/21

Wool Sale March 8 March 21

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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

SILK LINEN BLEND FEATURE
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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Online Wool Sale 20% Off (Coming Soon)

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Simple DIY Suspenders Tutorial

SUSPENDERS TUTORIAL SUPPLIES LIST
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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