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  • "Chanel: The Making of Lesage Tweed"

    August 4, 2016 by Britex Fabrics

    This truly sensual process is fascinating to watch, from ripped straps of fabrics placed in the loom, to watching the weaving process, to finished garment. Filmed in a seductive manner what is Chanel, if not seductive?


    Britex Fabrics carries similar Chanel-like tweets, boucle',  and other textural beauties such as this.


    We are two doors away from the Union Square Chanel boutique,  and we love to study their Geary Street windows for inspiration and hints of the latest look from Paris.


  • Tutorial: Reinforcing a Kimono Sleeve Like an Expert

    February 17, 2015 by Lilacs & Lace

    Hello everyone! Today I have a few tricks to help you reinforce the curved edge of a kimono sleeve using this wool and mohair boucle. 01 I love a kimono sleeve. The design feature is classic, easy to wear, and very easy to construct. As a fan of vintage silhouettes, I have made quite a few dresses and blouses with this design feature over the years. But I have never liked the fact that it requires clipping into a seam that sees a lot of movement and potential wear.

  • Professional Coat-making Tips from Jen

    January 27, 2014 by Grainline Studio


      Hi everyone, Jen from Grainline Studio here to talk a little bit about winter coats. I know that sewing a full on winter coat can seem a bit intimidating but they really are a most rewarding project, and one of my favorite things to sew! In this post we are going to talk about choosing the right fabric as well as construction tips to get a professional and long lasting coat. The pattern used in this tutorial is my Birchwood Toggle Coat pattern, which will be available in my shop shortly, paired with this unbelievably beautiful and warm Double-Faced coating from Britex. I'm also kind of freaking out about the toggle closures as well. So beautiful and actually made from quality materials. The colors really are a perfect match with this wool!

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