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  • Britex Fabrics Customer Bobby With Some Awesome Halloween Inspiration

    October 3, 2016 by Britex Fabrics

    Since Halloween is just around the corner, here is some creative Halloween inspiration for you. Our customer Bobby Brumback from Willits California created these two fabulous Halloween costumes. He has been creating original costumes for theatrical productions and holidays for about 10 years. He created the "David Bowie" costume with an awesome psychedelic polyester print fabrics and then he added gold lame accents. For his "Soul Stealer" costume, he used 9 yards of muslin that he hand dyed and hand sewed the cording. He purchased cheap masks and molded them to the fabric and sewed them onto the robe.


  • Free Historical Costume Patterns

    April 29, 2016 by Britex Fabrics

    Have you ever wanted to create an historically accurate bathing suit, corset, or an Elizabethan dress? With the rise in popularity of historical fiction period piece shows and films, it's no wonder that there are hundreds of historical costume patterns available online for free. has an entire collection of free historical costume patterns including Medieval, Elizabethan, and Victorian. Just one click on this page, and you will find a link to hundreds of other patterns.   1920 bathing suit   There is a pattern for a gentleman's sack shirt from 1907, a corset from 1911, a bra from 1910, a young girl's kilted suit from 1876, a boy's Russian blouse costume from 1905, a gown from the Italian Renaissance, a 1950's petticoat, and even a pattern for drawers and knickerbockers, as well as a really awesome women's bathing suit project from the 1920's that has no pattern at all.   6   The variety of free patterns available is amazing, and these are just a few examples that have been compiled on

  • May The 4th Be With You!

    May 4, 2015 by Britex Fabrics

    Today, in honor of the 4th, we are celebrating our fellow Star Wars fans by showing off an array of fabrics that speak to the costumes of our beloved series.   AmidalaCollage

  • Costume Links from the GBACG

    June 3, 2010 by Britex Fabrics

    We are stunned by the Greater Bay Area Costume Enthusiasts links page! They have provided links to everything from Victorian hair work, to inspirational personal blogs featuring amazing sewn costumes, to Steam Punk. And we love their motto: Suo ergo maledico or "I sew, therefore, I swear."

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